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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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07/17/2013 | 12:55 AM
FancyFree - Yes they are not very popular with the pros but they don't have the funds to get players to use them. I've always used Wilson with the odd straying into Babolat (Feels nasty) and Dunlop but Wilson is my go too.
07/17/2013 | 12:46 AM
I will be following your match closely Roger. I'm sure you'll win! Love you! X
07/17/2013 | 12:45 AM
I know nothing about racquets and it's many years since I've played tennis. Is Slazenger still around? lol

It sounds as if you are a keen player OAKEL123.
07/17/2013 | 12:32 AM
Good luck in Hamburg and with the new 98" racket. Going back to what is comfortable...familiar grounds. Stay aggressive.

Always with you.
07/16/2013 | 11:40 PM
As I found the Pro Staff 95 to be a horrible racket.
07/16/2013 | 11:38 PM
Im debating, Been looking since the start of the year I may do but I'll get the 16x19 not the 18x20 version.
07/16/2013 | 11:37 PM
Are you going to buy one OAKEL123?
07/16/2013 | 11:27 PM
He also tinkered with strings in South America during the tour. Does not need to change them at all.
07/16/2013 | 11:18 PM
No problem, I was actually looking at that frame for myself to be honest.
07/16/2013 | 11:08 PM
OAKEL123 thank you.