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A promising start

11.08.2008 | Tennis

Top seed Roger opened his Olympic campaign with a straightforward 6-4, 6-2 win over Russia's Dmitry Tursunov today. He converted his first break point at 1-1 in the first set and broke twice in the second to complete an easy victory in one hour and five minutes.


"Sometimes it plays a trick in your mind where you think maybe you're not playing that well, but it's actually not the case," Roger said, clearly relieved to be up and running at the tournament after a difficult five weeks. "I played well, hit some great winners, got some good balls back. I was playing very solid."


Roger's next opponent will be Rafael Arevalo of El Salvador, the 447th- ranked player in the world.



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08/12/2008 | 06:45 AM
great start ROGER.v know u can do it. all da very best for nxt match.
08/12/2008 | 06:37 AM
What a great start! Congratulations. Keep focused on each match, don't get ahead of yourself and just stay positive! you are the best roger! Good luck tomorow. I will try to wake up at 5am U.S.A. time to watch you! In case I don't , just know that all you
08/12/2008 | 06:17 AM
Congratulations dear Roger ;)!!! I kept awake until three o'clock in the morning just to see your match :)!, I'm so happy for you!!
Keep confidence in yourself!! COME OOOOON!!!!!!
08/12/2008 | 06:12 AM

Just go to NBCOlympics.com and get the livestreaming there. You'll be prompted to plug in your zip code and your internet provider. Play around with the names of the companies who have partnered with NBC. I had to try about 3 until
08/12/2008 | 05:57 AM
Hey!! I only watch the start of the match (because of the hour) but I'm happy with the result!!
08/12/2008 | 05:44 AM
I don't know about you guys, but Roger talks too much to the press. I'd like him to play his cards closer to the vest and just let his results do the talking. He gives the media much too much fodder to use against him when he comes up short.

Just r
08/12/2008 | 05:41 AM
Hi Dear King,
I'm the most lucky man in Beijing when i saw you playing on practice court on afternoon,10th Aug,while i and crowd of fans called out "Roger" loudly,you r most popular in Beijing as well as China! besides of ur first win, this's also a good
08/12/2008 | 05:39 AM
oh yeah... thats the way to go!!! what can i say??? u just rock my sox .^^
08/12/2008 | 05:23 AM
I agree. The last word I would use 2 describe Rogi is stoic. This guy must think Nada is exciting! Nada is so boring, I would rather watch golf.
*Fellow Rogerholics**
I was watching a replay of Novak's match vs. Ginepri earlier today.
08/12/2008 | 05:21 AM
Step to step, with CONFIDENCE!!!!!!!