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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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06/23/2010 | 09:47 PM
Winning is the most important!
Victory is the maximum power!!

Go roger!!
06/23/2010 | 09:47 PM
luck?..no..that was a great comeback from a world champ! Good work, Roger. Best going forward..already know you won today!
06/23/2010 | 09:45 PM
ISNER AND MAHUT ,

OK , I'M NOT GONNA COMMENT ON THIS MATCH ANYMORE , THIS MATCH IS BIGGER THAN ANY WORDS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
06/23/2010 | 09:41 PM
The guy Roger played today :

Current ATP rank - 152

In 2010, before playing Wimbledon 1st round, he had played only ONE match and hd lost in that !
In his entire career, he is 9/12, won 9 and lost 12
He is 4 yrs younger to Roger by age - not very
06/23/2010 | 09:38 PM
ISNER AND MAHUT ,

THIS MATCH IS GONNA FINISH ON FINAL DAY , THE NEXT OPPONENT WILL PLAY SOMEONE ELSE IN THE DRAW , JUST JOKING !!!!!!!!!!!!
06/23/2010 | 09:37 PM
ISNER AND MAHUT ,

I BET THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH WILL BE SO UNBELIEVABLY FREAKIN ECSTATIC THAT HE MIGHT TAKE HIS CLOTHES OFF , SO BEWARE !!!!!!!!!!
06/23/2010 | 09:37 PM
ISNER AND MAHUT ,

110 GAMES AND COUNTING !!!!!!!!!!!!!
06/23/2010 | 09:36 PM
John Isner asleep soon :-)
06/23/2010 | 09:35 PM
ISNER AND MAHUT ,

COME ON MATCH , SOMEONE HAND ONE OF THESE GUYS ONE OF THOSE STRAWBERRY AND CREAM TREATS YOU'RE HAVING BEFORE THAY DROP DEAD !!!!!!!!!!!
06/23/2010 | 09:33 PM
ISNER AND MAHUT ,

IMAGINE THIS MATCH BEING PLAYED ON CENTRE COURT WITH THE ROOF , THEY WOULD HAVE CLOSED THE ROOF , TURNED ON THE AC AND FLOODLIGHTS , AND THE MATCH WOULD HAVE CARRIED ON , LIKE LIONEL RICHIE SAYS , ALL NIGHT LONG !!!!!!!!!!
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