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An excellent start

06.05.2008 | Tennis

Roger got by a challenging opponent today, beating Guillermo Cañas (ATP 30) of Argentina 6-3, 6-3 in the second round of the Masters in Rome.

 

“It was our first meeting on clay,” our champ said. “I played well this spring in Estoril and Monte Carlo. It's always tough against him, I'm happy to win my first round in Rome.”

 

Roger made an assured start, breaking his opponent in the middle of the first set before producing two aces and a delightful drop shot to hold his serve to love at the end of it. The Argentine came closest to breaking his opponent in the sixth game of the second set, when Roger was lucky to save a break point with a net-cord winner. He then went on to break Cañas's serve twice in winning the last three games.

 

“I'm continuing to play well here, I'm on a good run. I had a good final in Monte Carlos against Nadal. Rafa remains the guy to beat, he's played extraordinarily over the past few seasons. But I hope I can get into position against and close the deal this year,” Roger added.

 

Next up is one day of rest before Roger meets either Potito Starace (ITA) or the winner of the match between Ivo Karlovic (KRO) and Gstaad-winner Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA).

 
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05/08/2008 | 02:08 PM
Brilliant article on Djoko.

What a joke, Djokovic!
2008-02-22 00:49:00

I was there and watched it - and couldn’t agree more with the coach of Mario Ancic. “Djoko” should actually never have won a set if it wasn’t for the mighty choke from the Frenc
05/08/2008 | 02:06 PM
HI ROGER,
GO ROGER!!!!!!!!!!
WE BELIEVE IN YOU .
PLEASE BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.
WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU.
BEST REGARDS,
TAM
05/08/2008 | 01:50 PM
go roger
iam very love to you
go roger
congratulation roger
05/08/2008 | 01:46 PM
Roger Go Go Go
i love you
xxxx
05/08/2008 | 12:44 PM
oh yeah baby, and to top it off nadal and Nalbandian have gone out Roger this title is yours I can feel it in my bones. Good luck against Karlovic, show the world whose the boss
05/08/2008 | 12:38 PM
The tv spot is in Basel!
05/08/2008 | 12:34 PM
I've already been like a cat on hot bricks! I know you'll play later but i've a little work to do till. But i've already been waiting for you very much now!
05/08/2008 | 11:52 AM
Roger, your headache Rafa is out !! You must will winer because You are best of best!!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck with Karlowic!! Ludmila
05/08/2008 | 11:48 AM
Beaten Nadal refuses grievance meeting with ATP boss over schedule

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05/08/2008 | 11:44 AM
Djoker clowning again.............

Djokovic speaks "his mind" on Rome courts

Novak Djokovic has offered some unsolicited advice to Rome Masters officials: get your courts into playable shape.

The Serb spoke his mind after finding the show court