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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 | 03:35 AM
great job roger! good luck against davy tomorrow. poor davy, they won't give him full credit for his win vs nadal. they have that fever and medical timeout posted even on espn with the score. nadal was so sick he had to run right out and win a doubles match to make himself feel better. i love it! anyway, win or lose tomorrow, i will be cheering for you at AO. love you.
01/08/2011 | 03:32 AM
Roger, thank you for great Sf.
Good luck tomorrow!!!
01/08/2011 | 03:21 AM
Bravo Roger ! Great job! Thank you.
Be strong and ferocious tomorrow and... fiercely determined to get that trophy.
You know you can do it.
Love you always my Champion.
Thank you for the lovely picture I received today. It's always a huge thrill.
God bless you and your whole family.
01/08/2011 | 03:03 AM
Good luck Roger, your such a Great player. LEt' go Roger Wrap it up! Bring home the Bacon and lets play at AO to win it all!
God Bless Roger
Do your best later :)
01/08/2011 | 02:56 AM
You little ripper! Another win. Fantastic! All the very best for the final, Roger.
Can't wait to see you play at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. Counting the days!
01/08/2011 | 02:43 AM
GREAT MATCH, ROGER!! This is a great confidence boost for Australia!! Best of luck in tomorrow's match against davydenko!!
01/08/2011 | 02:21 AM
Hello Roger
Oh what a wonderful match, even more so that you won. 1st of many finals [we hope] for 2011.Heartiest congratulations.
We like Jo-Wilfriend very much and look forward to welcomoing & seeing you both in 'down under' next week.
You are playing very very well,Roger and wish you all of the very best in the finals.
Kindest regards
01/08/2011 | 02:14 AM
Great match, Roger! Good luck in the final against Davydenko!
01/08/2011 | 02:11 AM
Great match against Tsonga. You proved that you are back in shape and will win every tournament you play. Good luck in the finals!
01/08/2011 | 01:33 AM
Well done again! Best of luck against Davydenko!