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A clear victory in round one

24.10.2006 | Tennis

Roger easily advanced to the second round of the Davidoff Swiss Indoors, beating Czech qualifier Tomas Zib (ATP 151) 6-1, 6-2 today.

 

Never having won his hometown tournament, Roger showed a display of the shape he is in, winning 12 of the first 14 points, including four straight aces in the third game. "I'm hitting the ball real well right now," he said, having finished with 11 aces. "It's good if it stays like this."

 

Roger has won 20 straight matches and claimed his 10th title of the year last week at the Madrid Masters, but has yet to win the Basel tournament. He lost to Thomas Enqvist in the 2000 final, and then to Tim Henman a year later. He did not play the last two years because of injuries.

 

In Thursday's second round, Roger will face Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain, who beat Julian Reister of Germany 7-6 (4), 6-2. It is the first time the two players meet. Du to the fact that Garcia-Lopez is listed 75th in the ATP ranking, Roger is the clear favourite for the match.

 
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10/28/2006 | 10:16 AM
congrats rogie for ur first round at ur home =)
i can't wait to c u winning the trophy

always pray for u ^^
10/27/2006 | 04:14 PM
Being the local favorite should be different. You don't play at home very often. It's great that I found that I didn't miss many of your match during the Basel after a week's study. And your record 85-5 is amzing, and I'm even a bit surprised to see you c
10/26/2006 | 10:27 PM
congrats my idol for winning the first round!!!

i hope u will win in your hometown tournament!!!

GOOD LUCK IN THE NEXT ROUND!!!!!

GOD BLESS!!!!!!!!!
10/26/2006 | 10:22 PM
Congratulations Roger!
I'm looking forward to seeing you play tomorrow in the Quarter finals! Best of luck <3
We're all cheering for you.

xxx

~ Laura Smith.
10/26/2006 | 10:04 PM
Great stats, congratulation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10/26/2006 | 08:54 PM
Querido Roger,
Nós torcemos muito para o seu sucesso!
Que você consiga mais um título nesse ano, especialmente na Suíça, pois você é o melhor, o mais equilibrado e mais bonito jogador da atualidade!
Boa sorte!
Fãs e amigos do Brasil
10/26/2006 | 08:16 PM
Congratulations on the win over Garcia-Lopez.
He was completely outclassed. You never showed that you were enjoying his embarrassment-- never pumped your fist, or jumped up after a brilliant point. Yet, you were able to keep up a high level of play, as i
10/26/2006 | 04:47 PM
Hi to the fans,

Just wanted to let the peolpe know if they are having problems watching the basel tournament go to this web- site WWW.EUROSPORT.COM then clik on watch live basel it's right at the top of the page you can't miss it then just watch to you
10/26/2006 | 03:48 PM
My dear Roger,
You want to win all the tournaments? I think that it's the future, cause you are the best player of tennis 's history!!!!!
1 BIG KISS
10/26/2006 | 03:28 PM
Parabens pelas vitórias, Roger
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