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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 | 06:14 PM
Maybe he is worried about the next matches coming up because his volley was not as good as usual. He must play even better against people like Kohlscheiber, Verdasco, Murray....Garcia-Lopez didn't give him too much challenge today.
06/24/2009 | 06:13 PM
your face looks so worried. i mean it's. it doesn't take anything away from it's beauty. but you've played wonderfully with uncountable many beautiful shots, come on Roger. congratulate!!!! there were uncountable many beautiful shots, unreal ones too what
06/24/2009 | 06:12 PM
good job my boy! You've done it with ease! I was a little teeny bit worried the third set but not much. Next matches will be tougher. Good luck!!
06/24/2009 | 06:10 PM
GOOD BOY CONGRATS
06/24/2009 | 06:10 PM
YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
06/24/2009 | 06:09 PM
WHY SERVE VOLLEY ON THE SECOND SERVE
YOU DONT GAIN ANYTHING WITH IT
06/24/2009 | 06:08 PM
COME ONE FEDERER MIRKA IS WAITING
WITH THE TEA, FINISH IT
06/24/2009 | 06:07 PM
Roger is going to win this match with ease, I am not even concentrating on the match that much. He is one game away from wining, I think he kinda allowed Garcia a little bit more in the 3rd set just for the heck of it. He will come back and serve for the
06/24/2009 | 06:02 PM
come on Roger watch out now.....it's not over.
06/24/2009 | 06:01 PM
Excellent work Roger! Keep it up and win in SW!! All the best!
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