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Olympics: the draw

27.07.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger has returned to Wimbledon a few weeks after winning his seventh title to now start his quest for one major title missing in his collection: an Olympic gold medal in singles.

The draw was held yesterday, with Roger leading the top half. Rafael Nadal's absence and the fact that Andy Murray as well as Novak Djokovic are situated in the bottom half of the draw, is certainly a major advantage. Roger will open the tournament against Alejandro Falla (ATP 51) who almost eliminated our champ in the first round at Wimbledon two years ago. He could then meet Julien Benneteau (ATP 32) or Mikhail Youzhny (ATP 29) in round two - Roger defeated both players in Wimbledon this year on the way to his seventh title. Fernando Verdasco (ATP 16) is a possible opponent in round three, before our number one could play his quarter-final against John Isner (ATP 11), Janko Tsiparevic (ATP 8) or David Nalbandian (ATP 39). The semis could bring a clash with David Ferrer (ATP 5).

The format of the Olympic tennis tournament, starting this Saturday, is slightly different from what the ATP pros are used to. The first five rounds (up to the semis) are played best two-of-three sets, followed by a best three-of-five final. 

In the doubles - Roger will of course be defending his title together with Stanislas Wawrinka - the Swiss will meet the Japanese team Kei Nishikori/Go in the opening round. They would then either face a Spanish team with Marcel Granollers/Marc Lopez or an Israeli one with Jonathan Erlich/Andy Ram in the next round. Should they make it through, their most likely opponents in the quarter-finals are the American brothers Bob und Mike Bryan.

 
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07/30/2012 | 02:59 PM
Go Roger! All the best!
07/30/2012 | 01:29 PM
Bring us the GOLD!
07/30/2012 | 02:06 AM
Go for the Gold, Rog.
You're simply the best in the world.
And, don't forget the Doubles medal while you're at it.
U and Stan. Golden.
07/29/2012 | 02:58 PM
best of luck..
07/29/2012 | 10:45 AM
Roger We know u can blow out any player on your day like u did in Wimbledon 2012.U can beat any potential opponent .We have no worries about that.Just be healthy and take confidence and momentum to all tournaments to be played over next months/years.Keep enjoying and u will break many records.
07/28/2012 | 11:55 PM
MILKICA TIENE RAZON, HAY QUE AGRADECERLE A DIOS POR EL TRIUNFO DE ROGER, PORQUE DIOS LE ACARO LA MENTE Y LE DIO CONCENTRACION PARA GANAR EL PARTIDO. NUEVAMENTE FELICIDADES ROGER!!!! NUESTRO CAMPEON.

ROGER Y SU EQUIPO ANALIZARAN LAS COSAS Y LAS CORREGIRAN Y CONTRA BENNETEAU, SERA DIFERENTE, ROGER GANARA EN DOS SETS, DEBEMOS TENER CONFIANZA EN EL Y SU OBJETIVO TRAZADO: MEDALLA DE ORO EN SINGLES, Y DOBLES TAMBIEN.

LO IMPORTANTE ES EL TRIUNFO Y TU LO HICISTE, GO ROGER!!!!
07/28/2012 | 11:35 PM
all the best against benneteau in the next round.
07/28/2012 | 11:33 PM
congratulations Rog. I want to see you more focused in the next round, because it will be more difficult than against falla. I know it's very difficult to stay in the same high consetration all the time, but I want to see you finishing the olympic games with gold medal. all the in the next round.
07/28/2012 | 10:12 PM
Dear Roger
Congratulations! I was not watching the match but I'm happy for you and thank you for making me happy! Hope you'll be healthy and fit enough for the next week!Hope you'll be as successful in the doubles, too. Keep winning as long as you can!
Wish you all the best and good luck dearest Roger!
Go, Roger, goooooooooooooooooooooo!
Love, Mimi
07/28/2012 | 10:09 PM
That wasn't a good match, you should have won it much faster and easier Roger:(
I hope you can play better next time because the opponent will be much harder
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