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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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08/31/2011 | 01:05 AM
good start. first match is always difficult, yet you put pressure where necessary. won in straight sets.
08/31/2011 | 12:43 AM
Congratulations, Roger, and thank you. God bless you, our boy.
08/31/2011 | 12:34 AM
08/31/2011 | 12:27 AM
Very good match Roger, I`m sorry by my compatriot Santiago, but you're the best.
Best regards!
08/31/2011 | 12:22 AM
good gamw feds.
hope to reduce your unforced errors next game!!!!!!!!!!!!
p.s: who will retire against novak in R2?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
08/31/2011 | 12:06 AM
Good job my Champ! It really was a pleasure watch you play against Santi.
Good luck! Come oooon!!
08/30/2011 | 11:27 PM
Bravo, Roger ! you did well last night...a smooth win in three easy sets...
The first step on your way...keep the momentum !!!
Stay healthy and happy !
08/30/2011 | 11:16 PM
Dear Roger
You did it, it's the most important! Continue fighting and be calm and selfconfident!
Wish you all the best in the next match!
Go, Roger, gooooooooooo!
Love, Mimi
08/30/2011 | 10:46 PM
congratulations Roger, just keep improving, and be consistend, this is your chance for gs 17
08/30/2011 | 10:40 PM
Roger you started out with great rhythm, a strong first service and beautiful shots!

Love your look, your hair, your legs, everything about you and you look so handsome! Your shoes are really cool.

All the best for the next round!

Enjoy and take care.

I love you…
:) xoxoxoxo