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Roger breezes through opener

22.06.2009 | Tennis

Roger began his campaign to regain his Wimbledon crown with a solid victory in the opening match today, defeating Lu Yen-hsun of Chinese Taipei 7-5, 6-3, 6-2.

 

Our champ once again entered the court in a stylish outfit. This year, he went for a military-style jacket, which he stripped off to reveal a silk waistcoat worn over his more conventional tennis clothes.

 

Roger said: "It might look easy, but it is not. The first round is a lot different to say rounds two, three and four. You want to get off to a good start, get it out of the way and find your way into a tournament. Once you're in it, things seem a lot easier because your mind is in the tournament. But it is not easy, and Lu showed that today. It was a tough first set, and he remained tough throughout the game and that was good for me."

 

His first serve percentage was good, he kept unforced errors almost to a bare minimum when compared with his winners. All in all, Roger gave an allround performance today, which could in fact be taken as just a practice match for the next few days to come and which should get even better in the next set of matches to follow.

 

Roger will meet Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ATP 50) in the next round.

 
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06/24/2009 | 06:28 PM
Hey Rog,
You did really good today...like you said...SOLID!
See ya Friday,
Fraze
06/24/2009 | 06:24 PM
Loved your match today Roger. I was also happy to hear what you had to say after it was over. You know exactly what to do with each opponent and you are on a roll. Just stay well and healthy and hungry for the wins and you will win them all.
06/24/2009 | 06:22 PM
i'm still on the road but thanks to lux-lady and wimbledon radio i heard, dear ROGER, that you did fine. BRAVO. take care
06/24/2009 | 06:22 PM
Roger, good win, your serve very good indeed and excellent forehand. Seems extremely fit (maybe, except your backhand).

God bless you!
06/24/2009 | 06:22 PM

CONGRATULATIONS dear Roger!

Great match, well done. I'm so happy for you and your performance today. BRILLIANT!
Good luck in next round.

Ewa
06/24/2009 | 06:20 PM
Congrats on the win over Garcia-Lopez.
regards from Serbia
06/24/2009 | 06:17 PM
Congrats on the win over Garcia-Lopez.
You even got to try out some shots.
You're relaxed-- a good predictor that you'll win Wimbledon and reclaim #1!
06/24/2009 | 06:16 PM
BRAVO, Rogie!!

Great performance, great stats:
Aces 11
Winners 27
UEs ONLY 10!!!
First Serve 64%, winning 94% of points.

Next match will be tougher, I think, but I'm sure you'll have everything in hand for that one, too.

Lov
06/24/2009 | 06:15 PM
Great, another step less:) Just keep going!
Today it was such a sunshine day in Wimbledon... istn't it a little funny that now, with a brand new roof, it doesn´t rain?!, lol...
06/24/2009 | 06:14 PM
by next time i'll check the forum out how can i write there or how it works i promise. one time i tried but just saved pictures didn't write anything.
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