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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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11/01/2010 | 09:42 PM
Congrats Roger. Missed the match but glad your through
11/01/2010 | 09:37 PM
great job roger!a very bad day for alexandr tho,to get an injury 3 points before the match is so unlucky.
BTW guys roger needs our votes at
lets help out Roger!ask all your friends to help:D
11/01/2010 | 09:36 PM
What a great match Rog!!! You were superb tonight MashAllah!!! Pity that Dolgopolov had to retire in such circumstances!!! He was playing so nice!
Very tough opponents ahead... Hope the draw proves easier to you!!!
Good Luck for the next round!

InshAllah you'll come through just like you did last week in Stockholm!!!

Get your 65th title here Rogie!!!

Go for it Rog!!!

With lots of love and prayers,
11/01/2010 | 09:35 PM
Nice game for start.Good to see you back on court.Good luck in the next round Roger.
11/01/2010 | 09:35 PM
Well played!Good Luck in the next round.Best wishes.
11/01/2010 | 09:32 PM
Good luck to next round, my champ, believe you win this year
11/01/2010 | 09:24 PM
well done roger!

I hope alexander is fine, i could not see the match but was following the scores and thought was strange he retired playing the last game...poor guy, hope is something small.

I think is going to be istomin next hehe...dont know why, i just feel it...

good luck roger, and this time the title will stay home, am sure :)
11/01/2010 | 09:24 PM
Nice performance for today champ keep up the good work u can cruise past any opponent
11/01/2010 | 09:20 PM
Come On Roger...yes..good serve
11/01/2010 | 09:19 PM
Well Done 2day Champ ur the greatest ever
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