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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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01/03/2014 | 10:54 AM
I can see Matosevic is really trying...but he's caught up in Rogers magic.
01/03/2014 | 10:51 AM
CPISCEAN
My sympathy for poor Matosevic.The boy is looking totally dejected and hopeless
01/03/2014 | 10:48 AM
FEDERER'S#1FAN

I agree. Luckily Matosevic is actually a nice Aussie and actually acknowledges that Roger is that much better than him. Unlike the other two Aussies that the Australian media hype up far too much.
01/03/2014 | 10:45 AM
Fed is way to perfect for Matosevic
01/03/2014 | 10:42 AM
And 7 aces already. Good job Rogi!!
01/03/2014 | 10:40 AM
CJM, I can't blame Roger for not wanting to hang around. I live in Brisbane and it has been absolutely scorching here. I would like to see Roger get it over and done with quickly also as tomorrow is going to be 41 degrees C. Yikes.
01/03/2014 | 10:40 AM
CPISCEAN
yep the stats are good plus roger is picking his first serve quite well so that is a big positive..
01/03/2014 | 10:39 AM
Yes, pretty good. Hope he keeps it up!
01/03/2014 | 10:38 AM
First set done and dusted. They said 4 ufe to 11 winners. Nice stats.
01/03/2014 | 10:38 AM
Matosevic is going like: "Why is he so peRFect..It is getting difficult for me to handle him"
right now Matosevic just won the first game and celebrated as if he won wimbledon :P :P