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A good start

27.08.2008 | Tennis

Roger opened his bid for a fifth successive US Open title with a straightforward 6-3, 6-0, 6-3 victory over Argentina's Maximo Gonzalez in the opening round.

 

"The Olympic doubles gave me a great lift," Roger said after the match. "I'm really inspired and motivated to do well here."

 

Our champ, who last year won his 12th Grand Slam title with victory at Flushing Meadows to move within two of Pete Sampras' record, was clearly at home on the Arthur Ashe Stadium hardcourt, defeating world number 118 Gonzalez in one hour 21 minutes. Roger broke Gonzalez in the eighth game and took the first set comfortably before winning the second set without dropping a game. Gonzalez lost his opening service game in the third set, but broke back immediately before Roger regained control with a break in the seventh game.

 

Next up is Brazilian Thiago Alves, the world number 137, who beat Chile's Paul Capdeville in five sets.

 

 

 
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08/29/2008 | 09:32 PM
ROGER FEDERER HAS A BAD CONDITION
HE SHOULD CHANGE HIS TRAINING
AND TAKE A TRAINER WHO IS A SPECIALIST
IN TENNIS PLAYERS WHO ARE COMING
IN THEIR AGE A MAN OF 27 YEARS NEEDS
AN OTHER CONDITION TRAINING THAN
SOMEONE OF 22 YEARS AND AN OTHER
THING R
08/29/2008 | 09:32 PM
Rog, my man. You have seriously got to cut down on UEs. 27 in 2nd alone, please go back and rework your FH. Its killing you and all of us out here :(
08/29/2008 | 09:32 PM
Rog got the early break this is very great!!!!!
08/29/2008 | 09:31 PM
hey cool, i went to the bathroom and when i got but the set was done :)
08/29/2008 | 09:31 PM
Nice going. Will have to up his level in the coming rounds to secure wins. Errors like this will not get it done against Djockovic or Roddick for that matter.
08/29/2008 | 09:30 PM
OMG!!! I hardly ever use this expression, but that was painful to watch.

Hopefully, he will pick up his game from here on... CUT DOWN ON THE DAMN UEs.
08/29/2008 | 09:30 PM
Mirka looks like just a Federer Fan.
OK Roger has 2 sets. Alves is not bad and I think it is good for Roger to have some competition and get all the jitters out.
Beautiful serves !!!

GO RGOER GO (Blandine & JSM)
08/29/2008 | 09:29 PM
Roger has just won the second set after that deuce battle with the qualifier. I thought I was watching the Zie/Jankovic match all over again. Pls come back this third set and put this guy in his place. They all now think they can beat Roger because just a
08/29/2008 | 09:28 PM
got it!!!! come on Roger!!!!!
08/29/2008 | 09:27 PM
Roger has broken again, late in the second set and he will serve for the set. Looks like he knows exactly when to break and close the deal. Yeah, somebody said he shouldn't let it go like Tommy Haas who won 2 sets and let it slip to a qualifier. The same