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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 | 08:54 PM
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06/23/2010 | 08:54 PM
ISNER AND MAHUT ,

THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH , WILL BE AS STIFF AS A ROCK THE NEXT DAY , AND MAY NOT MAKE IT THROUGH THE FIRST SET IN HIS NEXT MATCH !!!!

I SUGGEST THE UMPIRE SAY :

" LADIES AND GENTLEMEN , PLEASE GO HOME , HAVE A GOOD NIGHTS SLEE
06/23/2010 | 08:53 PM
Boting,

I was trying to double check but I think Isner is on the Spaniard N side of the draw.
06/23/2010 | 08:52 PM
****modesti ***

Fed said he knows what he can expect
from Clement so he will be prepaired.
06/23/2010 | 08:51 PM
ISNER AND MAHUT ,

APPROACHING 100 GAMES IN THE FIFTH SET , THIS IS INSAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
06/23/2010 | 08:50 PM
Well they breally are gunning for you this year! Another great win and next up Clement so best of luck.

Love

Dot
06/23/2010 | 08:50 PM
ISNER AND MAHUT ,

THEY SHOULD BE CONNECTED TO GLUCOSE DRIPS DURING THE CHANGEOVERS !!!!!!
06/23/2010 | 08:50 PM
@theluckyfed

I think they should! poor both of those guys but maybe even more so the winner so has to go out and play on Friday. Imagine the soreness after today!
06/23/2010 | 08:50 PM
Well done Roger... Keep going...
On ISNER vs MAHUT match, its unbelievable... Both are crazy.. They are firing Aces....
06/23/2010 | 08:48 PM
ISNER AND MAHUT ,

LOOKS LIKE THE SCOREBOARD IS GONNA RUN OUT OF SPACES FOR NUMBERS !!!!!!!!!!