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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 | 04:55 AM
congrats on ur 1st round win rog! it seems you're fine after your fall at the madrid final. i'm glad.

i just wish u the best in this tourney. i know this means a lot to you since it is held in your hometown. God bless! :D
10/25/2006 | 04:44 AM
hi,dear roger:
congratulations!!go go go,until the day you win the title,it is important for you,your hometown title.And take care of your injure,it is more important!Good luck forever
10/25/2006 | 03:49 AM
Congratulations ! Roger well done!!!! Good luck next round . ^^
10/25/2006 | 03:48 AM
Way to go, Roger!

Just a matter of time here . . . and your talent will prevail. Glad your ankle appears to be OK. All the best! We're supporting you from afar on rf. com :) (And some of us are seeing you play - YES!)

Mary Kay
10/25/2006 | 03:32 AM
congratulations roger!..stay healthy!..:wink:
10/25/2006 | 03:18 AM
you´re the best tennis player of the world your game es very classic and dynamic and the excelent human being i wish you win in basel because is your dream since boy
10/25/2006 | 02:54 AM
Hi Roger,

I just wanted to let you know that I am happy with your win in Basel. You are fantastic! I hope your are not pushing yourself too much if you are tired. I am also happy that your vision was not affected by the champagne event in Madrid. I
10/25/2006 | 02:24 AM
Glad to see that your ankle is okay. To be honest, I was more concerned about the champagne that got into your eyes last Sunday in Madrid. Congrats on your first round win. Hope you have continued success.
10/25/2006 | 01:39 AM
Dear Rog,
Congrats on winning your first round match. I was unable to see it, but I'm sure you were amazing.
Good luck for rest of the tournament! Play your best and i'm sure you'll come off on top on Sunday!

With love,
10/25/2006 | 01:20 AM
Vamos a ganar y afianzarnos en el uno. Tienes todo para doblar a Nadal en puntaje a final de año.

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