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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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11/03/2009 | 06:14 PM
11/03/2009 | 06:12 PM
A nice sharp start, Roger. You and Rochus had fun out there. So looking forward to seeing you play doubles later on, and of course to see you win in the next round, and the next, and the next.....!
11/03/2009 | 05:52 PM
keep going well done champ
11/03/2009 | 05:41 PM
Roger, Congrats, I didn't see the match, but by all accounts you were awesome.

Good luck for your upcoming matches, but above all, keep fit and well and healthy, same for the three girls.

Hope the kids enjoyed Halloween, and they weren't frightened
11/03/2009 | 05:26 PM
A great start Roger. All The Best for 2010. Looking forward to watching you whenever I can.
11/03/2009 | 05:24 PM
Congratulations Roger! Your first match after your rest was brilliant. All the best for the next round against Seppi as well as for your Doubles Match with Marco Chiudinelli.

With friendly wishes
11/03/2009 | 05:21 PM
Dear ROGER!!

Congratulations Roger!! Good luck tomorrow with Marco and your next round against Andreas Seppi!

11/03/2009 | 05:08 PM
Congratulations Roger! Deine ersten Spiel nach deiner Pause war ausgezeichnet und super. Viele Glück für das nächstes Spiel gegen Seppi und auch für der Doppelspiel mit Marco Chiudinelli.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
11/03/2009 | 04:54 PM
Congratulations RogerKing!
11/03/2009 | 04:52 PM
Hey congrats Roger. Welcome back! hope you are feeling refreshed now and raring to go. Best of luck champ. This time we want a double crown.
Go Roger!!
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