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Andy Murray in round no. 1

02.03.2008 | Tennis

Roger will meet Andy Murray (ATP 12) in the first round of the Dubai Championships on Monday. Roger has not played since his defeat by eventual champion Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals of the Australian Open over a month ago.  

 

Murray has won already two tournament in the first two months of this year. The head to head currently stands at 1-1, Roger took home the final in Bangkok in 2005, Murray won Cincinnati in 2006. Roger could meet fellow countryman Stanislas Wawrinka (ATP 34) in the round of the last 8.

 

"I knew the draw was going to be tough but this is obviously a bit more particular because my opponent's so high ranked," our star said. "He's already won two tournaments and I haven't even played two tournaments, so it's an interesting first-round match."

 

"I'm saving myself for what's ahead, and ahead is a lot of tournaments," he added. "From Dubai to the U.S. Open I'll not have more than two weeks off ever. So taking the break was all part of the plan. But I'm happy to be back playing, first of all, because I've been away from the game a little bit, taking it easy. It's only my second tournament in four months so I'm just excited being back healthy after struggling in Australia. Hopefully this time round I'll feel better on the court again."

 
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03/03/2008 | 09:11 PM
Hey Roger,
Although I did not see the match, I just want to say that getting back out there, especially against a quality player like Murray was indeed a tall order.

Playing against Pete Sampras might be a way of transitioning back into the game wit
03/03/2008 | 09:11 PM
Hi....u have to look ahead....but u have to look in your present...I think that u have to find immediatly a coach...it's very important for u're tennis.....just angry...angry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
best wishes
03/03/2008 | 08:58 PM
Go Rogg!!

You Are The BEST!!!!!!!!

=D =D

Natt!
03/03/2008 | 08:53 PM
Roger, maybe this quote will help:

"The greatest thing about tomorrow is, I will be better than I am today. And that's how I look at my life. I will be better as a golfer, I will be better as a person, I will be better as a father, I will be a better
03/03/2008 | 08:52 PM
Forza Roger sappi che anche in questi momenti di crisi siamo tutti con te!
03/03/2008 | 08:49 PM
its disgusting to see some comments of members here
if you dont like Roger and his game buggger off
if dogs bark at the sun, it wont fall down from the skies
Roger you are always No 1
Roland Garros is yours Roger
We are with you
03/03/2008 | 08:42 PM
I am shocked at some of the comments on here. Poor roger. He loses a match and suddenly everyone turns, and tell him what he needs to do? Don't forget that this is the #1 ranked player in the world, and he didnt get there without knowing how to play, or h
03/03/2008 | 08:24 PM
Dear Roger,
Sorry you've lost in the first round but let us be positive in stating that you'll have more time to prepare yourself for what is ahead.
God bless,
Rose Marie
03/03/2008 | 08:23 PM
So sorry (as I am sure you are too) to hear of your loss to A.M. You have so many adoring fans and you are so respected in the world. Perhaps getting a little help with that "monster" on your back and taking some of the pressure off with a coach. Let them
03/03/2008 | 08:19 PM
OMG! I'm bitterly disapointed. Wish its not the first round. Now Roger does not get any points at all and he is just 400 points above Nadal.Roger please, please, win the next match. I'm just waiting impatiently. Best of luck to you.
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