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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 | 11:23 AM
Dearest Rog, posted on the other thread but just to say well done again against a very determined and tough opponent. But you showed that fighting spirit and your belief and determination. This will stand you in good stead and sharpen up your wonderful skills ready for Benneteau - come out all guns blazing. Love you loads, xxxxx
07/29/2012 | 11:14 AM
Hello Roger,

Congratulations on winning your 1st match! First round matches are never easy and playing for your country and not just for yourself at the Olympics would make any athlete a little more nervous than usual. You were never in real danger though and played an excellent 1st set and a good 3rd.
Very strange to see so many empty seats at Center Court during a Roger Federer match. This must be a first ever! I hope they will fix the problem with those sponsored seats asap.
07/29/2012 | 11:01 AM
Well played Roger, just now saw pics of Mirka Federer from yesterdays match at London Olympics 2012 ---


Go for the gold champ :)
07/29/2012 | 10:25 AM
Awesome job Federer! I hope you win the gold medal this year! By the way i sent you a letter. It should have reached by now. I can't wait to get an autographed card from you!
07/29/2012 | 09:51 AM
Well done Roger! Great match, tough opener! Best of luck in doubles with Stan and for your match against Julien. Michele x
07/29/2012 | 09:24 AM
Of course, is not an easy draw. These are all good players who will do anything to win for their country. Like you.
I hope you have enough strength and concentration to achieve your dream and win the gold medal in your favorite Wimbledon.
Best of luck, Roger.
07/29/2012 | 09:22 AM
Hallo Roger goed gedaan in de eerste ronde, heel veel geluk voor de 2de ronde en ook voor het dubbelspel. U kan het Champ, pakt het goud.
07/29/2012 | 09:06 AM
Roger best of luck with your next match!We re all by your side!You re the best!Love you!
07/29/2012 | 08:45 AM
Yes But You Are The Best!
Go Go Rog!
Good Luck Chmp!
07/29/2012 | 08:36 AM
Dear Roger,
Well-done.Tough match,but you made it!
The key is: concentration! Stay focused Rogie,and you'll conquer the world.
The Gold is yours, all you need to do is stretch your hand and grab it!
Good luck warrior.
God Bless.