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First title in 2008

20.04.2008 | Tennis

Roger began his clay season with success as he won his first title of 2008 with a 7-6 (7-5), 1-2 victory as Nikolay Davydenko retired injured at the Estoril Open on Sunday. Our star improved his record against the world number four Russian to a perfect 12-0 as he won only their third encounter on clay.

 

"It's great to win a title, it's fantastic," said Roger. "This will give me great confidence for the rest of the season having won my first clay tournament of the year."

 

The victory was his seventh on the surface and was obtained in challenging, blustery conditions."These were the most difficult of the week," said the Swiss holder of 12 Grand Slam titles. "It was cold as well as windy. This is not the best way to win a match and I'm sorry for Nikolay. But sometimes these things happen."

 

 
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04/21/2008 | 04:09 PM
Congratulations!
This is an excellent way to prepare yourself to win Roland Garros!
We all know you can do that!
Just believe in you and play as great as you always do!

Je t`aime, Emperor!

04/21/2008 | 04:07 PM
Congratulations Roger!

Well deserved!!

Mac
04/21/2008 | 04:04 PM
I am verry happy to hear that.
GOOD LUCK FOR U.
YOU ARE ALWAYS MY IDOL
04/21/2008 | 03:59 PM

*** HERE IS MORE INFO related to the ‘BUMP’ on Roger’s face:

“The swelling on Roger’s face is a natural result of toxins from his illness finding their way out of his body. It’s a good sign.”

“The mono is probably still active, as evidenced by F
04/21/2008 | 03:57 PM
Dear Roger, congratulations!
You played very nice yesterday. Lot of errors was caused by wheather, I think. Good luck in Monte Carlo.
Love
04/21/2008 | 03:56 PM
my beloved roger
congratulations
go roger go
04/21/2008 | 03:51 PM
Congratulations Champ!

:=)
04/21/2008 | 03:39 PM
BRAVO ROGER!
as i told you yesterday, estoril was a good choice, you won it, and made a very good start for the clay season.
just try to stay focused on the quality of your game, having a good record on clay this year (and hopefully win in paris) could
04/21/2008 | 03:23 PM
congratulation Roger, you are simply the best!
Bonne chance pour Monte-Carlos
04/21/2008 | 03:16 PM
congratulations,roger.keep going.if you win monte carlo or rome,it will be easy for you to get the champion of france open.