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A solid start in Basel

02.11.2009 | Tennis

Roger's first match after a long break was a strong one. He defeated Olivier Rochus 6-3, 6-4 in Basel today.

 

Roger was asked if his 7-0 head-to-head lead did not make a match like this clear right from the start. But our champ pointed out that as a junior he only rarely had a chance against the Belgian. That was also the reason why he asked Rochus if he would team up with him for the doubles in Wimbledon - and they went straight on to become the junior champs!

 

It was also thanks to his serve that Roger dominated today's match. He broke his opponent to take a 4-2 lead in the first set and one more break to 3-2 in the second was enough to then go on and seal the victory.

 

Roger will meet Andreas Seppi (ATP 38) in the next round on Wednesday. Roger leads the head-to-head 5:0 and has never dropped a set against the Italian.

 

Roger has also decided to enter the doubles competition in Basel. He will play alongside Marco Chiudinelli - the two had worked as ball-boys together during two years at the Swiss Indoors many years ago!

 
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11/05/2009 | 04:55 PM
Yeah, a great start!
11/03/2009 | 10:30 PM
Congratulations Roger! What good begin of the
tournament! :d'
Good luck in the next round against Seppi!
11/03/2009 | 10:08 PM
great job roger!!!!!!
11/03/2009 | 10:00 PM
Congratulations Roger and good luck on Wendsday!! I am looking forward to the next game !!
11/03/2009 | 08:46 PM
Unfortunitly our champion losses his match in Double today, I hope he can win the tournment in Single
11/03/2009 | 08:41 PM
Good Luck with Seppi!!)
11/03/2009 | 08:31 PM
Congratulations Roger;)) Keeping my fingers crossed for U;)
regards,
sandra
11/03/2009 | 08:30 PM
Great start, Roger. Good luck for Wednesday. x
11/03/2009 | 08:23 PM
Nice job on the Rochus match, the doubles, well...not so much. Do you even have a doubles ranking?? good luck vs Seppi. K
11/03/2009 | 07:59 PM
Well done Roger! :)
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