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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 | 07:56 AM
This Guy is amazing,wow!!!!!,etc..............
10/28/2006 | 07:52 AM
well done, rogi.
now its srichapan`s turn. best of luck.........
10/28/2006 | 07:50 AM
Congrats Roger!!!!!

Another final well in sight!
I have complete and utter faith in you!!!

10/28/2006 | 07:49 AM
hi roger,
congradulations for winning this round........
all the best for the next round.....
10/28/2006 | 07:35 AM
You are simply the only name that stands out in the tennis world right now Roger!!

Keep up the good work! It is time for you to take your rightful throne of the ATP Tennis Master Basel 2006. The crowd is on YOUR side this time!! Unlike US Open lol

10/28/2006 | 07:22 AM
Well Roger
There You go
anoTher viCtory
buT i dOn't exPecT thE 7-6 huM..
i thougHt thaT yOu aRe gOint tO haVe a niCe sMootH viCtoRy aGaiN...

wEll, juSt takE a dEep reSt
eNjoY thE tOurnaMenT anD
Keep Your eYes on thE pRizE!!

bEst RegaRds anD th
10/28/2006 | 07:17 AM
Hi Roger,
Happy to see you doing well in Basil. do believe it's a good idea not to play Paris and concentrate on Shianghai. Even more so is Austrilia and French Open for your career grand slam.
Go Roger! Best luck!
10/28/2006 | 07:08 AM
Message to LaserDiode:

I've been planning to buy a DVD of Roger's match with Sampras too but I'm not sure how to go about it. Did you buy yours in a store or on the Internet?

Can you or other fans here give me some advice?
10/28/2006 | 07:05 AM
Congratulations, Roger! You'll make your home fans so proud when you lift the trophy.

I agree with Janell and Aunty Pat, however, that you should seriously consider skipping Paris. Give yourself some rest, please, before Shanghai!
10/28/2006 | 07:00 AM
Dear Roger,
Congratulations on your win!! You keep showing us what it takes to be a champion. In this case you perservered when most players would have lacked the required mental toughness.
I do have to confess to being among your fans who couldn't wa
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