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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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10/25/2006 | 03:29 PM
Felicitaciones mi amigo!!! this year Basel is gonna be yours, very well done.
10/25/2006 | 02:58 PM
Hey Roger...................congrats on a comfortable and a straightforward first round win.Hope this is the beginning of an easy tournament victory[ by your standards-for anyone else no tournament win is easy] and the first in front of your adoring home
10/25/2006 | 02:33 PM
Roger as always it is a joy and privelege to see you play. I hope you understand how much you mean to your fans and how much we love and support you totally win or lose, but as usual you spoil us with your beautiful magical play and we love to see you win
10/25/2006 | 02:15 PM
Congratulations Roger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I didn't get the chance to watch the match but I'm sure you were just perfect!!!!
Good luck against Garcia-Lopez!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
All my love,
10/25/2006 | 01:24 PM
Dear Rogi,
I couldn't see this match unfortunetely but congratulations to your victory!
Now you will win in Basel easily!
Keep walking, my genius!
10/25/2006 | 12:38 PM
This is really great news! :D I wasn't able to see the match yesterday.. so I'm very happy you won!! 11 aces? Well, yeah! it'll be veeery good if it stays like that!! Good luck Roger!!

This trophy belongs to you! x.x.x
10/25/2006 | 12:00 PM
First man down!!!!
It must have been realy exiting to play in your home town, with all you friends watching!!!
You looked realy good.....in many way's
Also great to hear you speak in your own language. Never heard that before...
I find this tournem
10/25/2006 | 11:47 AM
Dear Roger,


All my prayers for you, good health and focus.

God bless always
10/25/2006 | 10:59 AM
Congratulations Roger
Well done
10/25/2006 | 10:24 AM
Well Rogger
What can i say
yOu're thE man

kEep yOu're eYe on thE priZe!

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