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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 | 02:51 PM
well Champ,gr8 match! Best of luck for the next match. Goon and win the title! You know its yours!

love Pratha
11/03/2009 | 02:42 PM
Congratulations Roger !!!
It was an excellent performance !!!
Good luck in the next match , in the double and in the single ...
You are the best ever player !!!
With my warm wishes !!!

Your fan :

11/03/2009 | 02:35 PM
Dear Roger,

Congratulations on your win against Rochus. A great start to your hometown tournament. Good luck in the next round against Seppi and in your doubles match with Marco. It so good to have you back playing again. Take care.

Love From Ch
11/03/2009 | 02:28 PM
you played great Roger!!!
come on you are the best and i wish you a lot of good luck today with Marco!!!and tomorrow against Seppi!!!!!!!!:]:]
11/03/2009 | 02:28 PM
well done roger..keep going until you reach the final..

go roger go!!

love you idol

11/03/2009 | 02:24 PM
congrats :-)
11/03/2009 | 02:14 PM
congrats champ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11/03/2009 | 02:13 PM
Congratulations dear Rog!
You deserved to win.
Happy for you my dear champ.
11/03/2009 | 02:04 PM
Congrats, Roger, go on and win!
11/03/2009 | 01:46 PM
good start
we love you Roger
you can do it
best of luck