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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 | 05:21 AM
You are the King!!
05/30/2007 | 04:35 AM
Congrats Roger! Nice win.
05/30/2007 | 04:34 AM
Congrats. Keep it up, keep up the focus.
Stay healthy, one match at a time.
Hopp...Roger !
05/30/2007 | 04:14 AM
I would have loved to see you play in this match but unfortunately I don't have the tennis channel--yet. Much congratulations on your win. this is the beginning of something wonderful to come! Always wish you the very best!!!!!!
05/30/2007 | 03:46 AM
congrats roger! n_N
05/30/2007 | 03:45 AM
Keep going Roger
i love you
xxx
05/30/2007 | 03:17 AM
Congratulations Roger on your first round win!
Great to see you so focused and motivated!
I wish I could have seen the match, ESPN showed both Americans play, I was sooo disappointed, good luck tomorrow! Keep the focus on the serve!
Adrienne
05/30/2007 | 03:15 AM
Come on Roger
^=^
05/30/2007 | 02:45 AM
Congrats Roger!!!
05/30/2007 | 02:40 AM
hey rog.. nice game
you'll beat nadal easily
all luck to you from mexico