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Nerves of steel

27.10.2006 | Tennis

Roger has reached the semi-finals of the Swiss Indoors tournament after a stuttering 6-3 7-6 win over Spanish fifth seed David Ferrer.


"I think I was trying to risk a bit more in front of my home crowd, so I'm just lucky that it paid off in the end," said Roger. Quite a large amount of errors by both players saw the Spaniard fail to convert six set points and Roger missing three match points before finally taking the tiebreak 16-14 when Ferrer slammed the ball into the net.

Roger will now meet Paradorn Srichaphan in the last four, following the unseeded Thai's 7-6 6-3 win over Argentine seventh seed Jose Acasuso.


"It's been a while since I dropped serve at the start of a match, so it was important that I reacted well."

The Swiss fans had double reason to cheer as Roger’s Davis Cup team mate Stanislas Wawrinka also booked a semi-final spot with a shock win over Argentine second seed David Nalbandian: 7-6 6-2.

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10/28/2006 | 02:06 PM
u've done just great....ferrer is really good but u managed in your unique and stylish class....good luck in 1/2 ..fight 4 us...we have a nice thought 4 u like always.....GO, CHAMP..... best wishes, may God help u....
10/28/2006 | 01:56 PM
Just like great wine Roger your play gets even better with time!!! :)
10/28/2006 | 01:09 PM
Dearest Champ.....If the ATP cannot reason with you,then I guess"Too Bad".I really believe you shuold consider skipping Paris.
Players that have not played as much as you are already crying fatique.
I will support whatever you decide.Regards to Mirka an
10/28/2006 | 12:48 PM
Con!!!!!!!! Roger!
Your last minutes of match was a horror. You have got nervous on steel. You are the best.
10/28/2006 | 12:26 PM
Well done Roger - lots of strength and love from us in the U.K. for the remainder of the tournament.
10/28/2006 | 12:10 PM
congrats roger!!

GOOD LUCK for the next match
10/28/2006 | 12:05 PM
We waiting for Roland Garros! :)
10/28/2006 | 11:50 AM
Wow, that was truely a though victory, Roger!
It's normal that you expected yourself to do well at home, so did we, your fans. yeah, and it's lucky that you finally won the match. in this way, it's a great match. No matter how well you played, you are al
10/28/2006 | 11:40 AM
Dear Roger,

Please consider skipping the Paris tournament. You are getting tired and you risk getting injured. It would be too bad to get to the Masters in bad shape. You really more than ever deserve to win the Masters. This will be the cherry on the
10/28/2006 | 11:17 AM
What a fantastic match, especialy the tiebreak at the end. It was very exiting and i really enjoyed that!!!!!!!I loved it!!!!!!
I know this tournement is really special to you.
And it must not alway's be easy to play for your homecrowd.
but Roger, you
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