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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 | 10:35 AM
Dear Roger, I wish you good luck today against Serra. Hope there will be no worries and you'll smoothly go on to reach the next round.

God bless you.
03/29/2010 | 08:05 AM
Well done Roger...
Go for next round!
03/29/2010 | 07:45 AM
Great, my champ, good luck against Serra!
Love you...
03/29/2010 | 07:31 AM
A loose match but done with Swiss precision :) Good luck against Serra!
03/29/2010 | 06:05 AM
Congrats Roger! and God bless you!

lovelots
03/29/2010 | 06:03 AM
dear congrats and all the best from Bhutan...
03/29/2010 | 05:27 AM
CONGRATS!! i saw the match and it was awesome and simply LOVED IT!! it was interesting to see you wearing orange it looked great on u. best of luck for 3rd round!! GO ROGER!!
03/29/2010 | 04:32 AM
Hello Roger,

Congratulations on your win against Nicolas. Your serve was strong while it took a bit of time for you to find your forehand. Not surprising since your recovery.

Hope you continue to focus on each point as you did at the Australian and
03/29/2010 | 04:15 AM
Hey Rog,
Good start. Wish it would have been on TV. Maybe the next match will be. Hope so.
GO FOR IT (Well, you always do).
Fraze
03/29/2010 | 04:10 AM
a great start, keep going, and best wishes in this tournament, I know you are going to get the goals you have set for this tournament, and the ones to come, right now, just get this one right, you are our champ!!! we are sure you will have