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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 | 10:14 AM
i know you'll gonna win in your hometown. just take good care of yourself and i'll pray for you. hugs and kisses..
10/25/2006 | 09:47 AM
Roger,
Must be nice to play for your home crowd. Nice u did so well too. Congrats.
All the best in the next match. :)
10/25/2006 | 09:34 AM
Reading all your fans' messages is truly overwhelming and touching!!

We love you very dearly, our one and only Roger!!!
10/25/2006 | 09:28 AM
Dear Roger,

Congratulations!! As usual, you did it again!

It must feel so great winning in your hometown. How do you descibe it, Rog? Too bad the tournament isn't shown in the Philippines. Can't wait til the Paris Masters when hopefully i shall
10/25/2006 | 09:09 AM
Felicidades Roger por haber ganado ayer, y suerte para el jueves a pesar de que te toca con un jugador de mi país...suerte para los dos, pero está claro que eres el mejor. Muchas felicidades por ser como eres. Un besazo enorme y mucha suerte.
10/25/2006 | 08:59 AM
Congratulations! ROGER!!

As for this meeting, contemplation will be strong for you. I hope that it follows that it is good for you. Next to Guillermo Garcia. Do its best as always! GO ROGER!!
10/25/2006 | 08:25 AM
Hi Roger,

Congrats on an easy win. I am sure you will win your first Basel title. Keep up the gr8 work and win them all - Basel, Paris & Shanghai !

Hi Christina,

You had mentioned in your post that you saw Roger's match live on the web. Could you
10/25/2006 | 08:23 AM
Sackstark! Gratuliere.
10/25/2006 | 05:21 AM
Dearest Roger,

Congratulations on a fantastic match! I wasn't able to see it, as this tournament is not televised in New Zealand, but it sounds like it was great, so well done! Winning 12 out of the first 14 points is fantastic and only you could man
10/25/2006 | 05:19 AM
Congratulations Roger! Well played! You can win this tourney....I know you can. One thing I learned from watching you play...one point at a time, one game at a time, one match at a time.

Love and hugs!
Cori USA
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