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Roger advances to second round

16.08.2006 | Tennis

Roger survived an early scare as he began defense of his Western & Southern Financial Group Masters title with a straight-sets win Tuesday night. Roger beat Paradorn Srichaphan of Thailand 7-5, 6-4 two days after winning the 40th title of his career Sunday in Toronto. He is 55-0 in North America since a first-round loss in this Cincinnati-area tournament in August 2004.


"I was very worried today. The court was fast, he was playing very well, and I had a bad feeling when I was down in that first set," Roger said. "I thought this match could be over in a hurry, the other way."


Roger will meet Andy Murray in round two. Murray won the second prestigious match against Tim Henman (4-6, 6-4, 7-5). Roger and Murray last played each other in the final in Bangkok, where the Swiss star won 7-5, 6-3.

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08/16/2006 | 03:43 PM
Hello!!! My Roger:

You had me worried yesterday!!! I just think to did not have the chance to get used to the fast court. Wish tou had some more time to practice before you started here in OHIO!! Win the match against Murray today baby!!!!!! Remem
08/16/2006 | 03:38 PM
hai thats not good feeling not well in the first match.but wat the hell grt to know that roger is through and i wish him best of luck in the future
08/16/2006 | 03:13 PM
well done rog!
08/16/2006 | 02:30 PM
08/16/2006 | 02:23 PM
Great recovery and great win--just the way to kick off a tournament!

Best of luck with the match against Murray. I am sure you must be exhausted from playing match after match, but I know you are used to fighting on for two consecutive weeks, and you
08/16/2006 | 02:13 PM
Dearest Roger ,

You have to play Murray and Brad Gilbert today. I bet he was scouting your game against Paradorn yesterday. He was doing that in Toronto at the match between Henman and Bjorkman.Congratulations on your first win in Cincy.

I wish you
08/16/2006 | 02:07 PM
Dearest Roger,

You have to play Murray and Brad Gilbert today. I bet Brad was scouting your game yesterday as he was doing in Toronto when Henman was playing Bjorkman.

I wish you all the luck in the world against Murray!


08/16/2006 | 02:05 PM
Let's go Roger. Nothing makes as happy as much as when you are happily winning your games. Find your rythym Roger especially when meeting Murray. I know you will do it as time and time again we wait for you in the finals.
We never grow tired in supportin
08/16/2006 | 01:46 PM
Dear Roger,
Congratulations on your 55th straight victory in N.America! You may have gotten worried during that first set, but somehow I knew you would hang in there long enough to turn it around as you've done so many times ... you are a fighter and alw
08/16/2006 | 01:42 PM
This was another wonderful match, Roger, against a dangerous opponent. They're all coming after you with everything they've got and yet you look so serene and unrattled always. Our marvellous champion. Roger, we love you and support you. Thanks for th
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