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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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03/29/2010 | 12:34 PM
Good luck today!I am waiting for your good performance~~~
03/29/2010 | 12:34 PM
Great job champion!
Go on and good luck in your next match.
Wish you the best!!!
:) <3
03/29/2010 | 12:13 PM
good backhand
03/29/2010 | 12:11 PM
Excellent Roger!!!
Good Luck against Florent...
03/29/2010 | 12:10 PM
Dear Roger
I wish you good time and great success today. Serra will do his best, but you are better player. Just keep calm and cool, play as better as you can and win! I feel you'll win, but I'll anyway pray for you!!!!!! I'm looking for your beautiful s
03/29/2010 | 11:15 AM
Hi!Roger,
Congratulations on your win!!Keep going well and good luck against Serra!
03/29/2010 | 11:10 AM
our champion! good luck!
03/29/2010 | 11:02 AM
Congratulations Roger. I totally believe that you can always positive, marvelous, and skillful in every tennis match. Keep on Roger-like in the third round of play. You will win the title of Sony Ericsson Open 2010 in Miami.
03/29/2010 | 10:49 AM
*P.7 Macbeth *

What you have said is so true, that's what exactly what we ask from Roger ! He'll understand, we fans just want to see him happy, healthy and continue to play tennis as long as possible ! He is not only working hard for himself, but als
03/29/2010 | 10:37 AM
Hello, everybody!
For the last month I've been unnable to acceed an internet conection, but finally got it!
I missed getting in touch with fans's comments, and I'm a bit out of tennis news, but I know Roger will play today, so good luck, hope he can win
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