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Roger and Rafa launch ATP World Tour

04.01.2009 | Off Court

Roger and Rafa helped launch the 2009 ATP World Tour in spectacular fashion on Sunday with a unique game of tennis aboard a traditional Arabian Dhow in Doha Bay.

On a specially designed onboard court floating in the Persian Gulf, the special match, between the world's two best players, also marked the start of the year-long race to crown the official 2009 ATP World Tour Champion. It was the pair's first meeting since the Wimbledon final in July last year.

Rafa and Roger are the top two seeds at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2009 played in Doha from January 5-10.


Text published with kind permission of the ATP.


(Click on the link below to see pictures of this unique game)


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04/07/2009 | 03:13 PM
you looked stunning there, it was good 2 see a new type of tennis court which is floating
02/09/2009 | 07:55 PM
What a cute court, it is like a "mini me" court. I am glad to see that you and Rafa are doing things together for the sport rather than dwelling on the AO. It looks like you have moved past the negative and are working towards the next step. Rock on Ro
01/14/2009 | 10:41 AM
Come on rogi...
u r the best of best...
Australian open is yours dear...
01/14/2009 | 10:34 AM
hope you won Rog! ;)
good luck in AAMI Classic!
01/14/2009 | 06:18 AM
01/13/2009 | 01:39 AM
Go Rog... you are the best! I love you!
01/10/2009 | 06:59 PM
Its nice seeing you both together. Having so much fun! :):)!!
...i can feel it...
01/10/2009 | 04:52 PM
Come on Roger!Believe yourself!Don't think too much about the victory,just for fun and relax yourself!You've already achieved enough glories,it's time to seek for the original feeling of the tennis,go ahead,we will be with you forever!!!

kind regards
01/10/2009 | 04:00 AM
I'll be in Melborne in Feb.1st and I wish to see you
Show'em how you play
You're always No.1!
01/09/2009 | 08:46 PM
Hey Roger: Happy New Year. I hope that you will replace Nadal and be number one again and forever. and i wish you win your match against Murray. Go ahead, you can do it!!!
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