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Roger secures Swiss lead

31.01.2014 | Tennis, Starseite 2

Roger did not have to dig too deep to give Switzerland a 1-0 lead over Serbia, defeating Ilija Bozoljac (ATP 268) in the first-round tie of the Davis Cup in Novi Sad today.

"Ilija was playing well, especially in the second set," Roger said. "It was a tough game, it could have been one set all."

Roger wrapped up the match in under two hours. He only fell behind in the second set when he broke back to regain control and finally take the set. He eventually wrapped up the win without any further problems, securing his 33rd win in his 40th Davis Cup singles match. Stan Wawrinka faced Dusan Lajovic in the second singles today.

 
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02/02/2014 | 08:12 PM
CORNJERKER
That is the right decision! At Rogers age we do not know how long we have him for and if he retired and you have not seen him, you will regret it. He stands out from the crowd and such a down to earth guy. He plays like no other and was lucky to find myself standing alongside him once, a memory I will cherish! Also managed to speak to Stan which was a bonus. Take care and get those tickets!
02/02/2014 | 07:24 PM
TANISLUIS & CJM
I thank you both for helping me make my decision about going to Cincinnati to see Roger play - it's so wonderful to talk to people in different countries who have the same feelings about Roger as we all do - Roger was born to play tennis and we are so thankful that we can enjoy this amazing gift he has been blessed with - a combination of athleticism and artistry at its best - he's a superstar, but also a kind-hearted human being - that's what I love most about Roger!
02/02/2014 | 06:15 PM
CORNJERKER
you DEFINITELY should go! Seeing him live is such an experience! As everyone else here said, Roger IS awe inspiring
I finally managed to go last year to Paris Bercy and I watched 2 Rog matches, where he played wonderfully and won, of course. But that's not the only thing that matters, when you see him in person you really understand he is a world apart: he literally has an AURA....when he walks in you just can't take your eyes off of him, it's sheer charisma!
Do your best to go :-)
02/02/2014 | 05:41 PM
02/02/2014 | 05:21 PM
edit- Ah
02/02/2014 | 05:13 PM
CJM
What a thrill for you - seeing Roger play in Basel - the atmosphere there must have been electric - I'm so happy for you that you were able to go! Like you, I've also been caring for a close family member who has been in ill health. Also, I'm a secretary at an elementary school which will start the week after Cincinnati so really the month of August is the busiest for my job - If I'm supposed to go to Cincinnati, I will receive a sign from God that it will be okay! Take care!
02/02/2014 | 05:07 PM
Ash I see Switzerland lost the first match today. .....
02/02/2014 | 04:30 PM
CORNJERKER
If you get the opportunity to see Roger in person go! I wanted to for some years, but due to close family members becoming mortally ill I could not commit myself. Last year was my opportunity. I went to Basel for the whole 10 days, lucky for me, Roger went through to the finals, so I watched five Roger matches, after his bad year I was fearing the worst, but he improved all week. After my wait especially, it was
wonderful to be there for him and be part of the 10 min. Standing ovatio
02/02/2014 | 04:13 PM
CJM
Thanks so much for answering my question! I saw a photo after Stan's match where Roger, Marco and Michael all had very concerned looks on their faces - now that all makes sense! I have never seen Roger play in person - I live about 4 hours from Cincinnati and would love to go and see him play there this summer but I'm afraid it won't work out with my job - my friends are telling me "to go" - I feel I should as to me it would be a thrill and a chance of a lifetime!!
02/02/2014 | 04:12 PM
PADDYT
I hope you have a pleasant and safe journey back to Sydney. It is a shame, but all good things must come to an end but we must consider us lucky to have experienced them in the first place. Roger is really quite awe inspiring when one is lucky enough to get close enough to see quite how busy he is. He does so much, always in demand by somebody or organization and then of course his family, who he loves dearly. I expect you are tired just doing the Aussie tour with him. I was at Basel!
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