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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 | 07:44 AM
09/19/2009 | 07:43 AM
Congratulations to you Roger and to the rest of your team Swiss in the Davis Cup against Italy.
Good luck today and tomorrow.
09/19/2009 | 07:18 AM
congrats...roger..!!!I know that you can do it...just do the best that you can...you're my 1 and only idol in tennis.....you're the best and greatest player ever in tennis....gud luck to your other match...GOD BLESS and GUD LUCK...!!!just focus...I always
09/19/2009 | 07:14 AM
Congratulation Roger! Best of luck for you and Stan!
09/19/2009 | 07:00 AM
heres the comeback from Roger the best!
09/19/2009 | 06:54 AM
09/19/2009 | 06:47 AM
wat the hell???
federer fined for profanity at the usopen for his argument with the umpire in the final...
which was the umpires mistake(the umpire allowed del potro to challenge his call after 3-4 minutes).
this is very unfair against a true and hones
09/19/2009 | 06:33 AM
Even Italian fans support Roger :x. He is really a special one :x.
09/19/2009 | 06:03 AM
Let's work hard and enjoy what you are doing~
09/19/2009 | 06:02 AM
well done!