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Nerves of steel II

28.10.2006 | Tennis

Roger was pushed by Paradorn Srichaphan (ATP 54), to a most narrow 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) victory in Basel. It was his 23rd straight match and Roger had his home crowd roaring several times as he almost faced defeat.

 

Srichaphan showed a most constant performance and challenged Roger throughout the entire match. Overcoming a few lows, Roger also displayed some magic at times and once again proved that his nerves are as good as it gets.

 

Runner-up at the Swiss Indoors in 2000 and 2001, Roger has never captured a title at his hometown. He missed this event that last two years because of injury. So let’s hope he can go all the way tomorrow. Roger has scored 24 aces so far, for each of which the local Bank Sarasin will donate CHF 1,000, or approx. 630 euros, for a good cause.

 

Roger will be playing Fernando Gonzalez (ATP 7) in the final in Basel. The Chilean improved to 4-0 all-time against the second remaining Swiss player, Stanislas Wawrinka, who had upset the second- seeded David Nalbandian in Friday's quarterfinals. 

 

Gonzalez, the Basel defending champion, downed unseeded Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday to reach his third straight final. In addition to Madrid, Gonzalez reached the finale in Vienna, but is still trying to capture his first title of the season.

 
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10/29/2006 | 06:01 PM
congratulations roger for the close win.

GOOD LUCK FOR THE FINALS!!!
10/29/2006 | 05:16 PM
congratulations .
i love you
with my best wishes for world number 1

10/29/2006 | 05:10 PM
My Dear Roger,

It's so exciting match. Sometimes i're in ur side but sometimes i'er Paradon's side..cause i'm Thai. But at the last big point all my heart was yours. Paradon played so good, but U did better. I prayed for u to win at ur homet
10/29/2006 | 05:05 PM
again n again CONGRATULATIONNNNNNNNNNSS ROGER .... for winningg 11 title of the season...... hey love u ...................... god federere
10/29/2006 | 05:02 PM
Dear Rogie

Congrats and well done! You've just won the Basel Open. You're the real champion. I know you can do it!! Good luck for your next tournament. Don't know whether you're playing the BNP Paribas in Paris. If you do, I hope you'll win. If
10/29/2006 | 05:01 PM
u r great...........
u r god of tennis....
u again beat gonnzalez in straight sets to win homeeee title for first timeeeeee......
lovvvveeeeee uuuuuu fedeexxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
10/29/2006 | 04:55 PM
Congratulations on defeating Gonzalez.Atlast your wish to win this basel title has come true
We chope u continue with this ame typye of form .
Best of Luck
10/29/2006 | 04:48 PM
11TH TITLE BABYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!

OMG OMG I'M TOTALLY GRINNING SO HARD RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AHHHHH ROGER CONGRATULATIONSSSS!!!
LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WOW, Y
10/29/2006 | 04:40 PM
Too bad we weren't able to watch your matches here... :< anyway good luck for the finals. I know you can make it. Stay healthy.
10/29/2006 | 03:26 PM
What Should I say!Your are perfect even when you are not perfect!
Good Luck and keep going!
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