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A clear start

29.05.2007 | Tennis

Roger was able to finish his match against Michael Russell (ATP 68) today after play was suspended because of rain yesterday. He wrapped up a straight-sets first-round win over the American: 6-4, 6-2, 6-4.  

 

Resuming second up on a sun-kissed Philippe Chatrier today, Roger - aiming for a first title at Roland Garros - was in just as clinical mood. And he was happy with the way he played in his opening match this year. “I was in a comfortable position going into today, so that was a good situation to be in,” he said.

 

“I played okay I thought. I served well. I didn't get much chance on his serve, and from the baseline I played well when I had to. So it was a good opening match for me.”

 

Roger will now face Frenchman Thierry Ascione (ATP 168) in the second round.

 

 

 

 
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05/30/2007 | 11:57 AM
hi roger u have very well n we hope u will win french open with grace take care
05/30/2007 | 11:00 AM
just be yourself all the time!!!! regardless of whom your opponent would be in the next matches...

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05/30/2007 | 10:59 AM
congras. Rog
keep it up. All the best for the next match
Fan
05/30/2007 | 10:57 AM
Dear Roger,

Congo!
i m very happy to see u through 1st round.
So just be the way u are and get the FO cup.
All the Best!

Regards,
Ruchita
05/30/2007 | 10:49 AM
i'm glad that u get the clear start n of course, ur confidence =)
gud luck for ur 2nd round, rogie =)
05/30/2007 | 10:39 AM
. . . Hi Roger!

. . . Congratulations for your first round win in Roland Garros! I quite expect that...(.^__^.)

. . . I do hope rain will go away soon! (rain, rain go away..come again after 2 weeks!)

...Goodluck on your next matches..God bless! K
05/30/2007 | 10:13 AM
Well played Roger, look forward to the next match. We're with you all the way, Allez!
05/30/2007 | 09:23 AM
Dear Roger,

A very comfortable win. These early round opponents on clay must be given respect. Good serving is the key to attack their serve.

best wishes
MC1
05/30/2007 | 09:02 AM
i knew u'd start off brilliantly and u'll end it on 1oth june by holding da cup 4 da 1st tym
05/30/2007 | 09:00 AM
thats gr8 keep it up bro
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