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ATP-Ranking
u16
Won : Lost
9:7
Tournaments played
8
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0
 

History|1996

The young Roger continues to make progress and wins two national junior titles. In the meantime he has adjusted well to life in Ecublens and his French has improved as well.


Roger settles well into his new home in Ecublens in French-speaking Switzerland. This is also aided by his mate, Yves Allegro, a Valasian, 3 years older than Roger. He spends a lot of time with Roger, following his sporting progress with interest.

Roger becomes the Swiss Junior Champion in winter as well as in summer in the category for 16-year olds. He furthermore wins the Swiss Club Championship with his Old Boys Tennis Club. His friend, Reto Staubli, is also part of his team and will later accompany him on the professional tennis circuit. His junior coach, Peter Carter, is in the team as well and will later train Roger again from 1997 to 1999.

Roger endes the year as the number 86 in Switzerland, thus becoming a member of the A league of Swiss Tennis.