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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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03/16/2010 | 03:22 PM
Well done! Best of luck against Baghdatis later today. Austrian Postal Service came up trumps and I now have my stamps and the silver replica. Here's to the next stamp.
03/16/2010 | 03:21 PM
That you had a good game .. played well ...
are in the crowd .. remain so for better roger will depend only on you whoever of your best! luck campeao
03/16/2010 | 02:53 PM
Dear Roger,

Congratulations on your win against Hanescu. It is so great seeing you back on court again and in top form. Your shot making was amazing. Good luck against Baghdatis. Take care.

Love From Christinexx
03/16/2010 | 02:20 PM
Roger keep going
su su
i love you
xxx
03/16/2010 | 12:29 PM
Dear Roger
Your next match is approaching! I would like to watch it, but who knows, it will be neither early nor too late fo our time zone,. and I'll have a very difficult day tomorrow. Nevertheless I hope you'll win, of course. Marcos Baghdatis is a goo
03/16/2010 | 11:40 AM
Bestest of Luck Fedro...
All prayers with you...
Waiting to see you hold the Title...
May Allah help you always... Aameen... :-)
03/16/2010 | 11:25 AM
Good luck in next matches~~~~~~~~~
03/16/2010 | 11:16 AM
Congrats Roger! Great to see you healthy and back playing on tour.
Good luck for the next match against Baghdatis.

We are always behind you and supporting you.
Take care and may you win many more titles! :)
03/16/2010 | 11:07 AM
Congrats my king
good luck against Baghdatis
love u
03/16/2010 | 08:52 AM
Sorry I did not get to watch your match because I am in the middle of exam and recitals. But I read that you have won. Congratulations Federer san. I am so proud of you. I do hope I shall marry one day someone who knows how to play tennis!! Yes I hop