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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 | 06:32 AM
I m very depressed that u lost to baghdatis.u have no match with him and still u lost.FEDERER! WE care a lot of u.please don't lose these tournaments too.i think u were not fit 4 indian wells contest and u deliberately participated in it.
ALLAH BLESS U A
03/17/2010 | 06:30 AM
fantastic shots but strange errors... weren't you too calm?
03/17/2010 | 06:29 AM
i cant comfort you with words i know.despite it dont be sad about it Roger.he played toughly especially in the tie.you hit uncountable many beautiful shots unreal ones too.dont be sad about it,im waiting for you seeing you again very much!!
03/17/2010 | 06:25 AM
Oh Roger, that was a real toughie but it is just one of those things tht happens to tennis players all the time. We still love you with all our hearts and wish you well next time you play.
03/17/2010 | 06:24 AM
Oh crap
03/17/2010 | 06:20 AM
Keep it up :)
03/17/2010 | 06:18 AM
Come on Rodger, you can do this.
03/17/2010 | 06:10 AM
you can do it just stay calm!!
03/17/2010 | 05:59 AM
hold om serve Roger dont let him any break!!!
03/17/2010 | 05:36 AM
C'mon Roger!! Let's take it to him in the 3rd!!
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