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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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07/28/2012 | 03:41 AM
3-All my best wishes for tomorrow and for the whole tournament. Focus on the game. Be FREE! If you want it FIGHT for it! You can do it!!! Your game is in amazing shape as well as you. Use all that CONFIDENCE! Have lots of self love! Give it to yourself!
07/28/2012 | 03:41 AM
4-I'll be cheering for you; you have my absolute support and love! I know it's not as meaningful to you as the live supporters :(. But I do what I can, not everyone can come you know. But maybe you can listen to it in your heart. It's real and strong.

Also all my best wishes for the great athletes of the Swiss Team, for your team and for Stan. Have a great doubles run! I saw somewhere Mr. Paganini all my admiration and respect for him! Greetings to all.
07/28/2012 | 03:40 AM
5-My beautiful treasure, my hero, my champion, my love. The Strongest Knight with and Unbreakable Golden Armor! Have fun and take care! All the best!

I love you Roger!!!...


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07/28/2012 | 03:28 AM
Dear Roger, Good luck against Falla tomorrow. Love you.
07/28/2012 | 03:22 AM
Dear Roger,
How I wish and pray for your victory tomorrow and all the coming matches! May GOD bless you and be with you all along, giving you strength, patience, confidence etc. etc. etc.
Love you always.
marie in mtl
07/28/2012 | 03:18 AM
Buena suerte Roger!!!. Estoy segura que ganaras las dos medallas de oro, porque los millones de fans que tienes al rededor del mundo, estaremos enviandote la mejor de las vibras. Te extranamos en la inauguracion, pero es bello de tu parte que le hayas dado la oportunidad a Stan. Te queremos!!!!
07/28/2012 | 03:14 AM
Dear Roger, I wish you best luck in the first round against Falla. Be strong and confident. Go Maestro, you are the Nr.1, go for the gold!!!
07/28/2012 | 02:27 AM
Good luck roger! I'm sure you will win two titles, And win 'em all. you're the best!!!
07/28/2012 | 02:27 AM
Good luck roger! I'm sure you will win two titles, And win 'em all. you're the best!!!
07/28/2012 | 02:26 AM
It is not easy way to win Olympic, but you can do it.