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First final 2011!

07.01.2011 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger is through to his first final of 2011! He defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 7-6(2) at the Qatar Open today.

"I started very well. The break in the first set was, of course, very important," Roger said. "I had a few problems in the second set, but my serve always kept me in the match. It was a great match all in all. I feel good and am looking forward to the final."

Roger looked untroubled as he brought home the first set after just 25 minutes. He only dropped four points on his own serve in the opener and broke Tsonga once to take the lead. Tsonga rallied in the second which ended in a tie-break - and Roger once again thrived under pressure to book his spot in the final.

Roger is seeking his third title in Doha after 2005 and 2006 and will play Nikolay Davydenko in the final.

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01/08/2011 | 08:13 AM
i made a mistake. this was tweener #4. djokovic USO 09, dabul USO 10, isner shanghai 10, now schroorel doha 11. roger was playing fantastic in all the other tourneys and inexplicably lost in 2 finals and a semifinal. i love to watch the tweener so i don't want to see it as a bad omen. so come on roger, make me look like an idiot. a superstitious idiot, please. it would really make me happy.
01/08/2011 | 07:50 AM
Good luck Roger in the final, I´ll be rooting for you!!!
01/08/2011 | 07:29 AM
congo champ..!!
m 100% sure u will win..
my prayers r always with u
good luck
love uuuuu
01/08/2011 | 07:00 AM
reading some the earlier posts was very funny. i am not superstitious, but if roger loses the final after playing so great all tournament, i am going to have to look at the fantastic tweener as a bad omen that the trophy is in jeopardy. lol. this will be the 3rd time it will have happened. but let's not go there, yet. i will keep my fingers crossed. i will think of this as like the WTF final. not like USO 09 final or USO 10 sf. (i'm still not over that one). let us all pray #67. lol.
01/08/2011 | 06:53 AM
Good luck for the final against Davydenko.
01/08/2011 | 06:23 AM
Congratulations for reaching the final at the start of the year.... Good Luck today against Davydenko.
01/08/2011 | 05:21 AM
Wonderful game, strategy, execution, Roger! and your shotmaking! Wish you great good luck against the "ailing" Spaniard who nevertheless managed to play in the doubles quite well, I see. His defeat is not dwelled on in the ATP site, instead, it's his "reliability index" is discussed. Davydenko is wiry, quick, and can surprise. You know what to do: but AO is really important, too!
01/08/2011 | 05:04 AM
Just peRFect, Roger!
First 2011 ATP Title is ... very close :)
Good luck in the final my CHAMP!
01/08/2011 | 04:45 AM

01/08/2011 | 04:25 AM
Hi Roger,

Good Luck for the start of the year. I knew you can make it. Go Roger, Go Roger.