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Roger with perfect start

14.01.2014 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger won his first match of the 2014 Australian Open with ease, defeating Australia's James Duckworth 6-4, 6-4 and 6-2.


Roger also broke another Grand Slam record by playing his 57th consecutive major tournament, surpassing the Open Era record of 56 he had shared with South African Wayne Ferreira.

With his new coach Stefan Edberg in the stands for the first time, Roger said "It's in a way a dream come true for me. I used to watch his matches and get inspired to play this great game, so it's very special."

As temperates rose to over 40 degrees, Roger was always clearly in charge of the match and was able to wrap up the victory after 1:44h of play. Next up is Blaz Kavcic (ATP 99) against whom Roger has never played before.

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01/21/2014 | 08:36 PM
Nice start!!! I have to see record!!! GOO ROGER!!! GOO!!!
01/16/2014 | 11:58 AM
Great win against Kavcic, Roger! Good luck in the next round. Much love as always to you and your dear family.
01/16/2014 | 11:23 AM
Congratulations champ!You were peRFect in the first two sets and i was impressed by the way you played and you went after all the balls,i've missed that last year.I saw lots of confindence in you.Third set wasn't the same,but it's ok,it's hot and at some point,you can't keep the same pace the whole game.
I'm sorry kokkinakis didn't make it but it's ok.It was expected by a 17 year old boy with not the necessary experience.I believe Monfils could do the job,though.
01/16/2014 | 11:07 AM
Look forward to that Shatir. Watching live in the meantime and there are rain delays now.
01/16/2014 | 11:02 AM
Morning, Fancyfree!

The highlights and Roger's press conference should be posted within an hour or two, here:

01/16/2014 | 10:43 AM
'A seemingly wonderful performance which I sadly missed. Fantastic news though to wake up to! 'Morning Guys.
01/16/2014 | 10:39 AM
Actually, today's win might be Roger's 928th, which means he can overtake Vilas by beating Tsonga.
The data on ATPWorldTour.com is a little unclear.
01/16/2014 | 10:32 AM

You're right - no 3 is Guillermo Vilas with 929 wins.
Roger is 4th with his 927th match win today, so he needs 2 more to Tie Vilas, 3 more to break into the top 3.

So this could potentially happen with a Quarter Final win over Murray this next week.
01/16/2014 | 10:29 AM
Hey guys, can anyone answer this please?

Exactly when will Roger be the third ever to have won so many matches??
I know he is right now on 926 or 927 and he has to beat like 929 or so.
But when is that exactly? I hear so much about his record of 57th consectutive GS, but no one is talking about the other record.
Nr 1 is Connors with like 1200
Nr 2 is Lendl with like 1100
Nr 3 is ???? with 929 or something??
01/16/2014 | 10:13 AM
Congrats oh handsome one:) on the win and of course on recording your 70th win at the tournament. A new record - only you set them for others to try and follow.

Big love and kisses xxxx
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