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Rojer Celebrates 200th Match Win

Toronto, Canada

Jean-Julien Rojer reached a milestone on Tuesday at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, recording his 200th match win as he teamed up with Horia Tecau to defeat Feliciano Lopez and Jurgen Melzer 6-4, 6-4.

“It felt good, I honestly didn’t know until I got off the court,” admitted Rojer. “It feels nice. I was obviously only concerned about winning this match after a long week last week. That’s never easy.”

Rojer and Tecau won the Citi Open on Sunday, their second title in their past three tournaments, and their fifth title of the season overall. They came into Toronto at No. 7 in the Emirates ATP Doubles Team Rankings.

“Luckily for me, I’ve had great partners along the way and I’ve enjoyed my time with each and everyone one of them, and they helped me to reach 200 wins,” said Rojer.

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Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi began their campaign with a 2-6, 6-3, 10-4 win over Australian Open finalists Eric Butorac and Raven Klaasen. The British-Australian duo of Jamie Murray and John Peers also advanced, defeating Treat Huey and Dominic Inglot 7-6(2), 4-6, 10-2.

Marin Cilic and Santiago Gonzalez will face top seeds and four-time champions Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan after defeating the wild card Canadian duo of Frank Dancevic and Adil Shamasdin 6-4, 7-6(6).

Meanwhile, Spaniards David Ferrer and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez will confront No. 2 seeds and defending champions Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares. Ferrer and Garcia-Lopez prevailed against Robert Lindstedt and Marcin Matkowski 6-2, 1-6, 13-11.

Canadian Vasek Pospisil withdrew prior to his doubles match with a right leg injury, giving Frenchmen Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga a walkover into the second round. Pospisil and partner Jack Sock are undefeated as a duo, following their triumphs at Wimbledon and the BB&T Atlanta Open. 

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