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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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01/16/2014 | 05:20 AM
Just been woken up abruptly with the return of the pesky neighbour pounding music above me. The neighbour below me has also heard it. Over Christmas Environmental Health installed sound monitoring equipment and I am still waiting for the results. It's impossible to sleep.
01/16/2014 | 04:12 AM
The play on outside courts has now stopped and the roofs to be closed on RL and H Arenas. I will now take myself to the tennis as I was only going to arrive at 5pm to see Roger on H.

All the very best Roger. I am pleased you will play in comfort and of course I will yell my lungs out for you.
01/16/2014 | 01:15 AM
oops I inadvertently closed the window and cannot access this coverage! I have to say I like Sharapova's pale blue Nike dress!
01/16/2014 | 01:15 AM
oops I inadvertently closed the window and cannot access this coverage! I have to say I like Sharapova's pale blue Nike dress!
01/16/2014 | 01:06 AM
Interesting I didn't disconnect the live coverage when I had my bath and unlike last night the live coverage is continuing on The Australian Open website!
01/16/2014 | 12:48 AM
DEAREST Maestro,

I c U ar scheduled to play at 06:00 London time.

BUT I won't b going to bed again 2nite- WILL wait until 6AM to watch U!!!

Good luck!!!

Ticha
London, UNITED KINGDOM
01/16/2014 | 12:19 AM
Morning Show Live from the Rod Laver Arena for the next 40 minutes. - http://www.ausopen.com/en_AU/video/liveaoshow.html
01/16/2014 | 12:17 AM
edit - Because of the heat in Melbourne, Serena Williams has had disrupted sleep - http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/tennis-serena-wastes-little-time-reaching-third-round-030228328--ten.html She still won! lol
01/16/2014 | 12:07 AM
Roger, according to Twitter is currently watching and enjoying the Mens Doubles - L Hewitt (AUS) / P Rafter (AUS) V E Butorac (US) / R Klaasen (SA)!
01/16/2014 | 12:00 AM
Because of the heat in Melbourne, Serena Williams has disrupted sleep - http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/tennis-serena-wastes-little-time-reaching-third-round-030228328--ten.html She still won! lol