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Roger starts strong

13.05.2009 | Tennis

Roger began his final warmup for Roland Garros with a convincing 6-1, 7-5 victory over Robin Söderling in his first match in Madrid.


"It's about playing well and getting ready for Paris," Roger said. "It's good to get the first match."


Our champ delivered a first set of near perfection, easing his way through in just 20 minutes. It got a bit tougher in the second set, when his opponent took a 4-2 lead. But once again, a perfect reaction and two breaks followed and Roger made everything clear in two sets.


Roger will meet either James Blake or Ivo Karlovic in the next round.

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05/14/2009 | 04:47 PM
Fantastic start champ!

All the best for the next round!

Take care,

Lots of love and support always,

Sazio xXxXx

05/14/2009 | 04:40 PM
JJfromUK, thanks soo much for update! It was very fun to read!

So proud of you Roger, keep playing strong, do your best, have fun, only think about tennis when you're on the tennis court. There's no doubt if you do that that you'll make us very proud,
05/14/2009 | 04:36 PM


another GREAT and funny post. Thank you very much.

Dear ROGER, bravo once agian.
Well done today. And another end with an ACE!
05/14/2009 | 04:31 PM
Hi fans, should be talking to Roger but his probably giving his post match comments to the media in about 4 different languages.

Anyway, Rogerfans are the next best thing

Was sitting waiting for Rogers match: got my Wilson racket, Nike headscarf, Ni
05/14/2009 | 04:25 PM
Did not get to watch the match but went over to the Scores and saw that Roger was winning over Blake and then later that he had won the match. good going roger, you are having a strong start and I know you will go all the way. Congrats!!
05/14/2009 | 04:13 PM
Thank you very much. You gave us an awesome tennis show today. It's really a plaesure to see those magic shots. It's become a regular thing to serve an ace to close out the match for you . Is it your new strategy?
I wish and pray that you would t
05/14/2009 | 04:07 PM
Roger, one more little thing off court. You absolutely need a good rest, and a fresh mind. Building up a good role model for your coming child, esp. surfing the web too long is no good for your eyes and minds.

Your dark circle continues growing up
05/14/2009 | 04:02 PM
Go Federer!!!! Great win against Blake. Make sure you are still the best player, you just believe. Good luck and let's be the champion.
05/14/2009 | 04:00 PM
CONGRATULATIONS MR.ROGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
05/14/2009 | 03:59 PM
Congrats. Roger, got Blake in two sets only, and signed off with an ace. Beautiful. Alles Roger Alles, Hopp and don't stop hopping:)
Love you Mucho
Congrats. to all Roger fans .. The King is marching on. May the Force be with him.
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