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Roger cruises into second

16.01.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger moved into the second round of the Australian Open with a 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 victory over Alexander Kudrjawtsew (ATP 172) today.

Roger raced through his service games today. He came under pressure from Kudrjawtsew but held firm, fending off two break points to keep himself in the contest. After losing a tight first set, Kudrjawtsew called for medical time-out early in the second set. After the short break, Roger was unstoppable - he raced through four of the next five games to clinch the second set and then cruised through the third and last set needing just one match ball. 

"I've been feeling fine for three, four days now," Roger said after the match. "I've been able to practice full out. I really tried to put in an effort to play every point as hard as I could first to see how the back felt, try to get into it, hopefully win, and then see how I feel tomorrow."

Next up is a clash with either France's Eric Prodon (ATP 96) oder Germany's Andreas Beck (ATP 93) on Wednesday.

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