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Roger defeats Nadal and books |final spot

18.03.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger won the 28th encounter with Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4 and will now play John Isner in Sunday's final of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

The match started nearly three hours late because of rain, conditions were very windy and temperatures plunged. "I had a good day. It was a great match in tough conditions," Roger said. "It was so difficult but man I couldn't be more happy. I played amazing. I didn't expect myself to play so well, and this is sometimes when you can pull off the biggest wins of your career. That's where I'm happy I gave myself a chance this week."

Roger was extremely efficient, converting the three break-points he had right upon the first attempt. He was even serving for victory at 5-2 in the second set when Nadal broke his serve. But only two games and a rain-delay later he made everything clear with a final ace.

Roger will play John Isner in Sunday's final. He leads the head-to-head against the American 2-1. Roger had lost the last Davis Cup match on clay in Switzerland just a few weeks ago.

 
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03/18/2012 | 03:30 PM
Congrats Roger!! YOU ARE STILL THE ONE, YOU WILL BE THE NUMBER ONE FOR EVER!!
good luck today!!! And love you so so much!!! wish to see you soon!! LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUU
03/18/2012 | 03:30 PM
Beautiful high risk tennis maestro! Even more incredible because it was achieved despite the wind and the rain delay
03/18/2012 | 03:25 PM
U won the whether! U won the rain! U won everything again! Long life my king!
03/18/2012 | 03:24 PM
Amazing match!!!
Thank you for the show!

Good luck in the final Roger!


Good Luck, Health and Happiness!

Simi.
03/18/2012 | 03:21 PM
Awesome win, Roger! You played so great! Good luck against Isner today, I know you can do it! Go Champ! God Bless!
03/18/2012 | 03:16 PM
Congrats on making it to the final!! I'm soo proud of you. You truly deserve to win this tournament. Best of luck for the final! GO ROGER!!
03/18/2012 | 03:08 PM
Absolutley ,you showed the world you`re still the best .Still driving arround weather. For me, nothing new
Now, next step, winning the final, taking care of the first service.
Keep in. go get the title.
03/18/2012 | 03:03 PM
THANKS Roger!!!!!! THANKS!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
It was BRILLIANT!! MY BEST WISHES for today against Isner!!!
Go, CHAMP!!!!
03/18/2012 | 03:00 PM
Congratulations Roger. Amazing match.Good Luck!!!!
03/18/2012 | 02:59 PM
Oh! Roger! Your fans feel just the same! We couldn't be more happy! Not only did you defeat Nadal but you did it in such style! There is no other word: you were absolutely federesque! As you know, there is no better compliment!

Love from Tilou ♥ ♥ ♥