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Roger defeats Ferrer

22.11.2010 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger got off to a great start at the ATP World Tour Finals in London, defeating David Ferrer 6-1, 6-4 in his first match at the season-ending event.

 

"I'm really happy the way I was able to get out of the first match here," Roger said. "Looking at the scoreline, it doesn't reflect how tough it was. Usually 6-1, 6-4 kind of matches take an hour of play. Here, it took one hour 25 minutes I think."

Roger wasted no time and opened up a 4-0 lead in the first set. But it did not take long for Ferrer to fight back and score a break himself. But Roger simply increased the level of play and broke again in a marathon sixth game, which included six deuces, before serving out the set.
The second set was another tough run, with Roger managing to break away with a 3-2 lead. Ferrer earned himself several break points until the end of the set - three alone upon Roger's final serve at 5-4 - but was not able to convert any of them as Roger kept his poise and finally clinched the win with an ace.

Roger will now face Britain’s Andy Murray at the round-robin tournament on Tuesday. Murray defeated Robin Söderling 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday.

 
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11/23/2010 | 11:43 AM
Congratulations for your win, my great champion and good luck for next match!!!!!
Kiss
Fiammetta
11/23/2010 | 10:39 AM
congrats
we all r with you
go beat all of them and get the trophy
11/23/2010 | 10:35 AM
Thank you, Roger, and congratulations for the great match, and for your award. You deserve ALL the awards, but we can nothing against politics, unfortunately.

God bless you, our boy, and onwards today against Murray.
11/23/2010 | 09:20 AM
Our heart with you today Roger
defeat them all

Murray today is on his land
ignore all these things and be yourself
you are the best and always no 1

Love you
Hala
Syria
11/23/2010 | 08:52 AM
Well done, Roger!
Next Murray ... go and get him, CHAMP!
You can do it, Roger!
11/23/2010 | 08:36 AM
Congrats, Roger. And good luck in the next match.
11/23/2010 | 06:13 AM
Good luck today.
11/23/2010 | 05:41 AM
All the best Champ! Remember when you are on a roll, you are invincible. Stay mentally fresh and positive. Steamroll AM in straight sets. I know you can do it. More after your victory tomorrow.
11/23/2010 | 05:16 AM
Amazing match and very nice outfit.Please beat Murray tomorrow, one step more to the title. I´ll be cheering for you.COME ON ROGER!!!
11/23/2010 | 05:00 AM
Congrat. Awesome victory. Keep moving on, Roger.

Murray is so good in defensive. But I do believe in you + Paul will prepare superb game plans to oust him tonight. Rock him endlessly with your precisely serves and overpower him with your powerful & flawless kind of tennis. Attack him hard to win the first set and so on. Keep calm & focus. Meditation briefly will refresh your mentality and energy.

Let rock the O2 this year and be the Champ of all the best ones, Roger.
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