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Roger survives shock

21.06.2010 | Tennis

Six-time champion Roger came back from the brink of a dramatic first-round exit at Wimbledon on Monday, recovering from two sets down to beat Colombia's Alejandro Falla 5-7, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(1), 6-0.


Roger who is bidding for a record-equalling seventh men’s singles title, was staring down the barrel as the south American world number 60 served for the match at 5-4 in the fourth set after producing a spellbinding display of baseline power and volleying guile.


But the Swiss top seed, who also recovered from 4-4 0-40 on his serve in the third set, finally found his game after being made to look second best for much of the match before a disbelieving Centre Court crowd. He wrapped up the fourth set tiebreak 7-1 and ran through in double quick time.


He admitted that he had been very fortunate to avoid going out against an inspired opponent. "I definitely got a bit lucky today, this is a match I should have lost and he played incredible" said Roger right after the match.


His next opponent will be Serbia's Ilija Bozoljac (ATP 152).

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06/26/2010 | 12:27 PM
Wish u luck and do you best my hero ><
06/26/2010 | 10:05 AM
I thought you'd brush past Falla, but I guess he can't be taken for granted. He had nothing to lose. Anyway, whatever the score, a win is a win. You are a true champion, Roger. Congratulations! Kavya Bharat
06/26/2010 | 03:41 AM
06/24/2010 | 02:02 AM
Well done, Roger - you stepped up when you had to - when the going got tough, you got going.

- and that's exactly the right performance to strengthen you further - you will only get stronger and stronger.

Keep on focusing :-)

06/24/2010 | 01:03 AM
Roger lost 3 games to Clement in 1999and 2000
when he was 18 ??? I wouln't worry about it...
PLEASE lets be positive. Thats what Roger needs
from his fans.
As Roger said today, the early rounds are becoming more and more difficult. Witness the other
06/23/2010 | 11:45 PM
Next match with Clement

Roger struggled with him in Estroil several weeks back, even faced set point before wining in tie break the 1st set. He always struggles with Clement, 3-4 yrs older to him. Hv lost to him 3 times during the 1999 / 2000 slots.

06/23/2010 | 11:36 PM
congratulation swwwwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetyyyyyyyyyyyyy
06/23/2010 | 11:26 PM
whoa Mahut and Isner? never heard a tennis player play about 10hours? truely they got real energy huh? goodluck to them both tomorrow:)
06/23/2010 | 11:23 PM
i got the feeling you gotta won today but, i dont expect you`re going to lost a set, well you survive we all hoping you`re going to reach the final and get once more that trophy Goodluck again tsamp.rest and save your energy.
06/23/2010 | 11:03 PM
Hi Everyone!!

YES!!! Roger survived another shock
I hope this makes him stronger.

God Job!!!

It is most impressive now the NICOLAS MAHUT - JOHN ISNER Match.


I like Mahut

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