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In round 2 with ease

15.01.2013 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger opened his 2013 Australian Open quest with a straight-sets win against Benoît Paire today.

"I'm happy, he's a good player, good talent and I have not played a match this season yet so I wasn't sure and that's why you're relieved when you're through the first one," Roger said.

It was Roger's first match on the Tour since the ATP World Tour finals in London in November, and he showed no real signs of rustiness, breaking the Frenchman six times and serving solidly himself to secure a 6-2, 6-4, 6-1 win.

Competing in his 53rd straight Grand Slam, Roger is bidding to become only the second player after Australia's Roy Emerson (six titles from 1961-1967) to win five Australian Open titles. Our champ could regain the number one spot should he win this year's Australian Open while Novak Djokovic would drop out before the semi-finals.

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01/15/2013 | 06:18 PM
Very nice start Roger

You are right Paire can be a tricky customer served well at occasions and came back saving few break points in couple of games in second set.

But overall it was very satisfying performance.

Hope you will keep enjoying your game and improve in next match against Nikolay Davydenko

Wish you the very best.

AO 2013 Winner = Roger Federer :)
01/15/2013 | 05:38 PM
Wonderful, amazing. Sure you aremore than this
01/15/2013 | 05:18 PM
Dear Roger, so far I've only seen the highlights of your match vs Paire, but those are enough to show me the Genius at work. Wonderful! Now good luck in round 2! Much love to you and all your dear family as always.
01/15/2013 | 05:11 PM
bravo roger.......you look in sublime state now go ahead good luck against davydenko we know you will win that match like you won 1st round........good luck!!!love you...
01/15/2013 | 05:08 PM
Dear Roger! Congratulations! I was not watching the match (hope I'll find some highlights!), but according to the result, it must have been easy for you! I'm so happy, dear Champ!
Hope you'll be healthy and fit enough for the next match (Davydenko).
Wish you all the best and good luck dearest Roger!
Go, Roger, gooooooooooooooooo!
Love, Mimi
01/15/2013 | 05:02 PM

It was wondeRFul to watch you play again. Your crisp magnifecent play lifted up my spirit. Best wishes thoughout the AO!

Love forever,
01/15/2013 | 04:59 PM
Congratulations, and thank you, Roger! God bless you. Good luck against Davydenko.
01/15/2013 | 04:43 PM
Great stuff Roger and just the start you were seeking! I guess it may get gradually harder from now on but you can do it and am with you all the way.

very best wishes to you and your family

01/15/2013 | 04:41 PM
Roger will be back.
01/15/2013 | 04:33 PM
Congrats Roger!
Nice and easy, at least that way looked on TV.
Good luck next round.