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Roger starts well

28.03.2010 | Tennis

Roger opened his bid for a third title in Miami in successful manner, breezing past Ecuador's Nicolas Lapentti 6-3, 6-3 in his first match.

"I served well and made a good start on all my service games. I knew I would have chances on his serve and I took them. It's a pleasing performance and a good start."

Roger struggled with his forehand in the beginning, but fought to earn his first break point to advance to 5-3 in the opening set. Both players competed well in the second set, neither able to reach break point until 3-3. Roger struck first, taking a 4-3 lead as Lapentti gave away a backhand error. Roger then went on to complete the match with no trouble as he collected two match points at 5-3. A well-struck, cross-court backhand sealed the win for our champ in 66 minutes.

Roger will meet France's Florent Serra (ATP 61) in the third round of play. The two have never met before on the Tour.

 

 
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03/30/2010 | 05:46 AM
Great!!!
03/29/2010 | 11:22 PM
Dear Roger

Just got the results from today's match against
Serra....i have no nails left and my poor heart is skipping a beat!!! but you won...Gloria!!!

Let me be the first one to congratulate you...
I didn't see the match, only the live scores, b
03/29/2010 | 11:11 PM
Dear Roger
Congratulations! This was a difficult match, but you showed you majestic talent and tennis skill! Some shot were unforgettable! You were not concentrated enough, but it doesn't matter. You won, that is only thing that is important.
Keep calm
03/29/2010 | 11:10 PM
FELICIDADES ROOOOOOO GRACIAS Y EXITOS EN EL PROXIMO ENCUENTRO. BESOS ROSI DE ARGENTINA
03/29/2010 | 10:46 PM
amazing play Roger with uncountable many beautiful shots,amazing ones.congratulate, strongly beautiful play.
03/29/2010 | 10:29 PM
What the hell Roger this guy is nothing
03/29/2010 | 10:10 PM
Be-au-ti-ful!!! Magic tennis!! Uhuui!! :) :)
03/29/2010 | 10:08 PM
amazing.tons of them.of amazing shots.
03/29/2010 | 09:53 PM
beautifully done,stay calm Roger!
03/29/2010 | 09:46 PM
I love his orange t-shirt!!...
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