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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 | 02:58 AM
Come on!
05/29/2012 | 02:41 AM
Congratulations Roger on equaling the historical milestones, that being of course Jimmy Connors record and well done in getting your 50th win here in your 50th straight Slam. Legend.
05/29/2012 | 02:14 AM
Great win Roger ! You're for the cup this time, positively sure!
All the best to you ROGER CHAMP !
05/29/2012 | 01:33 AM
Congratulations Roger, great start to Roland Garros against Kamke. You're the master at pacing yourself and I'm really looking forward to your next matches...love the togs and dark socks to match, great choice!
05/29/2012 | 01:21 AM
we all with u roger all the best 4 u
05/29/2012 | 01:20 AM
Congratulations Roger, on another 3 milestones – 50 wins at each GS, 50 consecutive GS appearances (the record is 56), and most wins at GS.

But I'm confused – at Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATP_World_Tour_records they have you one win in front of Jimmy Connors, who is on 232 GS wins, while ATP article says Connors won 233 as well.

Anyway – Good luck for the rest of the tournament – another trophy would be fantastic, but it's one match at a time, and you know that you can beat
05/29/2012 | 01:17 AM
Wonderful start Roger. The best for you to win Roland Garros this year!!!
05/29/2012 | 12:53 AM
The Fed Express is off to a great start!!!
All the best!
ML
05/29/2012 | 12:31 AM
Keep going Champ: winning matches, breaking records and making me so happy!
Thank you so much my Love
05/29/2012 | 12:22 AM
HI MY DEAR

CONGRATULATION ........

PLAY YOUR BEST TENNIS TO WIN THE TITLE.....YOU CAN DO IT

YOU ARE THE BEST

GOOD LUCK.....

LOVE YOU SO MUCH