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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 | 12:24 AM
Vamos Roger, hay que seguir hasta el final y ganar Roland Garros

Que buena mitad de año puede ser: Roger campeòn de Roland Garros y San Lorenzo campeòn de Argentina. Ojala que asi sea
05/30/2007 | 12:10 AM
Congratulations Roger.....
Good match.....let's go in the History!!!!
05/30/2007 | 12:09 AM
Great performance Roger! You played great. It's fab to hear that a good majority of tennis fans rate you as the favourite to lift the title. I hope that's not added any pressure?
Good look in round 2 tomorrow xxx
05/30/2007 | 12:07 AM
Dear Roger, good first up win. You look so relaxed and focussed again. All the best for your next match and enjoy Paris!

Marie
Australia xxx
05/29/2007 | 11:54 PM
Dear Roger,
I enjoyed your match very much, you move so gracefully. It is always a good feeling to get that first match completed successfully, I don't know why. Best wishes for the next round!

Debra

P.S. I am amazed at your patience with those
05/29/2007 | 11:54 PM
Great start into the tournament, Roger. Keep it up!
05/29/2007 | 11:48 PM
Congratulations, Roger! Well played. You can get through this next one.
05/29/2007 | 11:45 PM
Roger!
Congratulations for the first winning game! Good luck for the next rounds! You are the best! Leonkowski from Poland
05/29/2007 | 11:38 PM
Dear Roger,

Congratulations on your first win of the tournament against Russell. You played really well and I am glad you were able to wrap up the second part of the match so quickly as you are playing again tomorrow. Good luck against Ascione. Take
05/29/2007 | 11:36 PM
hey champ i was just on www.thebattleofsurfaces.com and the 63% of the poll says that you're going to win the french. I voted for you! Good Luck!