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A terrific start

23.06.2008 | Tennis

Roger celebrated his 60th victory in series on grass today! He launched his bid for a record sixth successive Wimbledon title in blistering style with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 against Slovakia's Dominik Hrbaty today.

 

"I could't ask for a better start," said Roger, 39-4 at Wimbledon. "I was consistent all the way and didn't face a break point. I have not lost my serve so far this summer on grass (after winning the Halle title). It's tough opening as the first match but it could not have gone better for me." He won 12 out of the first 13 points, hit a total of ten aces and scored 31 service points, playing convincingly at the net and with his slice.

 

Our star raced through the first two sets in just 58 minutes and then reeled off five straight games to lead 5-1 in the third. The 30-year-old Hrbaty, making his 12th consecutive appearance here, held on to trail 2-5 and then won warm applause from the crowd when he spent the changeover chatting amicably to his opponent on the seat next to the champion. The two are close friends having played doubles together and practised regularly. "Dominik came over and said do I mind if he sat next to me. He said it might be his last Wimbledon. I said it was OK," explained Roger.

 

Next up is Robin Söderling (SWE), against whom Roger has won all six encounters so far - once Söderling was only two points from victory, though (in Halle).

 
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06/25/2008 | 03:06 PM
roger felicidades por el primer triunfo en wimbledon, y no hagas caso a los tontos comentarios de borj y djokovic, ellos estan celosos por tu grandesa dentro y fuera de la cancha.
06/25/2008 | 03:04 PM
Good job honey. Good luck against soderling he can be a tricky bugger. Keep your mind focused and beat him. Love ya lots
06/25/2008 | 02:52 PM
YES YES YES MARAT HAS THE 1ST SET
But he looks pretty tiered. Let's hope he can hold on 2 more sets.

GO ROGER GO
06/25/2008 | 02:44 PM
Great job Rog
Keep going...........You r the best
06/25/2008 | 02:11 PM
Good Luck Roger
06/25/2008 | 01:18 PM
hey guys, all FED fans, this guy is really a clown, look at the way he praises Djoko and suspects FED's progress against Soderling, never mentioning the fact that FED has played SOD 6 times and won all times, on all different surfaces!
http://www.eurospo
06/25/2008 | 12:56 PM
Roger, from the bottom of the heart victories! Remember, that you the best in tennis today!
06/25/2008 | 12:52 PM
brilliantroger...
Thanks for posting the website.the interview was beautifully done, more like a nice conversation between you,Mccatee & Martina.that's how it should be, unlike the Fowler /PMac/Enberg etc...who are blasting things at you as if they are e
06/25/2008 | 12:27 PM
***DEAREST ROGER***

Enjoy your match against Soderling today!!
As always, I am going to watch every second of your match and enjoy your display of greatness.
Please dont let Soderling sit next TO you and start a trend, imagine you midght end-up with
06/25/2008 | 12:22 PM
Hey Rogi!!
Congratulations on ur 60th consecutive grass court win!!
May ur count never end and just goes on.........

All the Best for the Championship!!!
I m sure this one will be urs too!!!

Good wishes are always with you!!!

Akanksha