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Round two in London

28.07.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger had to fight in the opening round of the Olympic tournament at the All England Club today, defeating Colombia's Alejandro Falla 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.

"It's great coming back (after winning Wimbledon), but it's so much harder to do it again in the first round knowing that every match for me is like a final. I'm really relieved and hoping to keep it up," Roger said.

Our champ seemed to absolve the first round with ease, when he allowed Falla back into the match after wasting three match points in the second set. He was then pushed hard by the world number 51 in the decider before sealing a tougher than expected win on his fifth match point.

Roger will now face Julien Benneteau in the last 32. Roger had to come from two sets down to win against the Frenchman in this year's Wimbledon.

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07/29/2012 | 08:34 AM
Thank you Roger!! A great birthday present full of joy for me!!!!
Good luck next round...attack all the time, make him run a lot ;)
Vamos Campeón!!!
07/29/2012 | 07:38 AM
Hi Roger, I hope you have a great doubles match tomorrow with Stan. And I hope you've got all the butterflies out by Monday so you can beat Julien, too. Go Roger Go!
07/29/2012 | 07:37 AM
Tough match Roger.
You were a bit rusty and that's acceptable.
Good luck in the next match. :)
07/29/2012 | 07:16 AM
Well done, Roger. Don't rush ,take your time in the next match against Benneteau
Go for the kill from start to finish,you will beat him
Wish you all the best
07/29/2012 | 06:39 AM
Dear Rogerrrrrrrrrrrrrrr,

Yessssss, it's tougher in the begining, who said it would not be? Better pull up your socks and play to win! No way out for you. You stick to your guns (your killer serve) and please reduce your errors. Best of Luck. We are with you, all the way to the TOP!!!
07/29/2012 | 06:35 AM
Roger - tennis escape artist extra-ordinare! Remember FO '09. Its great how you get out of tight situations - you sure keep your fans on their toes and their hearts pounding... Hope the going gets smoother as the tournament moves on!
07/29/2012 | 06:23 AM
Congrats on your win!! Good luck against Benneteau, Rog. :)
07/29/2012 | 06:18 AM
i have been sending emails to your foundation for involvement in it as i am really interested in it please do something if possible
well played against falla
your greatest fan
Yash Malhotra
07/29/2012 | 06:15 AM
Dear Roger, Falla can be a tough customer, so it's no surprise that he goes for broke given this format. (I don't like this format for the Games: no full expression of tennis!) No question you would turn on the heat, with some really brilliant play, and the digging in and intensity you have. Against Benneateau, take m seriously, contain him from the start! Discourage him from any wild ideas. (I like him, but the best should win.) Luck, in doubles, too, and Godspeed. You are a One-Off champion!
07/29/2012 | 06:11 AM
You fought through the valley to get back and claim that win today. You're handling the highs and lows perfectly ! Such a pleasure to be your fan......all I can do is smile and say thank you. Go get 'em, Fedex !