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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 | 08:48 PM
A.Clement is your next rival.
Can you beat him in 3 sets or another drama?
06/23/2010 | 08:47 PM
ISNER AND MAHUT ,

I BET IF EACH ONE OF THESE GUYS EATS 3 BUCKETS OF CHOCOLATE CHIP ICE CREAM TONIGHT , THEY'LL BURN THEM OFF !!!!!
06/23/2010 | 08:47 PM
Dear Roger
I had cancelled everything this afternoon to stay home and watch the game...ESPN held on to the
interminable Isner v. Mahu match which is still going on after 7!/2 hrs....so i switched to the
internet and agonized and prayed .But like a
mi
06/23/2010 | 08:44 PM
AND THINKING THAT ISNER GUY IS
ON THE SIDE OF FEDERER SO IF HE WINS
AN OTHER SERVICE CANON TO PLAY
AGAINST.
06/23/2010 | 08:42 PM
OH YES GOOD LUCK FOR THE NEXT MATCH AND I REALLY WANT TO SEE YOU HOLDING THE TROPHY AGAIN.

Susan xx
06/23/2010 | 08:41 PM
Roger,
Congratulations.Good luck to next.
I love you, roger.
06/23/2010 | 08:41 PM
Isner vs Mahut....The craziest match If I ever seen :-)) Referee must stop the game,because this is dangerous! :-)
06/23/2010 | 08:40 PM
Dear Roger
Thank you, thank you dearest Roger. Congratulations, you are a true Champion! Waiting for your almost unknown opponent to leave the court together you showed how the greatest players should behave on and off the court.
No wonder, you are Rog
06/23/2010 | 08:40 PM
Great Win Roger, how you keep your cool when you have to put up with such gamesmanship is beyond me but that is why you are the greatest, I really don't think the noises made by Bozoljac were necessary and he certainly strutted round like a peacock even h
06/23/2010 | 08:39 PM
REGARDING THE ISNER-MAHUT MATCH , SOMEONE REALLY SHOULD PUT SOME PARAMEDICS ON COURT , ONE OR BOTH OF THESE GUYS MAY COLLAPSE EVENTUALLY !!!!