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A victory in straight sets to start off with

25.05.2009 | Tennis

Roger swept into the second round of the French Open today by defeating Spain's Alberto Martin 6-4, 6-3, 6-2.

 

"I started a little slowly," he said afterwards. "He plays very far behind the baseline so I had to make adjustments. Then I started to serve well. That allowed me to play more freely and I was able to dominate."

 

It was a bit of a rough start for Roger when he was broken in his first serve but he later levelled to 2-2. Roger then went on to break Martin for a second time in the 10th game to take the set. From then on our champ was clearly in control, dominating during his serve and breaking his opponent regularly.

 

Roger eased to victory in an hour and 43 minutes, setting up a second-round meeting with either José Acasuso or Santiago Ventura.

 
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05/28/2009 | 04:49 PM
Oh you beauty! What a legend you are man, what a LEGEND!

I had faith in you and you proved it for everyone that you are the best. Coming up to a set win from 4-1 down and 2 serves lost isn't a task for a normal player. What a match you've played today
05/28/2009 | 04:47 PM
Can someone tell me when Roger won the two 7-6 sets with tie-breaks how was it? what were the scores on the tie-breaks? Did they fight point to point or did Roger kick it up a notch during those tie-breaks? Thanks!
05/28/2009 | 04:46 PM
Did anyone see the Marat Safin vs. J. Ouanna match yesterday - it was incredible!!!! Five sets and over four hours long. The last set went to 10-8 with Ouanna winning. They were fighting and battling every single point. On one point Safin stretched ou
05/28/2009 | 04:43 PM
I was tired with watching the game against Acasuso on the website of Roland Garros.
But now I'm happy to your win.
Thank you,Roger!
I hope you win the next game too!
05/28/2009 | 04:42 PM
Did anyone see the Marat Safin vs. J. Ouanna match yesterday - it was incredible!!!! Five sets and over four hours long. The last set went to 10-8 with Ouanna winning. They were fighting and battling every single point. On one point Safin stretched ou
05/28/2009 | 04:40 PM
ROGER, OH ROGER!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU for this wonderful hard fought victory. You did it, and you fought to the end. I jumped and screamed and cried so loud. I just couldn't not contain my happiness. A million congratulations.

I had ta
05/28/2009 | 04:38 PM
I JUST missed this match but in a way I'm glad as it sounded so scary and hairy and I think I would have died half-way through!!! What a turn-around for Roger in the third set (as I read your comments - thanks for posting them!) Whew! I agree that this
05/28/2009 | 04:37 PM
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW
What a thriller of a match.. coming back from one set down and 1-5 .. I was trying to think of the Andreev match, the Berdych match and say to myself.. Roger will come back .. Roger will come back AND BY GEORGE, HE'S GOT IT..

C
05/28/2009 | 04:34 PM
Tomorrow headlines will be that Roger avoids a scare just like Murray ha ha ha, or Roger pushed to 4 sets, Roger loses a set etc...
05/28/2009 | 04:33 PM
Good match -- Fed was pushed but he triumphed and played well & aggressive. Third round match shoud be interesting too. Roger picked up when he needed to and that will boost his confidence.
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