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17.10.2007 | Tennis

Roger claimed a swift victory over Robby Ginepri 7-6(2), 6-4 in his first match of the Madrid Masters 2007.

"I took a rest so I could be 100 percent here, and now I'm fresh and eager to play here again," he said before the match. After a fairly long break since his fourth US Open title in September, Roger showed a few weaknesses in his game, but remained a long way ahead of his 72-ranked rival. "I was struggling in the beginning a little bit, but I served well to get out of trouble. I'm happy I won this first match, for me it was a big win today." Roger had to play two tiebreakers against Ginepri in the seventh game of the first set, but thanks to an ace and a service point he dominated the situation. In the second set, our star breezily went 4-2 ahead and served 10 aces after breaking the American's service in the eighth game.

Roger will next play the winner between Argentina's Agustin Calleri and Guillermo Canas on Wednesday.

 

 
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10/18/2007 | 07:27 PM
Congratulations Roger! You're incredible! Well done!
10/18/2007 | 07:10 PM
Well done Roger!!! You have shown who is the boss!!! now all og us are waiting for another final and of course another tittle .. your the best !!! ever . again congratulations ..
Allez Roger!!!
10/18/2007 | 06:22 PM
CONGRUTS ROGER! Ur simply great! Best of luck on ur next round. LET'S LET'S GO! We love u!
Hugs,
Marlene
10/18/2007 | 05:26 PM
I have just had the GREAT pleasure of watching you put Canas in his place! You were MAGNIFICENT ! I was so looking forward to seeing you play well. I prayed for a BAGEL and I got one. You are the best on and off court. What an inspiration you are. I can
10/18/2007 | 05:06 PM
Roger is BACK!! Until the finals, against ????, there isn't much to fear now. I'm so glad you've put the cockroach in his place where he belongs. Like you said concentrate on WINNING not beating the opposition. What a GREAT thing to have said and for us m
10/18/2007 | 05:00 PM
Excellent match against Canas!! "Revenge is a dish best eaten cold".
Good luck for the quarters!
Camille
10/18/2007 | 04:59 PM
Good to have you back!
I have missed you, Emperor!
You've played an excelent match.
I hope you can defend the championship!

Good Luck!

Je t'aime,
fOfO
10/18/2007 | 04:57 PM
Congratulations^^ Roger.
I hope you can have a chance to revenge against Canas in second round.
Go Roger!!!
10/18/2007 | 04:52 PM
Masterful performance, Roger!

It's funny how a couple of lucky matches by Canas played mainly on tiebreakers start making the press wisper silly comments. And all of a sudden, you take Wimbledon, the US Open, and win this match with a 6-0 in the first
10/18/2007 | 04:46 PM
PURE EXCELLENCE ROGER!!!


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