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Switzerland takes a 2-0 lead

18.09.2009 | Tennis

It took Roger exactly 100 minutes to secure a 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 win over Simone Bolelli (ATP 64) today. He scored the second point for the Swiss team after Stanislas Wawrinka won against Andreas Seppi (ATP 59) 6-4, 6-1, 6-2.


Roger said he felt tired before the match after having come directly from the US Open, but it rarely showed. He did have to save a few break-points but never really got into danger.


The doubles match tomorrow could already be the deciding one in the Davis Cup World Group playoff against Italy in Genoa. The plan is that Roger joins forces with Stan for the match against Fabio Fognini and Potito Starace. If the Swiss team wins the playoff they will retain their place in the World Group but if Italy stage a comeback they will replace the Swiss in the top tier of the competition.

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09/19/2009 | 01:54 PM
Congratulations Roger and good luck to Switzerland.
09/19/2009 | 01:37 PM
Roger is not playing today, Stan and Marco are playing the Italian team.
09/19/2009 | 11:31 AM
great match roger.very lucky tomorrow with stan.
09/19/2009 | 11:03 AM
well done champ.Keep it up...
09/19/2009 | 10:54 AM
Congratulations Roger!!!
I'm so happy:)
And good luck to you in the next match!!!
09/19/2009 | 10:28 AM
Good Luck Roger and Stan !! Hopp Suisse !!
Hope you fulfill your Davis Cup dreams !!
09/19/2009 | 09:56 AM
Yeah! Roger show them who you really are and why you were called the greatest player ever!!
09/19/2009 | 09:56 AM
cmon' champ go go go....this cup is urs...well congrats for such a brilliant game...
09/19/2009 | 08:51 AM
how much energetic u r!!!!!!! so happy to see that u r back...!!!!!! wish u good luck.
09/19/2009 | 07:59 AM
Congratulations: you the best player in the World
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