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Roger rushes into round 2

28.05.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger started his 50th straight major by defeating Germany's Tomas Kamke (ATP 78) 6-2, 7-5, 6-3 at the French Open today - equalling Jimmy Connors' record of 233 Grand Slam match victories!

"I get a great deal of pleasure playing here. When I play well, the numbers come with me. It's great to have played and won here so often. I hope it continues," Roger said.

Roger scored three out of four break points in the opening set and continued well, securing the important points. He was always in charge, but nevertheless accumuluated over 40 unforced errors and missed several rather certain opportunities. He never got into danger, though, and wrapped up the match after 117 minutes on a sixth match point.

Roger will next face Adrian Ungur (ATP 92) of Romania who eliminated David Nalbandian in four sets.

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05/28/2012 | 08:09 PM
Dear Roger
Congrtulations! Win is the win, it doesn't matter how many ues you made!! But it will be much better to make as less as possible! I hope you'll stay healthy and fit enough, because GS tournament is always a strenuous one!
Wish you all the best and good luck dearest Roger!
Go, Roger, gooooooooooooo!
Love, Mimi
05/28/2012 | 08:01 PM
Well done on your win today Roger :)

Looking white hot in black out there ... congrats on equaling JCs record :)) may you continue to break more records and win at RG.

Love you...M xo

P.s, Nalbandian, Lopez and Roddick OUT!
05/28/2012 | 07:40 PM
Love the outfit Roger, black socks were the right choice! Good win today, looked really hot in Paris! Good luck for your next match. x
05/28/2012 | 07:37 PM
Hi Roger!! Congrats for your win today!! You play very well, less than a lot of UES but is good to see you're at the 2nd Round. Best of luck!! :)
05/28/2012 | 07:24 PM
HOLA ROOOO felicitaciones por el triunfo de hoy ,, por las 233 victorias en GS, y por todas las que vendran, todo el exito para el proximo encuentro, besos a la familia, te amo Rosi de Argentina.
05/28/2012 | 07:21 PM
The victory in three sets is good. More than 40 errors is not so good.
But this is the first week. Your best play will be needed next week.
I hope you are healthy and fit.
Best of luck, Roger.
05/28/2012 | 07:18 PM
We saw some excellent play and also some wobbly moments especially with the serve, but there was never any doubt of what the outcome would be. I would say it was a good warm-up game for you Roger. Well done, and congratulations on your win. It was wonderful to be able to watch you play, even if it was only on TV. I liked the anthracite kit with a touch of yellow and the black socks! The black was the right choice in the end. Have a good rest Roger and good luck for the next round!
05/28/2012 | 07:14 PM
Well done, Roger!
Nalbandian is out, and in the next round is my country fellow Adrian Ungur.
I hope watching a good match between you two next round.
05/28/2012 | 06:56 PM
Congratulations!!! Hoping you are feeling good, you looked a bit tired by the end of the third set. Good luck in the next match.
05/28/2012 | 06:55 PM
You are the best, you can win against Ungur Adrian. Good luck Roger! Go-Roger!