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22.09.2006 | Tennis

Roger gave Switzerland a 1-0 lead over Serbia in the Davis Cup World Group playoffs, defeating Janko Tipsarevic 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. Roger served 14 aces to win in 1 hour, 27 minutes.


"I was in charge the whole match. I made it easy on myself and hard for Janko," Roger said.


Janko Tipsarevic enjoyed the lesson - and certainly stayed in a good mood. He had a smile over his whole face after playing and impressive stop-ball in the third set leaving Roger no chance, for example.


"It was a lot of pressure playing Roger on center court," Tipsarevic said. "Everybody knows he's the most complete player, maybe of all time. The thing that surprised me was his return. He scored at least two points on my serve every time. I had to fight for every point I made. It tired me out."


The spectators cheered frenetically for Roger. He has added three Grand-Slam titles to his list of victories since his last appearance in Geneva precisely a year ago. Roger also enjoyed the atmosphere and thanked the fans for their great support.

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09/22/2006 | 08:38 PM
Congrats and Keep Going...!
09/22/2006 | 08:30 PM

Fantastic job babe. I had no worries about this match. I am so happy that all your dedicated fans were there for you, even the ones that were not!!!! Good luck tomorrow in the doubles!!!!

Marcee' Sturwold
09/22/2006 | 07:48 PM
Dearest Roger,

Congratulations on your win! I was hoping that Wawrinka would win but he was playing against a very good up and coming player. I must say he did very well though. Now you have to win the doubles match and your match against Djokovic for
09/22/2006 | 07:48 PM
Well done Roger!
From the few highlights I was able to see you were awesome! And it was great to see that the stadium was full with enthusiastic Swiss fans, contrary to what he had heard at the start of the week.
Best of luck to you and Yves in the do
09/22/2006 | 07:45 PM
Yesssss roger!!! a great win, congrats to you and your team! and best of luck for your double. you are the best roger!!!!
09/22/2006 | 07:34 PM
Roger is the best and the swiss team will win
09/22/2006 | 07:32 PM
Excellent Done!!!!!Roger!!!
i m so happy that bcoz of ur victory swiss is leading 1:0!!!!
its just great that u won!!!
i m sure u'll make ur team win and everybody'd be so proud of you!!!
Gooo swissy!
Go Rogyyyyyyyy!!!:D

09/22/2006 | 07:32 PM
Congratulation Roger!
I didn't see your match becaouse in Poland we haven't got possibility to watch matches of Davis Cup in TV. But I love hearing about your winners.
Good luck
09/22/2006 | 07:23 PM
Hi roger and team,

Congratulations on a fantastc win for your country you must be very happy. It sounds like you played very well and are happy with the way it went.

It's a shame Stan couldn't finish of the sound match but he played well credit to
09/22/2006 | 07:21 PM
Congratulations FOR U, and for the swiss team for the first point. And for the people who was right there and support you..
U r great... and the victory was easy.. and still now your opponents seems to be surprised with your talent.
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