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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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05/29/2012 | 09:04 AM
yayyy....gud start 2 d tournament!!!!!:D:D congo 4 d 1st round!!!:D but 50 unforced errors...u know that's not a figure u wanna c!!!!! so plzzz work upon that champ!!!!!
loadzzzzzza luck against ungur!!!!!
LUV YA INFINITELY!!!!!!<3<3<3<3
05/29/2012 | 08:39 AM
A win is a win - Congrats!
As u said, u could hv done better, but thankfully got done in 3 sets.
Onwards Roger to the next round! You are always the champion!! :)
05/29/2012 | 08:02 AM
congrats for the first match win at 2012 FO. Best wishes for the next round.
05/29/2012 | 05:56 AM
Bravo, it was a tough match :)
good luck in the next round
love ya
05/29/2012 | 05:32 AM
Congrats on tying Connors' record Rog and coming comfortably through your first round match ! Keep going Rog, we're behind you every step of the way :-) RF to the world !!!!!!!!
05/29/2012 | 04:19 AM
Bravo Roger! Just keep on winning and thank you for your great efforts.
Good luck for your next play. May god continue to bless you with
many more victories. Blessings on your entire lovely family.
Love you always.
marie in mtl
05/29/2012 | 03:57 AM
Congratulations on getting thru that rocky 1st round today & equaling Connors' 233, well only till Wed when you'll leave him behind after you take care of Ungur:). It made us so happy to see French Tennis give your the honors and acknowledge your accomplishments. Loved it, loved it, made us fans so proud. Enjoyed all your interviews, you charm and warm everyone's heart with your candidness and warm smiles. Best of Luck with Ungur, wishing you a smoother match then.

Luv u
05/29/2012 | 03:38 AM
Hi Roger,

Many congratulations on your first round victory at the French Open today and even more on your 233rd Victory. Just amazing!

Good luck for your next victory.
Your fan always
Love Jeanna xx
05/29/2012 | 03:13 AM
Bravo, Roger! Wishing you many more Grand Slam match wins and a few more GS titles -- to set almost unassailable records! Bonne Chance @ RG.
05/29/2012 | 03:05 AM
Saw your match today. My husband and I agree you are truly the greatest player to ever play tennis. We are your greatest admirers. Have a great tournament.