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Roger makes winning start

06.11.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger opened his quest for a seventh season-ending tour title, looking like the man to beat again. The Champ lost only eight points on his serve under the roof of the O2 Arena while converting four of his nine break points in the event that features the top eight players in the world and going on to win 6-3,6-1."I still had some little things I had to work through the last couple of days. Really since yesterday, I feel fine," Roger said."It's my third trip to London this year. The other two were pretty good and I hope something similar is going to happen this week. It’s a great atmosphere, I’m happy I played so well because Janko’s a great player also. I had a great year and great summer, I gave everything I had and it worked. It was a great season but its not over yet - I hope I can keep it up here. There are many things I cannot achieve any more as I cant go back in time, I’m happy with how my career has gone. You only have one chance and I think I am making the most out of it but hopefully I have more left in the tank".

Roger had won all five of his previous meetings with Tipsarevic and, with the Serb having no impact on his opponent's serve, the first set was over in 30 minutes.Tipsarevic staved off two break points in the third game of the second set, but Roger kept dictating play from the baseline and he finally induced a miscued forehand from the Serb to break for a 2-1 lead.Scenting blood, our Champ delivered the killer blow with a blazing forehand for another break that ended any hopes of a Tipsarevic revival.The 31-year-old already has a record six titles in this season-ending event after winning the tournament for the last two years and he looks in the mood to complete a hat-trick on the evidence of this emphatic Group B victory over the Serbian eighth seed in just one hour and eight minutes.

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11/06/2012 | 06:09 PM
What ever you did with yourself last week Roger, it was right for you. We had a master -class today, such beautiful play. Tipsy, I think played well, but you made beating him look so easy. Well done Roger, looking forward to the next master-class! Go, go Rogi!
11/06/2012 | 06:08 PM
You were splendid and good start.
Please maintain concentration and play aggressively a good fight, next too.
Go! Go, Roger!
11/06/2012 | 06:08 PM
...you're from another planet!love you so much!amazing tennis
11/06/2012 | 06:00 PM
Great start hold on Fed !!
11/06/2012 | 05:56 PM
BRILLIANT ROGER!!!!! AMAZING MATCH AND WONDERFUL START!!!! I´m SOOOOO proud of my hero!!!!!! Congratulations for the match and for the new record in WRF wins!!!! SIMPLY THE BEST!!!!! SIMPLY......MY LOVELY IDOL!!!!!!
Go Roooooo!! All the best for the next match!!! Enjoy it like you did today....this is our Roger!!!!!
11/06/2012 | 05:50 PM
Lovely, Roger, ...dominant position for your next challenges. I loved your calm assurance and beautiful shot-making. Congratulations on passing Lendl in WTF wins! kt
11/06/2012 | 05:48 PM
Dear Roger,

That was a truly amazing match! Good luck on Thursday and I'll be cheering for you as always! :)

Your biggest fan,

11/06/2012 | 05:44 PM
Roger, what do we owe you for this masterclass?
Stunning. Don't stop until you touch that trophy.
11/06/2012 | 05:28 PM
hai my roger !!i saw the full match it was amazing and magical tennis from you,you are back in your form we all hope you will win this title we know that you are hungry to win this atp title......go on good luck for next match love you always........!!!
11/06/2012 | 05:23 PM
it was indeed a beautiful match! loved your performance as always:) best of luck for the rest of matches. Love you loads and loads. God bless you my dear!
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