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Roger storms through

01.11.2010 | Tennis, Starseite 2

Roger successfully started his bid for a record fourth title at the Swiss Indoors in his home town Basel today. He defeated Alexander Dolgopolov 6-4 5-2, as the Ukrainian had to retire.

Roger took a 4-3 lead in the opening set as he converted the first of three break points. Dolgopolov had served strong in the first set, but the danger was reduced in the second set as a wayward forehand gave Roger an early advantage after a double-fault. Roger raced even further, taking a 5-2 lead and served for the match. As Dolgopolov was sprinting up to the net, he hurt his right ankle as he stretched to reach a drop shot.

Roger is looking to regain the title in his hometown after losing in last year's final against Novak Djokovic. He has previously won the title three times.

Roger will play either Denis Istomin (ATP 43) or Janko Tipsarevic (ATP 46) on Wednesday.

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11/04/2010 | 07:14 PM
I was there! It was FANTASTIC!
Go and win your fourth title!!!
11/03/2010 | 07:52 PM
Hurrah! :) Congratulations!!!
11/03/2010 | 07:05 PM
I finally managed to figure out how to comment thanks to dutchlady xx
11/03/2010 | 07:03 PM
Finally I figured the website out!!! Can't wait to watch you soon xx
11/03/2010 | 05:08 PM
Well done,Rogi:)
I wish you all the best in the next round:)
I will always support you and you will stay in my heart forever:)
I love your tennis and you,too:)
I am your fan and I will still with you:)
COME ON,Rogi:)
I send you sweet greeting from Slovakia:)
11/03/2010 | 01:16 PM
Great Roger . Best lucks next round .
11/03/2010 | 01:03 PM
A shame it had to end like that - I hope he isn't badly hurt. But a great start, and best of luck for the next round!
11/03/2010 | 12:57 PM
Great tennis, Roger!
Good luck today!
You are the best!!!
11/03/2010 | 11:26 AM
good luck Roger!
11/03/2010 | 04:43 AM
Viel Gluck Roger vs Janko today
Dance as only you know how. Allez-hop!
Tango him and beautifully Trample all his toes:D
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