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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 | 07:14 PM
No vi vasi el 3er set. preferi no hacerlo, estaba demasiado nerviosa; pero sabía que Roger iba a ganar, le lo digo a Uds. amigos. Y era de esperarse que apareciera "BOTING", QUE OJALA QUE APRENDIERA CASTELLANO, PORQUE YO ENTIENDO INGLÉS..

BOTING, siempre aparece cuando Roger presenta comete demasiados errores en su juego, forzados o no. Hoy sucedió eso y yo soy su super FAN. pero espero que para el proximo partido no cometa los mismos errores y lo gane a dos sets.
07/28/2012 | 06:52 PM

What you are telling is pure b*** s****
07/28/2012 | 06:44 PM
Good Luck Roger!!!!
07/28/2012 | 06:43 PM
Congratulations Roger! You played great tennis today!
Falla is a dangerous opponent, he plays smart tennis as well. I really enjoyed today's match and I was sure that you were going to win as whenever you play like this, no one can touch you even when he is at his best form. The truth is I was a bit afraid as I was wondering how you were going to deal with so much pressure. Take a good rest, enjoy your doubles' play tomorrow and of luck against Bennetaeu.. Many kisses and support from Greece!:-)
07/28/2012 | 06:43 PM
Roger, the GENIUS !!!!

No problem MAESTRO !!!!!!!!!! WE LOVE YOU !!!!!!
Go step by step and BEAT THEM ALL !!!!!!!
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The WORLD is cheering you again CHAMP !!!!!!!!
Roger's fan is celebrating over your victory against Falla !!!

Go ROGER Go !!!!!!!
07/28/2012 | 06:28 PM
Congratulations! I was a bit scary, but you prevail! Good luck in your next game against Benneteau.
07/28/2012 | 06:22 PM
Bravo, Roger!
Well done. You finally sent the tough customer away. Hope your next match will be easier.
Enjoy your doubles with Stan tomorrow.
All my love,
07/28/2012 | 06:18 PM
So glad that loser Berdych lost. No forgiveness for the 2010 Wimbledon QF!
07/28/2012 | 06:17 PM
We must learn to ignore *Boting* and *1991*, they only come on when he's playing and they think there's a chance he's going to lose, always with the negatives. I guess they might be pissed off Nadal or Djokovic fans.Don't know why they bother, it's just so childish.
It's going to be tough, we all know this - look at Berdych, should never have gone out to Darcis, but he did. But Roger's through and showing his fighting spirit, so it's love, love, love, xxxxx
07/28/2012 | 06:17 PM
Oh what a relief! You made it champ under so much pressure. Very well done. Good luck on your next one!
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