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Roger survives opening round

30.08.2011 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger made it past the opening round of the US Open thanks to a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 win over Santiago Giraldo.

"It's always one of those moments you train for, to get on the first night of the US Open. You try to put on a good show and I was able to play a good match today, so I'm pleased. It could have been swifter maybe but I'm happy," Roger said.

Roger started powerfully, needing just 20 minutes to take a 5-1 lead in the opening set. But instead of easily taking the set, he suddenly struggled and dropped his serve twice before making the final game to capture the set. The second was similar, with Roger racing into the lead, being broken back, and then pulling away again. But Giraldo never seemed a real threat despite Roger's weakness during certain stages of the match. So our champ was able to see out the match in an hour and 46 minutes.

Roger will be back on court on Thursday when he meets Israel's Dudi Sela (ATP 96). The only match the two have played so far goes back over six years to the French Open, where Roger won 6-1, 6-4, 6-0.

 
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09/01/2011 | 08:51 PM
Damn you ***ADI1008***! You beat me to it, my friend. I was just about to write the same thing. He really did "survive"...
09/01/2011 | 08:46 PM
Lovely job Rogi. Very comfortable with that. Congratulations!
Have a good, well deserved rest, ready for the next round. Thank you for a good win.
09/01/2011 | 08:42 PM
ROGER SURVIVES THE SECOND ROUND...LOL...
09/01/2011 | 05:52 PM
LOADS OF LOVE AND BESTS WISHES for you, Rogi !!!
Bring home the match against Sela today...
In three sets, nice and easy !!!
God bless !
09/01/2011 | 05:19 PM
Good luck against Sela today! Hope the court is a little bit quicker. I want to see Federer dance again.
I will keep sending my very best of positive vibes to you.

Kei
09/01/2011 | 02:38 PM
Congratulations roger, good luck on your way to the final...it can be done
09/01/2011 | 11:35 AM
ALL THE BEST FOR THE NEXT ROUND ROG.
KEEP ON GOING, YOU CAN DO THIS.
ITS ALL O.K.
XX
09/01/2011 | 10:02 AM
Congratulations Roger on a very solid first match. At 5-1 in the first set you then lost serve twice before serving it out. Could this be due to a sudden loss of concentration? If so, do guard against it as the better players will punish it.

With you all the way though - you can do it and have a great match against Sela.

best wishes
Mike
09/01/2011 | 09:30 AM
you can do it Roger, it is going to be your 6 Us Open.
just believe in yourself, we´ll be supporting and pushing you.
Good luck & Best wishes!!!
09/01/2011 | 09:17 AM
Best wish to you ,come on Roger
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