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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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04/22/2008 | 12:00 AM
The last time I wrote in one of these comment boxes, i did not leave in such good terms. However, i want a second chance. I'm so sorry i said all of those things. Congratulations on your title, you deserved it, you really really do!
04/21/2008 | 11:56 PM
GREAT JOB!!!! We're so happy for you!! Keep up the superb work! WE hope that Monte Carlo is a resounding success too!
Your CT fans, Sari & Harry
04/21/2008 | 11:55 PM
Congratulations roger, in colombia are happy for your first victory of the season we hope that montecarlo can win again and you can retrieve your level of competition in tennis, we see all the championship by television and we are with you. JAHIR
04/21/2008 | 11:17 PM
"Sparrock" comments on Davindenko throwing the match are pretty infantiles. Davindenko did not want to injure himself more considering the weather conditions and the fact that he had lost the 1st set which meant at best 3 sets will be plaid. Monte Carlo i
04/21/2008 | 11:15 PM
All departments looked in good order, movement, power, finesse, net play etc. Some erratic form however in the preceeding matches but overall a quality display which should silence his critics, if only for a while!

The ring rust seems to be subsiding a
04/21/2008 | 10:41 PM
Yeeeaaaahhh!!!!!!!! Roger I saw you there!!!
Great, fantastic Roger!!!
Cheers
Gustav
04/21/2008 | 10:41 PM
Congratulations Roger!!!!!!!!!
04/21/2008 | 10:37 PM
What can i say? Congratulation… it was great coz you needed such triumph
So don’t ever look back …we’re waiting for new other achievements in clay grounds
Love you..
04/21/2008 | 10:36 PM
As glad as I am that Feddy has won his first, of what will hopefully be, many tournaments for 2008 I am still a bit concerned about a few things.

If you check it, in each of the tournaments Federer has entered for 2008 there have been rounds where he h
04/21/2008 | 10:03 PM
Hello Dearest Roger!!!!!!!

WoW what a great newzzzzzz for me. Its really ecstatic to c you win after a long timeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...................



Yupeeeeeeeeeeeee, we have to wait a long time to c u back in form,

Go Ro