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Roger eases through

25.06.2007 | Tennis

Roger made a successful start to his bid for a fifth straight Wimbledon title today. He cruised through the match against Russia's Gabashvili to take a 6-3 6-2 6-4 victory in just 92 minutes.


The start of Roger's favourite tournament, Wimbledon, had to be delayed slightly as the weather was rather cool and wet today. Roger appeared on Centre Court in style wearing a white jacket with gold crest on the breast pocket and retro long white trousers.

Our star was never troubled by the 85th-ranked Gabashvili, who was making his Wimbledon debut and had won only one previous grass-court match. Roger finished with 33 winners and 13 unforced errors. He broke the Russian four times and saved the only break point against him. Lynette, Roger's mother, sat in the Royal Box, while Mirka was joined by Italian motorcycling star Valentino Rossi in his supporters' section.

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06/26/2007 | 07:25 PM
Congratulations, ROGER! Great start. Great outfit!!! Wishing you "A Very Successful 5TH The Championships."


06/26/2007 | 07:19 PM
Hi Congratulations. I hope you continue to play well and win the tournament.

Oufit - beautiful. I just wish you would continue to wear white, you look great in that colour.

Also you need to change your colour for next year Roland Garros. Blue seems
06/26/2007 | 07:10 PM
Come On Roger!
We are sure of that you can win the title!
06/26/2007 | 06:13 PM
YYYAYYY!! it feels great to see u off to a nearly perfect start. keep it up..
best of luck for the second round
go roger! u can do it!!
06/26/2007 | 06:06 PM
Iwish you the best!
06/26/2007 | 06:02 PM
All the best, Roger. In London, supporting you all the way.
06/26/2007 | 05:40 PM
Well, congratulations, Roger, for your first winning!!! I'm sure you're gonna win Wimbledon this year again and you're gonna reach all the records too!!! Go on, champ, believe in yourself!!! You know this tournament is yours!!!

Your Brazilian fan,

06/26/2007 | 05:36 PM
R O G I !!!
Champ... when i arrived home, i saw ur match because i couldnt in the morning.
I have to say u played very well. I am really happy, i was a little worried but.. ur moves are great, ur timing is coming back. And i love the shirt... and the el
06/26/2007 | 05:30 PM
Good start Roger....stay healthy, focused and rememeber to have fun. Borg will be at the final when you reach your 5th straight wimbledon title...
06/26/2007 | 05:23 PM
It was an easy game for you , wish you good luck in the next one, I beleive that it will be easy too.