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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 | 06:52 PM
I cannot belive
iam surprised
what happen for you?
but donot worry you are the best fore ever
i love you so mutch
good luck in the next mutch
03/03/2008 | 06:50 PM
I was a bit taken aback by your loss to Andy Murry Roger but not unduly. Everyone has a bad day now and then. Ha.I am sure you were unhappy about it but not to worry as you have a lot more playing to do and a lot more important matches to face. You will b
03/03/2008 | 06:47 PM
a loss is never good, particularly when you are #1 in the world and all eyes are on you........whatever is not clicking better make sure it clicks fast because more and more players are sniffing down your back now.
Please show everyone once again why yo
03/03/2008 | 06:43 PM
It is just a pity that you lost to Murray IN YOUR OWN BACK YARD. Hope you get over it soon and can concentrate on the hard court season in the U.S.
If you have lost the nr. 1 it is just because of a very tough draw here and you can do better. Hope you h
03/03/2008 | 06:40 PM
Man!!!! The things are not good!!!
You need a coach, you need a coach!!!
Please, listing your fans and pratice more, fisicly and mentanly!
By! So, now you have to come home and after to EUA. It`s to more for me!
You dont presure the service any time!!
03/03/2008 | 06:39 PM
Im so sorry! i just found out now! Gee! i feel really bad that you lost to andy murray! Are you alright hope you're not sick. Come on Roger, is there something wrong? No matter what i will always support you and will pray for you so that you can get hold
03/03/2008 | 06:36 PM
It was a terrible draw for you, our star, and the lack of match practice showed. But now put the disappointment behind you and have fun in N.Y with Pete, and get yourself together for all the tournaments and GSs ahead. You are the best, PLEASE show us you
03/03/2008 | 06:34 PM
what are you doing roger?just losing and losing.you really make me mad.you were not like this before.you are no.1 and you shouldn't havelost to a 12th ranked young boy.
anywayall of us are sorry for you.you are not our roger who wins all time.you can no
03/03/2008 | 06:34 PM
Good luck against andy murray!! i know you can beat him and you're back healthy and strong now and alot better now that you're back in court!! i always have confidence on you no matter what iam always here for you, that's how much I Love You! Good Luck!!!
03/03/2008 | 06:32 PM
Roger:

Here in Tokyo, It's 2:28am.
I cann't go to sleep until make sure you win the match, but....

Roger, we all love you, we know you have to lose to someone on someday, but please don't let Murray, Jokovic beat you again, I hate both of them!!