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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 | 04:20 PM
congratulation sweety
i saw the match you was great keep on
11/03/2009 | 04:09 PM
Good luck.
11/03/2009 | 03:55 PM
Well done Maestro Roger, all love
11/03/2009 | 03:52 PM
go rogge go
11/03/2009 | 03:51 PM
Well done!!!
Congratulations Roger!!!
I wish You all the best to the next match!!!
11/03/2009 | 03:33 PM
Dearest Roger:
It's been a long time and welcome back!~Congratulations for the first victory and it must be nice to win the match at home.
Just go for it and I am looking forward to it .By the way, I dreamed about the trophy yesterday and you totally w
11/03/2009 | 03:23 PM
GREAT START ROGER, COME.......
11/03/2009 | 03:06 PM
Congratulations ,, roger
11/03/2009 | 02:56 PM
Congratulations! Best of luck in doubles today and in the next round on Wednesday.

LOVE YOU
11/03/2009 | 02:52 PM
GO ROGER!!!!
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