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Eleventh final in Basel!

25.10.2014 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger has made it through to the final in his home town Basel for an eleventh time. He defeated Ivo Karlovic (ATP 31) 7-6(8), 3-6, 6-3.

As expected Roger had to admit quite a few aces - 33 in total. Both players held serve in the opening set and it was eventually Roger who secured the tie-break 10:8. Karlovic managed the first break of the match in the second set to take a 5-3 lead and then easily serve out the set. Roger went on to score the next break to take the score to 3-1 and eventually celebrate his spot in the final after holding serve all the way.

Roger will play tomorrow's final - the 123rd of his career - against David Goffin (ATP 28). The two have only met once so far, in Roland Garros two years ago; Roger won the encounter in four sets.

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10/25/2014 | 10:03 PM
Congrats Roger on a tough win!!! You have won 21 of your last 22 matches and are looking your regal self again. Wishing you all the luck tomorrow in the final!!!
10/25/2014 | 10:00 PM
Hi Roger a great match today against a very good player with a strong serve. I think Goffin could also be a handful tomorrow as he is in top form and has more variety to his game. /am sure you can succeed though - let the force be with you!!

best wishes to you and your family,

10/25/2014 | 09:43 PM
You got a lot of patience in match with no so much game to win.Great.Good luck in the final Roger.
10/25/2014 | 09:22 PM
I like Goffin, he has a calm reserved composure on court - at bit like our ROGER, whom he admires. He is also an elegant moving perfectionist, also a bit like our great champ. I have not seen him smile much - somewhat after a win of course. But mostly Roger does not either on court. His will is consistent, and he made a huge advance in rankings. I think he might be a bit stronger mentally than Dmitrov. STILL, ROGER, YOU ARE MY NUMBER ONE, ALWAYS! SO HAPPY YOU TO PLAY THE FINAL, ENJOY!
10/25/2014 | 09:14 PM
Dear Roger
Congratulations! You did it! You defeated the giant, whose serve is really strong!
I hope you can save some strength for the finals to win one more trophy! Your young opponent is not as tired, but you are better!
Wish you all the best and good luck dearest Roger!
Go, Roger, goooooooooooooo!
Love, Mimi
10/25/2014 | 09:09 PM
YES!!! Champ, take the title. You can, allezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
10/25/2014 | 09:07 PM
The win over Dimitrov had already been a well passed test.
The win over Karlovic is a proof of your incomparable Talent.

The match was scary but not beautiful... his fault! not yours!
His aces were incommesurable but that's not the tennis I like.
Good that you didn't get more frustrated than bearable for the situation.

You are king of kings, lord of lords!

a very impressed RFan
10/25/2014 | 09:06 PM
Dear Roger:

Congratulations !!! peRFection !!!

Beautiful numbers 123rd. FINAL in your career !!!

You deserve to win the trophy as always !!! MAESTRO !!

You are always a WINNER, come on Roger, bring us another TREAT
to all your fans all over the WORLD !!!
Once again the WORLD will STOP - watching you !!! WE will routing for you !
BASEL is yours - you are the SUPER-CHAMP, with your lovely HOMETOWN
crowd, cheering for you !!!

Love you forever !!!

GOD bless you !!!
10/25/2014 | 09:03 PM
I will complain too :)
10/25/2014 | 09:03 PM
Well done Fancyfree...just reading the Murray news at the end there's a sentence about Roger's win today.

Really Appalling!!
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