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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 | 06:59 AM
Hello Roger

What great news that you have reached the semi finals in your home town event.
We all have 'wobbles' in life, therefore no surprise that you had one in the QFs. Actually I think that your Swiss family & friends were given a bonus as they
10/28/2006 | 06:48 AM
Dear Roger

Congratulations on your win today. This was a good test for you. You always need one in every tournament and this was the one. This will Keep you going for the next two matches.

I tend to agree with Janell perhaps it would be best for
10/28/2006 | 06:44 AM
congratz roger!!!
10/28/2006 | 06:07 AM
YES! Another great win, ROGER. Keep it going; we, too, are eager to see you hold up the Winner's trophy for your hometown tournament for the very 1st time.
10/28/2006 | 05:22 AM
In the end,roger...you prevailed...
10/28/2006 | 05:22 AM
In the end,roger...you prevailed...
10/28/2006 | 05:11 AM
Wow sounds like an exciting n close 2nd set. But glad u won. All the best in the semi-f tomorrow.
Great Stan also beat Davee..d.
Blessings !
10/28/2006 | 05:06 AM
You're on a roll! I'm sure you can beat either of the remaining talented players and win this tournament too! I just bought the DVD of your win over Pete Sampras from Wimbledon 2001, and it was wonderful to see such thrilling tennis and shot making, as
10/28/2006 | 04:57 AM
Well done roger .That's it.You are going better.I hope you will win at home.All best.MARIO.
10/28/2006 | 03:47 AM
Congratulations Roger
Good Luck
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