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Roger battles into final

02.03.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger fought a thrilling battle against Juan Martin Del Potro today to finally defeat the Argentinian 7-6(5), 7-6(6) and book a spot in the Dubai final.

“I hung in there and I thought I played a good match,” said Roger. “He almost pulled the first set tie-breaker back from 2-6, and there was little between us tonight. I just fought well and got a little lucky."

Roger is the only player not to drop his serve this week, and he also remains indomitable on serve because he did not face a single break point. Both sets went into tie-breaks and in the second set Del Potro had a 5-0 lead. But Roger fought back and had a stunning comeback which helped him turn the score around and also win the second set.

Our champ will now play Andy Murray in tomorrow's final. The Scotsman beat Novak Djokovic earlier today.

 
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03/03/2012 | 03:00 AM
It's been an awesome performance so far in Dubai. Not a break point faced. Keep it up Roger!

Sean
03/03/2012 | 02:54 AM
Fantastic!!!
Great match Roger.
Good luck in the final.
03/03/2012 | 02:48 AM
WOW! Great match, Roger. A brilliant come back in the second set tie break. Good luck in the final against Andy. Just do it!
03/03/2012 | 02:42 AM
Congratulations Roger, do your best again and beat Andy Murray
03/03/2012 | 02:42 AM
Hey Roger:

SHOW TIME!!! Go forward!!!

Thank you God for your talent.

Nancy
03/03/2012 | 01:58 AM
Roger, you are such a gift to us all. Those beautiful dancing feet as you float across the court to prepare for a shot. Your focus and purpose today was extraordinary and you and Delpo danced a thrilling dance - man it was amazing to watch. Thank you both. All best wishes and loving support for your match with Andy tomorrow. Dance and you have always danced and your game will be a work of art.
03/03/2012 | 01:37 AM
Just wonderful constancy and diligence, "never giving up". You are an inspiration to us all. You embody excellence with such grace. I am grateful to be able to share with all here that love your spirit of fairness and beautiful competence. Thank you, Roger. kt
03/03/2012 | 01:22 AM
Vamos Campeón eres y seras siempre el mejor por siempre se que tienes todo para ganar mañana y sumar tu quinta corona en dubai. Lo que paso hoy con DEL POTRO es digno de un maestro.
03/03/2012 | 01:17 AM
COME ON ROGER.......BEAT ANDY MURRAY

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH
03/03/2012 | 01:14 AM
Thank you for fight Roger, it was beautiful match to watch!
Good luck tomorrow!
You are the best!!!