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A convincing start

08.05.2007 | Tennis

Roger began his bid for a first Rome Masters title with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Nicolas Almagro today.

 

"I think it was a good performance. Nicolas is a good player, especially on clay, and the first round is always difficult. I hope I can play even better in the second round," he commented.

 

Roger won with minimum effort, raising his game to break the Spaniard in his opening service game and then again in the first game of the second set. He clearly dominated the match – a fact that is underlined with the 66-54 statistic winners-statistic. Roger never lost his own serve and only faced one break ball, but had five of them himself.

 

Our star will enjoy a day off on Wednesday and will meet either Filippo Volandri oder Richard Gasquet in the next round.

 

 

Yesterday, Roger met Rafael Nadal in doubles for the first time. Nadal teamed with Carlos Moya and Roger played with his Davis Cup teammate Stanislas Wawrinka - Nadal/Moya took home the match 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the first round of the Rome Masters.

 
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05/10/2007 | 04:09 PM
the sign of a true champion is the ability to come back.

remember the fights that pete sampras did with his own disease ?

remember the come back of agassi ?

after wimbledon federer will be no.2 in the atp rankings.

Will he be able to be back t
05/10/2007 | 04:08 PM
ROGER FANS

Roger was unrecognizable today. I hope that others people criticize him here. It was not the first time this year. He was not play very well after the Austrilian Open.

If he is continue to play in this level forget Roland Garros. Someone
05/10/2007 | 04:08 PM
Roger,
I'm stunned by Volandri's win. I guess it came down to who wanted it more.
Carino
05/10/2007 | 04:03 PM
roger lost again...

in maximum 3 months
Roger will not be anymore the world no. 1

Will he have the power to come back to the top ?
05/10/2007 | 03:53 PM
ROGER FANS,

SORRY TO SAY THAT, BUT IF ROGER CONTINUES TO PLAY IN THIS LEVEL, LIKE TODAY AND LIKE THE LASTS TOURNAMENTS, THE ROGER ERA IS GOING TO FINISH. I ALREADY TOLD IT SEVERAL TIMES HERE. TOO MUCH MEDIA EXPOSURE AND HE IS PLAYING JUST A FEW TOURNAM
05/10/2007 | 03:38 PM
ROGER FEDERER TEAM,

I ALREADY DID SEVERAL POSTS HERE. ROGER FEDERER IS NOT PLAYING VERY WELL. WE NEED TO BE MORE CRITIC WITH ROGER WHEN WE NEED TO BE. I AM WATCHING THE FEDERER PLAY AGAINST VOLANDRI. IT IS UNBELIEVABLE HOW BAD FEDERER IS PLAYING, AT LE
05/10/2007 | 02:17 PM
Congratulation Roger!!!
Good luck in your next game ;)
Love you,
Lana -oxxo-
05/10/2007 | 01:59 PM
Dear Roger

Congratulations to Roger on the second round victory!!!!!

Roger, when you’re hot, you‘re hot. There were several exciting moment between you and Nicolas Almagro. Both of you played pretty well, but You could hit the ball very deep, very h
05/10/2007 | 01:11 PM
hey!!!!!!!!!!!!
great job dude
keep it up man!!!!!!
try 2 win this master series

GOOD LUCK
lameez
05/10/2007 | 01:10 PM
Go on federer
Win it this time
we could not hope for a better start
best of luck for the tournament
You r a hero I can support you