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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 | 04:25 PM
Congratulations Roger!
01/15/2013 | 04:16 PM
Fantastic start! Good Luck against Nikolai!
Best wishes.
01/15/2013 | 04:07 PM
Bright and breezy, you looked so relaxed and in charge Roger! Sure it was an easier match, but what a joy to see you moving so well and snapping such lovely shots around the court. Bravo for a great start to the AO!!
01/15/2013 | 03:53 PM
just just just luvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.
luv u for what u do. incredible performance. I just watched the highlights as I was in office but I'M sure I'll bunk the office for the final. U LOOK STUNNING IN SKY BLUE AND WHITE SHORTS.
01/15/2013 | 03:34 PM
You are truly Poetry in Motion. It was fantastic how you were moving yesterday. You never cease to amaze me. Some of those shots were out of this world. Keep playing like that and you surely will be holding the winner's trophy. :)
01/15/2013 | 03:33 PM
Congratulations dearest Roger; a good match; great victory. I hope you win The AO. Successe for the other macthes, one by one; you defeat all the player in your way!!
01/15/2013 | 03:23 PM
CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR FIRST VICTORY!!! Unfortunately I couldn't see your match but I'm happy to here of your great results!!! Keep calm and enjoy Roger becuase you are doing great, we are cheering for you all over the world!, all the best, Maia
01/15/2013 | 03:14 PM
Congratulations, Rog. Beautiful match!!! Good luck on the next .
01/15/2013 | 03:11 PM
Hi Roger I have not seen your match yet as I did not know what time it was on.
It is so nice to have you back on our screens again I miss watching you play.
Congrats on winning your fist match keep it up.
Love always Helen Happy new yera to you and your family xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
01/15/2013 | 03:08 PM
I missed the match but it would appear you had yourself a tidy match. I hope that you have been working on the serve up the middle. When you are hitting that spot consistently it opens up your whole game and lets you swing more freely . Give Em' Hell Roger !