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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 | 02:51 AM
Was great to see you win. Loved your cheering section with your name spelled out on their shirts. Good luck for the rest of the tournament.
03/16/2010 | 02:05 AM
Congratulations. Your six first games were amaizing.Then a little distraction and you lose the second set. First match always are dangereus.
Go and win
03/16/2010 | 01:09 AM
I'm sure you can beat Baghdatis, so go for it. K
03/16/2010 | 12:37 AM
Dear Rog,
All the best for a great victory!
03/16/2010 | 12:29 AM
Hello Roger,

Congratulations on winning your first match after such a long break! It was a good match and I tend to agree with the commentators that from all the 2nd round matches by the other top players they had seen yours was the best. Very good ten
03/16/2010 | 12:14 AM
Dear Roger,

It was such a delight to see you in action live! My seat mates had so many oohs and aahs over your shots. Of course, I was cheering you on and was so happy to see you once again victorious.

Congratulations, Roger for the match and for yo
03/16/2010 | 12:13 AM
Good to see you back in shape again! Well done, and good luck against Baghdatis!
03/16/2010 | 12:11 AM
Congratulations, Roger, on your win. Not easy playing your first match in such a long time.

All the very best of luck against Marcos.
03/16/2010 | 12:06 AM
Congratulations Rogi, take care your self, love u ! Good luck for the next match.
03/16/2010 | 12:05 AM
Congratulations dear Roger !
It was a great match !!!
I was a little bit scared in the second set, but when the third set started everything was in his place.
It was nice to see you again, after a long wait, and I was realy happy , because you are fit