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A solid start

01.01.2014 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger opened the new year with a solid 6-4, 6-2 win over Jarkko Nieminen in Brisbane.

Our champ took a 3-2 lead after a first break in the opening set. He was even more efficient in the second set, going up 4-0 and eventually securing the victory after 68 minutes of play.

Roger will now play Australia's Marinko Matosevic (ATP 61) - the two have never met so far.

 

In the doubles, Roger has also advanced to the next round alongside Nicolas Mahut, defeating Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau (HOL/ROU) 7-5, 7-6(5). They will now meet Jérémy Chardy/Grigor Dimitrov (FRA/BUL) or Colin Fleming/Ross Hutchins (GBR).

 
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01/02/2014 | 10:12 AM
I would say that was a good doubles win for Roger and Nicolas. I thought Dimitrov/Chardy would be a strong pair and I was nervous. As the doubles comprise of a lot of pairs who do not always play doubles and not necessarily together, it is difficult to judge, until the end, who is the strongest pair and makes the rankings meaningless. Hopefully, the strongest pair will be Roger and Nicolas! Meanwhile, congratulations on a good win Roger and Nicolas! Keep it up.
01/02/2014 | 10:05 AM
01/02/2014 | 09:33 AM
Hihglights of Federer's double match....?
01/02/2014 | 09:10 AM
I'm so happy you won your doubles match, Rogi. Although I think it was a bit of a mini rollercoaster ride, looking at the score. You are really on fire :-)
01/02/2014 | 09:10 AM
@KEMNA,

Yep, I was watching! On streamhunter.
My link had disturbances too but worked when I would refresh it.
01/02/2014 | 08:46 AM
Wow Roger, great dobles match! Congratulations champ, you played well and stayed mentally strong.
Go for a double championship!!!
01/02/2014 | 08:25 AM
I just finished watching your doubles match. Wow so close and you did so well. Congratulations to the semi in doubles !! Way to go. Happy New Year.
01/02/2014 | 08:24 AM
That was great start of 2014!!! It was so strong and confidence!!! 2014 like 14th win against Nieminen!!! In the doubles nice performance, too. GOO ROGER!!! GOO!!!
01/02/2014 | 08:23 AM
Wow Semifinals in doubles :) Congratulations!!! so far so good with the new racket

Hope you win both titles and that would be a dream start to the year

Keep well Champion
01/02/2014 | 08:21 AM
Congratulations!!! Roger abd Mahut defeated Chardy and Dimitrov in doubles. Let´s go to the next round!!!! Best wishes!!!!