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Successful birthday

08.08.2007 | Tennis

Roger has won his first match in Montreal, defeating Croatia's Ivo Karlovic (ATP 34) in the tie-break in both sets.

The result might look like the match was rather tight, but Roger did in fact not face any major problems during his first appearance after his fifth Wimbledon title in series. He only lost a total of seven points on his own serve and won the tie-breaks clearly 7-2 and 7-3 on his 26th birthday today. Roger has now won all three encounters against the Croatian; the former two having taken place in Gstaad and Wimbledon.

Our star's opponent in the next round is Fabio Fognini (ATP 137). The Italian surprisingly defeated Britain's Andy Murray 6-2, 6-2.

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08/09/2007 | 05:46 PM
Congratulations Roger!!!!
Great match, no less since it was your first after Wimbledon and such a great birthday gift to yourself, as well!!!
Good luck against Fognini!!!
All my love,
08/09/2007 | 04:44 PM
Dear Roger,

Congratulations: I was 26 again. In tennis, you are at the peak- you have all the experience- which youth cannot match and all the coolness and ability. I really think this is the time to play with the UTMOST CONFIDENCE and ASSURANCE and th
08/09/2007 | 04:41 PM
Good luck with next match, and Happy Birthday. You just get better with age. Watch out for Rafa though.
08/09/2007 | 04:28 PM
Congrats Roger.
Happy Birthday
Win this series
Be No 1 for ever and ever
With best regard
08/09/2007 | 04:18 PM
Happy birthday, Roger! You're always in my heart!
08/09/2007 | 04:10 PM
happy birthday mr roger
08/09/2007 | 04:09 PM
Dearest Roger,

I was glad you had the late afternoon match yesterday because I was able to watch the whole thing after work! It was a little on the unexciting side since neither of you had trouble on your serve! *laugh* But I will never tire of watch
08/09/2007 | 04:07 PM
Congratulation & Happy birthday Roger! ^_^
The first win (in Rogers Cup & after Wimbledon) is a special gift for your birthday!(..this tournament and you have the same name - very interesting)
I hope I'll watch many many your successful match!
I'm su
08/09/2007 | 03:46 PM
Congratulations!Another fantastic victory!
Although Karlovic have more aces,you manage to play excellent tie-breaks.
The victory is a present for your birthday and all the fans!
Keep on fighting!Good luck!
08/09/2007 | 03:15 PM
Congratulations Roger
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