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Rome: better than 2006?

07.05.2007 | Tennis

Roger will play the ‚Internazionali d’Italia’ in Rome this week. He will certainly try to improve last year’s mark when he lost to Rafael Nadal in the final – after having had two match balls. He has never been able to win the tournament this far.

 

Roger has a bye for the first round and will later either face Spain’s Nicolas Almagro (ATP 39) or his British friend Tim Henman (ATP 50). Roger has won all three duels with Almagro who has already won a title on clay (Valencia) this year and leads the head-to-head against Henman 7-6. Roger has won the last 6 matches against Henman.

 

Our number one could meet France’s Richard Gasquet (ATP 15) who just made the final in Estoril. The quarter finals could mean matches against Tomas Berdych (ATP 12) or Ivan Ljubicic (ATP 8).

 

 

 
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05/08/2007 | 03:45 AM
I watched the doubles today: again, RAFA.
Roger: what has been happening with your first serve? Is it anything wrong with you?

My best wishes.
Ange
05/08/2007 | 03:23 AM
Good Luck Roger!!!

My best wishes!!!!
05/08/2007 | 02:26 AM
Vamos Rogelio,¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ ahora Roma, mañana Roland Garrós carajoooooooo!!!!!!!!
05/08/2007 | 01:15 AM
Dear Roger,

good luck for the start of the tournament.

Almagro is an excellent player on clay and even more important it was for you to get a bit matchpraxis in todays doubles match with your friend Stan.

Hopefully everything will work well. Go
05/08/2007 | 01:14 AM
COME ON ROGER, COME ON, U CAN DO IT, GO ROGI GO, GO ROGI GO. I have full believe in ur abilities and in ur game. This time this title and the rest would be urs.

Best of luck for the tournament.

with best wishes and prayer,

Urs

Fan.No.1.
05/08/2007 | 01:05 AM
Best of luck, Roger. Coverage begins 4am PST, looks like your second up in order of play. Coffee and Federer make for a good day.
05/08/2007 | 01:04 AM
Hey, Roger!

So, you're gonna play against Almagro... I saw a little of his game. He doesn't play that well, but he's dangerous, let's say like this. Well, I know that if you give your best, you can win this tournament, which means a lot to you. By the
05/08/2007 | 12:46 AM
Roger,
You have all the weapons you need to win against Nadal on any surface!!! You just need the focus and the belief.
Go Luck,
Carino
05/08/2007 | 12:37 AM
Dear Roger,

Good luck in Rome and your first match of the tournament against Almagro. Take care.

Love From Christinex
05/08/2007 | 12:16 AM
Good luck in Rome Roger!