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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 | 12:47 AM
I don't think folks at ATP tv mission control liked my comments about the cheat at all during the match today so they blocked my comments. Is it true that uncle foni was giving signals today? Cuz I noticed he was in the front row, not quite in the dark as I had hoped. Why don't the authorities pick up on this?
11/23/2010 | 12:37 AM
Choker-TB needs 2 win 'cuz he has NOT won anything since he beats Roger (WIMBLY), i.e. he has WIMPED OUT as he gotten himself WIPED OUT...

If he can't up his game against RN, then both he-n-A-ROD should just quit-n-hang-their-heads-n-go-home...

If u can't do it here, via hardcourt, then u're NOT up to the task @ BESTING WN1, then why are u really here?

I'm really hopin' that djoker will at least avenge his USO loss, even if choker-TB can't avenge his Wimbly loss...

LET'S WIN 2MORROW,
11/23/2010 | 12:30 AM
"Nadal gets more dangerous as rounds go by...". May not happen for all the tournaments but may be true for Wimbledon. He did fare well in 2007 RR matches except loss to Ferrer. If Berdych downs him (less likely) then things get interesting.
11/23/2010 | 12:30 AM
c'monnn, champ....PLS. PUT THE PRESSURE BACK INTO YOUR GAMES, esp. AGAINST THAT WOLFMAN ALREADY!

He's feeling NO PRESSURE playing u, and this means that HE THINKS IT'S A CAKEWALK, and U GOTTA STOP GIFT-GIVING HIM BY PLAYING YOUR OWN GAMES, NOT LETTING HIM PIN U TO THE BACKHAND BY GOING FOR IT DOWN THE LINE, AND TAKE IT TO SHUTTING HIM DOWN ALREADY....

Let's go, champ!! ONCE U DO GET PAST WOLFMAN, THE ROAD TO 5TH TROPHY W/B ALL YOURS.... ❤❤❤❤❤
11/23/2010 | 12:08 AM
Hope AR plays the next two better and come up with good results. I'd like to see him also in the Semis along with our Champ. But he needs to play real hard to achieve that. He can't afford repeating today's mistakes.
11/23/2010 | 12:04 AM
They are absolutely right. Nadal gets more dangerous as rounds go by. Andy could have EASILY beaten him tonight in straight sets, but he did not have the BELIEF when he was one set and one break ahead in the 2nd set. Typical win for Nadal. He does not have the talent or skill set of Murray, Gasquet, and even the likes of Gulbis or Berdych, the choker (and I don't even want to compare him with Roger); however, he is TENACIOUS. You should assume he wins even when he is 0-6, 0-5 behind!
11/23/2010 | 12:01 AM
Andy had the match in the palm of his hand, up a set and a break and he gave it away. I'm sure he's crying in his locker room right now.
11/22/2010 | 11:57 PM
To even say that Nadal won instead of Andy lost is silly. Look at the stats almost all in favour of andy. He literally gave it away to Nadal. Now he unfortunately becomes dangerous.
11/22/2010 | 11:52 PM
The commentator said, after Rafa won, that he has gotten off to the best possible start. Did I hear that right? It took him 3 sets and the last 2 were pretty darn close. Djokovic is sitting comfortably at the top of the group.