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First day against the Czech Republic: 1-1

21.09.2007 | Tennis

Roger defeated Radek Stepanek 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5) on the first day of the Davis Cup encounter in Prague today. The Swiss team-leader broke Stepanek for a 4-2 lead in the first set. He continued his dominance in the second, breaking for a 3-1 lead and finishing the set with a love game. Stepanek double-faulted to give his opponent a 2-1 lead in the third set. But he evened it up at 5-5, converting his third break point in the game. Cheered by an enthusiastic crowd of some 14,000, Stepanek quickly built a 4-1 lead in the ensuing tiebreaker and held on to win. Stepanek fought off three match points against his serve in the fourth, before sending the match into another tiebreaker. This time, Roger took a 4-2 lead and converted his seventh match point when Stepanek netted a backhand return. "It was a very tough match in the end, but it did not look it at the beginning," Roger said, adding he had not played a three-hour long match in a long time. "I hope we can finish off on Saturday. I hope not to play on Sunday," he said.

 

Stanislas Wawrinka played the second match of the day against Tomas Berdych, losing 6-7, 4-6, 5-7.

 
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09/22/2007 | 12:21 PM
Congratulations, Roger !
Best wishes to all Swiss team !
09/22/2007 | 12:19 PM
GO, Roger. Good played. You are the king. Our king!!
09/22/2007 | 11:57 AM
You did it
Roger i Knew you would win!
I also hope that you can finish it today!
So that you can rest until you will play in Japan!
fighting!
09/22/2007 | 11:57 AM
You did it
Roger i Knew you would win!
I also hope that you can finish it today!
So that you can rest until you will play in Japan!
fighting!
09/22/2007 | 11:54 AM
Good win Roger, looking forward to watching you on tv next month.
Take care.
Love Joyce. X
09/22/2007 | 11:48 AM
you did it roger.you are perfect.i am really sad that i cant see your matches but after all you make me so happy by your winning and your fantastic playing.
with best wishes and kisses for you.
I LOVE YOU NO.1.
09/22/2007 | 11:43 AM
would it be possible to post more pics after every match of roger?..........

seeing what he wears and giving me idea how he looks on that game can be more than enough while i struggle in the local network to have the season covered............
i reall
09/22/2007 | 11:39 AM
i wish cable covers davi's cup here ......... :(

when i miss one game of u roger ... and i see all the comments of the people who have seen it........ it felt like i have lost half of my life

too sad........... :(


09/22/2007 | 10:31 AM
huuuurrrraaaaaaa!
well done......you play fantastic roger:)
i hope thiS trend will continue....
take care and be happy
MARYAM
09/22/2007 | 10:17 AM
Go Roger!
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