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15th victory in series

18.10.2006 | Tennis

Roger won his first indoor tournament match in almost a year at the Madrid Masters. He defeated the Olympic gold-medalist Nicolas Massu 6-3 and 6-2, taking home his 15th match in series.

 

It is is Roger's first indoor victory on the ATP tour since a five-set loss to Nalbandian in the Masters Cup final last November. "It's always nice to beat the Olympic champion," Roger said. "I think I played the big points better than he did. This is a good surface for my game, and it's a perfect result for the first round."

 

Roger's round-of-16 opponent will either be Robin Soderling or former No 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero - who eliminated our star in the semifinals on his way to the title in 2003. "At that time we were both fighting for Number 1 and he played really well then," Roger said of Ferrero. "I always enjoy playing against him, and any former No. 1."

 
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10/18/2006 | 04:03 PM
I am unbelivably proud of you!!! Wonderful game. Just wish I could have seen it. Wishing you much luck through the rest of the tournament baby. Go Get'm TIGER!!!!!! Sending hugs and kisses your way!!!!!!

Marcee' Sturwold
10/18/2006 | 04:02 PM
Hi, my dear Rog, I am so happy for you. It was not easy for you since it is not a natural surface but you played grasiously as usual.

Please do not pay attention to all unmannered whistlers at the stadium. I can not wait until poor Rafael Nadal lea
10/18/2006 | 03:52 PM
Hi Roger,

Congrats for winning the 1st match..it's always great to get over the 1st match since it's often the toughest. Anything now is a bonus, so go all the way as usual!
10/18/2006 | 03:40 PM
goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!! ROGER !! CHAMPION, I KNOW YOU WILL DO THIS FOR ALL YOUR BEST BIG FANS.......GOD BLESS!!!!!!!!!!!!
10/18/2006 | 03:15 PM
Congratulations on a great start Roger. It was so good to see you again on TV! You were awesome, especially considering it was your first match in the tournament; some of your shots had me gasping.
Good luck in the next round, and please take extra good
10/18/2006 | 03:04 PM
congrats roger!..

go and steal that title away from rafael!.. :wink:

stay healthy.. n_n
10/18/2006 | 03:01 PM
Well done! It sounds like you are enjoying your visit to Madrid on court and off, and I hope you will surf on.
Good luck with the next match!
10/18/2006 | 02:52 PM
hey rogi
great to see you play again (on TV), was missing that...
congrats on your win, keep going
love
m&y
10/18/2006 | 02:28 PM
well done rog ,go head like that
Best regards Luca
10/18/2006 | 02:07 PM
Just seen a snippet of your game against Massu but guess that will be all I am able to see of this tournament. Leaving Vernet early tomorrow and not home in Windsor until after the weekend. I wish you all the very best and hope I will be toasting you on
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