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Fifth title in Basel

06.11.2011 | Tennis, Starseite 3

Roger captured a record fifth title in his hometown Basel today, defeating Kei Nishikori 6-1, 6-3.

"It's great to win at home again," said Roger. "Kei put up a good fight,. I've known ever since I hit with him as a teenager that he could have a good future. He's had some injuries but he's playing well now. It was a good match and I'm very happy for the win."

Nishikori started strong on his own serve but Roger broke with three winners. He then dropped just one point in the opening set. Roger also raced through the second set and though Nishikori had come from a set down against Djokovic, our champ did not give him a chance of a comeback. He closed the match with his first matchball after one hour and 22 minutes.

Roger will now head to Paris for the last event of the ATP season -  the Masters 1000 in Paris-Bercy. After one week off, the ATP finals in London will end this year's season. 

 
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11/07/2011 | 05:56 PM
Congrats Roger for the win in your hometown tournament! You made many brilliant shots and I enjoyed watching the final :)
I was so happy that you praised Kei at the awards ceremony. Thanks, champ!

I hope you'll play healthily and enjoy your tennis.
GOOD LUCK!!
11/07/2011 | 05:47 PM
Congratulations Roger!

Go for Paris. You can Do It!
11/07/2011 | 05:45 PM
Your match was so enjoyable as usual. You appeared to be physically as fit as your 21-year-old opponent. I could tell how proud the Swiss people were at the stadium of their most loved son! Look forward to seeing you in Paris!
11/07/2011 | 05:25 PM
Congratulations on your triumph, Roger.I'm really overwhelmed by your fifth title in Basel.Now I'm looking forward to seeing your upcoming matches in Paris and London.All the best.Good luck!
11/07/2011 | 05:21 PM
Well done, Roger! Congratulations!
First time I see you winning after reading your biography by René Stauffer.
New fan from Brazil.
Best for you and for all fans here on official site!
"Come on!"
11/07/2011 | 05:07 PM
Congratulations Roger!

Go for Paris. You can Do It!

Best For All


Pollerer
11/07/2011 | 04:58 PM
Well done, Roger. All the best for Paris and London. xx
11/07/2011 | 04:52 PM
Congrats!!!! Love u Rogi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11/07/2011 | 04:04 PM
Great! Loved watching you play again this week, been missing you these past weeks, along with all of your other admirers. Glad you're back and playing wonderfully! Keep it up for Paris and London! Love to see you holding up trophies!

Cheering for you all the way every time!
11/07/2011 | 04:02 PM
Congratulations Roger!