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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 | 11:17 AM
Well done Roger. I want you to beat Nadal if he comes to ur way this time. Prove the world that you are still best in this business.
10/18/2006 | 10:56 AM
Great job staying focused on only the match and not the entire tournament. Best of luck in your next match.

Cheers,
Hollywood
10/18/2006 | 10:49 AM
Congrats Roger!
Good start!
I hope everything will be ok for the rest of road!
Stay healthy, focused and positive!
Good luck!
With lots of love and support
Sofia
10/18/2006 | 10:42 AM
Congrats Roger -- hope to see u in master's final showdown with Nadal --- (ofcourse u gonna win that too ;)

all the best for the rest of the tournament

best regards
nAvEen:--)
10/18/2006 | 10:41 AM
Congratulations for your good start in Madrid !!
Please be focus in your next game ... Tomorrow I will travel to Madrid just to see you playing in the quarters.
Good luck and have a good time ....

10/18/2006 | 10:38 AM
Oh at last i get to see u play on tv again on the Tennis Channel. Always enjoy watching your matches and shotmaking, always watching out for Federer moment/s. Have a nice rest tomorrow.
Stay focus on yr next match. Congrats on today's win .
Blessings !
10/18/2006 | 10:38 AM
congrats rogie =)
luv to c u winning ur match
u played so well there
keep ur spirit up rogie =)

i'll pray for ur victory n wisdom for ur matches
with luv
10/18/2006 | 10:32 AM
i am sure that you will win
good luck
10/18/2006 | 10:27 AM
Hi Roger,
Congrat!Enjoy.
ANNIS
10/18/2006 | 10:12 AM
Congratulations Roger. I've been watching a lot of the other matches to make sure that I remember how the "others" play and so I don't ever take your genius for granted! And I have to agree with my 56 year old mum when she saw you walk on the court: "Gee,
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