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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 | 01:02 AM
Roger!!! You definitely made many of us nervous today!!! Many of us had to leave the TV screen or computer!!! I quess I was one of the few who knew you would perserveer and win. Good luck against Paradorn tomorrow!!! I will be with you in spirit as u
10/28/2006 | 01:01 AM
WAY TO GO, ROGER !!! IT WAS TIGHT AND YOU WERE ABLE TO DO IT BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE EXPERIENCE TO WIN. Best of everything and it is so nice to see your mother watching you.

For the USA fans, you can watch live feed on Eurosport.UK. It is so great to
10/28/2006 | 01:00 AM
Hi

Congrats Roger!

Good Luck for the semifinal!

A
10/28/2006 | 12:59 AM
GO Rogi !!! you are the best
10/28/2006 | 12:57 AM
Damn Rog! you delivered me some tension at the second set.

Damn! 16-14...so exiting...but you're through to the semi's thats a giant relief!

Good luck against Paradorn and you will search for your 1st victory for your home crowd!

A final against
kriko
10/28/2006 | 12:54 AM
¡¡¡¡GO, GO, ADELANTE, LEÓN EMPERADOR,

CONQUISTARÁS BASILEA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10/28/2006 | 12:53 AM
i was there and i was nervous as hell, lol. but you you prevailed and that's what matters. well done!
Du bisch der Hammer!!! ;)
10/28/2006 | 12:46 AM
Roger, you re at home so you deserve win this semi-final and the final Of Course, my best wishes and all my love for you sweety,

Gabi
Bs As
ARGENTINA
10/28/2006 | 12:41 AM
How the heck are you guys from the US watching this tournament? I can't find it on TV, help a brother out!
10/28/2006 | 12:16 AM
I am an long time fan of yours, but a brand new member. So this is my first opportunity to congratulate you for a hard thought victory. Well done, and good luck in tomorrow's final!
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