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Three questions to Roger

23.10.2006 | Tennis

Roger, what are your feelings after your first victory in Madrid, your 10th one this year?

 

"I'm really, really happy. I missed the last two editions because of fatigue and injury and it was great to come here again and win the tournament. It is a great day in my career. Two 6-0's against players of that caliber is always a bit surprising. I played well the entire tournament, didn't drop a set. Only got broken once. There's not much I can say about that.”

 

 

How is your ankle?

"Well, I can walk now, so it's okay. And I could continue to play. It happened to me in Toronto. It happened to me at the U.S. Open against Blake as well. It's the third time it happened. Every time I could get up, continue to play. I'm confident, you know. As usual, I'm a positive thinker. I don't have pain now. That's a good sign. I hope I get over this little issue with my ankle so I can play Basel. And then I hope that I feel fine also after that tournament so then I can play Paris. That's the plan. I have a week anyway between Paris and Shanghai. We'll see what happens. At the moment I feel great. I'll try to carry the confidence over to the next two tournaments."

 

 

The tournament in Basel means a lot to you, could you tell us a bit more closely what exactly the key factors are?

Obviously the Masters Cup final in Shanghai is my top priority for the rest of the season because that's where you have the top eight guys all taking part. But when it comes to emotions, Basel is number one because of growing up there and working as a ballboy at the event. It's always been a pretty tough draw in Basel and this year's no different. That's why I'm pretty happy that I've already reached two finals and a semi-final. It shows I've actually been playing very well in Basel even when the draw has been tough on me. This year I hope it's tough again but that this time I can go all the way."

 

 

 
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10/24/2006 | 03:45 AM
Congrats Rodger! yes indeed there is no more to say. I'm looking forward to your coming to Shanghai, another title is waiting for you!
10/24/2006 | 03:10 AM
congrats rog! u were absolutely rolling. see ur fall though... hope ur alright. as much as i like u winning championships, i would always hope for ur 100% health. anyways, i know u're a responsible player and wouldn't force something if it's gonna be bad
10/24/2006 | 03:07 AM
All the best in Basel as you say it's emotionally important to you. Your home crowd will cheer you on. Hope your ankle is fine.
We yr fans love to watch you play, however concern that it might be too much this year end season. So pls take care, and if yo
10/24/2006 | 02:39 AM
Hi Roger:
Congratulations MASTER for all your profesional career and good luck in future. My best wishes to U.

Your friend...
10/24/2006 | 02:26 AM


Congratulations Roger!! a great match against Gonsalez. I hope you win all the rest of tournaments !!
10/24/2006 | 02:25 AM
At 7:30 am Sunday morning we tuned into the Madrid final....had a breakfast party to watch it... hoping Gonzales would at least put up a fight ...and he did at the 1st set...but then you came up with such an endless repertoire of amazing shots...then we
10/24/2006 | 02:21 AM
Hi Roger!

Congratulations once again! Sometimes I think you have played too many tournaments. If you play in Basel and in Paris, you have worked 3 weeks in a row and then a week off to battle with the big guns...I am sure you and your team know how to
10/24/2006 | 02:17 AM
Congratulations Roger on your tenth title of the season. May you add the Basel, Paris and the Shanghai titles to your credit. Good luck and take care.
10/24/2006 | 01:55 AM
MC1 23/10/2006.

A wonderful email to Roger. Thank you

Regards
Margaret
10/24/2006 | 12:21 AM
What a season! Total dominance. Please don't forget to rest well Roger. Best of luck for the remaining tournaments.
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