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Roger starts with a victory

15.03.2010 | Tennis

Roger has returned onto the Tour with a victory, defeating Romania's Victor Hanescu 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-1 in the second round of the Indian Wells ATP tournament on Sunday.


Roger looked in great shape in his first appearance on the Tour after his Australian Open triumph. Bidding for a record fourth title at Indian Wells, our champ started with a break in the second game before winning the opening set in just 30 minutes. However, he was surprisingly broken in the sixth game of the second when the Romanian struck a backhand return winner down the line. Although Roger fought back to 6-6, he fell behind 0-3 in the tiebreak, which Hansecu won 7-5 to level the match. Roger reacted right away, breaking again in the second and sixth games to seal victory.


Round 3 will bring a meeting with Marcos Baghdatis who has shown a strong year so far (title in Sydney, tight semi-final against Djokovic in Dubai). Roger has won all 6 matches against him so far.

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03/17/2010 | 08:31 AM
What a match it was! Sorry about the loss. It must have been a bit frustrating at times.
Well, you have recovered well after the illness and had some good work out on court now.
All the best, and I'm looking forward to seeing you on court next tim
03/17/2010 | 07:57 AM
sad that you lost, but am happy that you are taking it positively.

We are cheering for you. That's what fans do- even when their champ is down.

Roll on Miami.
03/17/2010 | 07:53 AM
to fed fans, did you hear what murray said? he said after a GS it hard to just go back on tour and try to play regular tournaments. the adrenaline is so much in GS and you are so focused trying to win, when it is over it is hard to come back and play well
03/17/2010 | 07:51 AM
Would you guys snap out of it and come to your senses. The world did not end.
03/17/2010 | 07:18 AM
roggi, its ok master

he played really toughly

i think he played his best match in whole his life

and u were playin so fantastic in serving

u still ...

the master

the patient

the ambitious

and we love you , trust you
03/17/2010 | 06:53 AM

I'm a little sad, becouse it was great match and unfortunately not you are the winner. It's happens!!!
Next time will be better! I'm sure!
See you in Miami, with best luck (hope so).

It's always a PLEASUE to see you on court playing your b
03/17/2010 | 06:45 AM
'S'Okay, Roger! The match was a thriller. You had many, many spectacular serves and shots. Don't fret about it. This is your first tourney after a long time off with illness. You will be stronger for Miami and I will look forward to watching you agai
03/17/2010 | 06:42 AM

It is not OK, for sure not. Baghadatis is not in his good form, for sure not. I really hope that you refocus in the tennis court and start to play your best tennis asap.

You need to regroup and rethink about your plans for the future. If you
03/17/2010 | 06:35 AM
it's ok, champ. you can't win 'em all. as far as i'm concerned, you've won plenty already to keep me in your corner forever. take heart, because all your loyal fans stand beside and behind you always. God bless!
03/17/2010 | 06:32 AM
don't know what to say ..... roger is too good and he lost after three match points ....

and this djoko playing sucks ,awful and disgusting tennis against kholshrieber but saved three match points in a row and then he won ..... that is really really
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