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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 | 09:32 PM
I think so Mahut is playing wimbledon for the first time.. He is a qualifier... Both are playing incredible tennis... Hats off to both players...
06/23/2010 | 09:31 PM
They are not going to want to serve ever again in their lives at this rate
06/23/2010 | 09:31 PM
***Fedfanfreak and jennoco***
I completely agree with everything you said. I could sing every word, you are more than right. It's wonder how some players do not behave themselves, and Roger showed his greatness! Nobody can be compared to our Champion, ou
06/23/2010 | 09:29 PM
ISNER AND MAHUT ,

JOHN ISNER IS STARTING TO LOOK LIKE FRANKENSTEIN !!!!!!!!!!!
06/23/2010 | 09:27 PM
ISNER AND MAHUT ,

THIS 5TH SET PUTS FED-RODDICK'S FIFTH SET TO SHAME !!!!!!!!!!!!!
06/23/2010 | 09:25 PM
@boting

Isner is on Nadal's side and was my pick with soderling to give him a hard time but not after this marathon. It's shame to see either guy lose.
06/23/2010 | 09:17 PM
ISNER AND MAHUT ,

I BET ANYONE COULD GET MARRIED , AND EVEN HAVE KIDS , AND STILL THAT MATCH WOULDN'T BE OVER !!!!!!!!!
06/23/2010 | 09:16 PM
ISNER AND MAHUT ,

GOOD THING THE UMPIRE AND LINESMEN HAVEN'T FAINTED YET !!!!!!!!!
06/23/2010 | 09:14 PM
ISNER AND MAHUT ,

I SWEAR WHENEVER THE UMPIRE ANNOUNCES THE SCORE I CRACK UP , 52 GAMES ALL !!!!!

LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!
06/23/2010 | 09:13 PM
wwwwwwwwwwwwwwooowwwwwwwwwwww congratulations rog, u are the champion, please come on , and won the 7th title in wimbldon.
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