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Roger makes winning start

20.11.2011 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (ATP 6) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 in the opening match of the ATP World Tour Finals today.

“He served fantastic, it was really hard to control the rallies from the baseline,” Roger said. “I’m happy to get off to a good start.”

Roger showed a strong performance in the first set, overpowering Tsonga and taking the set in 21 minutes thanks to two breaks. Tsonga's tactic to take quite some risk in the second set worked out well - it was the Frenchman who booked two breaks to level in sets.
In the final set, the two showed brilliant tennis and held serve until Tsonga fell back 0:40 in his final service game. Roger won the match with a backhand passing shot on his second match point to reach victory nr. 60 of the season.

On Tuesday, Roger will meet the winner of today's match between Rafael Nadal and Mardy Fish.

 
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11/22/2011 | 05:36 PM
Where Roger Federer is concerned we know that beauty exists without question. However, it is his TENNIS that defeats the opponent. He just looks so good doing it, doesn't he? I know! : D LOL I LOVE the BEAUTY AND THE TENNIS that is ROGER FEDERER!
11/22/2011 | 05:15 PM
Dearest Roger,

May beauty prevail on the court tonight! May all the tennis gods and guardian angels protect you. May you be light on foot and strong as a lion king!

Always,
Keiko
11/22/2011 | 05:06 PM
All the best Roger for today´s match, you CAN DO IT GO ROGER!!!
11/22/2011 | 04:55 PM
"You´re sooooooooo much better than him!!!!!!!!!!!" I said this somewhere MANY years ago! LOL

I'm certain that Roger Federer knows this and will "bring it"! : D
11/22/2011 | 03:21 PM
Go go gO Roger
keep going
i love you
xxx
11/22/2011 | 03:19 PM
My dearest, there´s one thing about you that I´ll never get it: 8-17???????????? You´re sooooooooo much better than him!!!!!!!!!!! Please, let´s start tonight bringing this difference down!!!! Nobody has an explanation for this. Will be chearing, of course!!!!!!! Love you
11/22/2011 | 03:02 PM
Go Roger Go! You can do it against Rafa I am sure. Do keep ypur concentration high though as in the second set against Tsonga your level seemed to drop a bit as the first set was straightforward for you! It seemed to me that you inadvertently let Tsonga back into the match in the second set. I may be wrong here but Rafa is a different opponent as you know!

Rooting for you

Mike
11/22/2011 | 03:00 PM
Dear Roger-san,

I am confident that you will WIN World Tour Finals with a 5-0 sweep-Icing on the Cake.Your equanimity,Equipoise under all conditions is exemplary and amazing.your 3rd Title back to back is just round the corner.This format suits u.I see the competitive spirit back in u to hang in there for your opportunity and force the opponent to make to make mistake by switching between defensive and offensive play at will.You play supremely intelligent TENNIS not just brute force.


ATB
11/22/2011 | 02:56 PM
9-17 after tonight's match?
Novak has destroyed Nadal this year, why do not you do that?
Good luck.
11/22/2011 | 02:54 PM
Roger,
Good luck.