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Roger to play Chiudinelli

04.01.2011 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger booked his spot in round two of the Qatar Open thanks to a 7-6(3), 6-3 victory over Thomas Schoorel (ATP 168).

The Dutch qualifier showed no fear in the first set, playing consistent tennis. Roger even had to deal with three set-points on his own serve at 4-5. Roger did not hesitate in the tie-break, though, clearly winning it 7-3. Roger then went on to break Schoorel's serve with his first break point in the match - going 3-1 up in the second set. Schoorel didn't find his way back after that, as Roger even showed his trademark between-the-legs winner as he served out the match.

Roger's opponent in the second round is his fellow countryman Marco Chiudinelli, also from the area of Basel (Switzerland), the two know each other since they were kids. The only encounter between the two players so far took place in Basel in 2009, with Roger defeating Chiudinelli in two sets.

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01/05/2011 | 01:11 AM
Congratulations, Roger!!! Fantasti hotdog!!!!!!Good luck in next match!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ludmila from Poland
01/05/2011 | 12:59 AM
Good win against Schoorel. Always a treat to see your fun shots. Good luck vs Marco!
01/05/2011 | 12:59 AM
have a great show today...come on!!!! :)
01/05/2011 | 12:18 AM
Go for the QATAR Final
first go for the QUARTER Final
thanks for today's hotdog, too funny, too unexpected.
01/04/2011 | 11:59 PM
Hello Roger,

Congratulations on winning your first official match of 2011. I got everything I hoped for in this match: my young countryman Thomas playing a very good match, you winning in two sets AND giving us another piece of your magic with variation of the tweener for desert, so to speak. You certainly know how to make even a losing opponent smile from ear to ear and still smiling AFTER he was beaten :-)!
I wish you all the very best for your match against your longtime friend Marco.

01/04/2011 | 11:39 PM
It was so great to watch you, up to your magic again!!!
A front tweener yet... spectacular !
Warmed my heart on a cold wintry day !

The best to you for tomorrow, against your childhood friend
No sentiments, please ! beat him in 2 sets...save your energy !
Happy thoughts , dear Roger...
God bless !
01/04/2011 | 11:15 PM
Dear Roger: I just saw a video of your between-the legs- winner: IT WAS MAGIC!!!! (also the press in my country is showing it as MAGIC!!!!!)
Congratulations Champ and all the best for you!!!!!
01/04/2011 | 10:52 PM
Congratulations! Best of luck in the next round!
01/04/2011 | 10:47 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!! Nice match and amazing shot!! I wish you all the best tomorrow against Chiudinelli. :)
01/04/2011 | 10:45 PM
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