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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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10/23/2006 | 08:37 PM
Congratulations on your win at the Madrid Masters Cup. Here at US they did not show the tournament, but I kept track through the online score board.
Wishing you great health and spirits for the rest of the tournaments this year and may you win them all.
10/23/2006 | 08:37 PM
Congratulations as usual Champion - I agree with La Rubia, except that I wish you'd skip Basel and play in Paris then finish the year off in Shanghai - This way you get a week off in between, and Paris is a Master Series, which could be # 13 (#5 in 2006 -
10/23/2006 | 08:31 PM
Please be carefull don't risk, i know what does "problems" with ankle mean. So look after ur health and good luck. U r strong u'll do it, u r our champion without any titles.
10/23/2006 | 08:30 PM
"VENI, VIDI, VICI" - THAT'S YOUR SENTENCE, ROGER!
WELL DONE! ^_^
10/23/2006 | 08:28 PM
La lignée des Laver, Borg, McEnroe, Edberg a trouvé en Roger son digne successeur... et les jeunes talents prometteurs sont déjà là... on pense surtout, en ce moment, à Andy Murray, s'il a la volonté de s'aguerrir encore... ce serait une belle finale à Bâ
10/23/2006 | 08:11 PM
Congratulations, Rogi!!!!

Wooooooow, I saw you play here in Madrid and I've no words to describe the feeling of beeing able to see you play live... It was so amazing and exciting!!! Your game is perfect!!!

And all the people in the Madrid Arena real
10/23/2006 | 08:06 PM
Congrats! watchinig u play is always an amazing privilege. please please please take good care of ur ankle. i nearly had a heart attack...
10/23/2006 | 08:00 PM
Great tournament! I really hope you will play in Paris because me and my brother will be cheering you on like maniacs! :D
10/23/2006 | 07:52 PM
Congratulations Roger!!!!
Nice to here you won another title.
Too bad i could'nt watch you win it...
It's been too long since i watched you play....
Been missing you....
So i am realy glad i can see you play at Basel, your hometown. Must be great to
10/23/2006 | 07:38 PM
Dear Roger,

I really think there are not enough adjectives to describe the superb tennis you have played this year. I think you have really taken the game this year to a completely different level. At the start of the year, the discussion was about the
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