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Hamburg: the draw

15.07.2013 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger is back on court in Hamburg - a clay-court tournament he hasn't participated in since 2008. He won the tournament four times in the past:
2002 (victory against Safin), 2004 (victory against Coria), 2005 (victory against Gasquet) and 2007 (victory against Nadal).

After a first round bye our champ will probably play against the winner of the match between Germany's Daniel Brands (ATP 53) or Italy's Paolo Lorenzi (ATP 70) on Wednesday.

In the second round, he could meet Latvia's Ernests Gulbis (ATP 36) before an encounter against Alexandr Dolgopolov (ATP 24) is possible. In the semifinals, Poland's Jerzy Janowicz (ATP 17) could be his opponent before a clash with Germany's Tommy Haas (ATP 11) in the final. 

"At Wimbledon, it was strange to go out so early and I didn't know what to do," said Roger about his participation in Hamburg and Gstaad. "But I had a clear plan 48 hours later to play at Hamburg and Gstaad."

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07/16/2013 | 11:01 PM
Good luck Roger..
07/16/2013 | 10:24 PM
Correct CJM, larger raquet size, i also read it today in the press.. I look forward to read and see results how it might impact Rodger's game. Hamburg, shall give us the first answers, good luck Rodger!!!
07/16/2013 | 10:02 PM
I have just read his racquet has a 98 head and he intends to try it out. That is quite a big difference from the old one. I hope the decision does not back fire on him, but I think he is doing the right thing. These two tournaments are a good idea. He gets useful points if he wins them but if he does not he gets valuable match practise with the racquet. Good luck Rogi, I am sure you will do well! Allezzzzzz!
07/16/2013 | 09:47 PM
Go Roger Go!!! :-D
07/16/2013 | 09:41 PM
The best health and happiness to your next match. Thank you for playing these extra tournaments.
07/16/2013 | 08:22 PM
My love and best wishes to you for your match against Daniel tomorrow Roger. May your courage and effort be rewarded in the best possible way. Hope you 'feel the power' again, have some good rallies with your new racquet and go through to the next round for starters....GO ROGER!!!!!
07/16/2013 | 07:12 PM
Hello Roger !
Wishing you the best in Hamburg. I am so very happy to see you playing again and I want to see you playing for another ten years. You can do it. You are not old at all, you are still in the prime of your life. May God bless you and guide you always.
Love you so much. Thank you for being on earth. I wouldn't know tennis if it wasn't for you. THANK YOU, MY DREAM MAN.
Marie in mtl
07/16/2013 | 07:03 PM
I HOPE you reach no.1 again of course,but there is going to be a lot more hard slog to do it.O GREAT ONE just play your best tennis the rest will come good luck in all you do stay well.x