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Roger survives massive |scare

29.06.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger defeated France's Julien Benneteau in a thrilling match 4-6, 6-7(3), 6-2, 7-6(6) and 6-1 today and thus making his way into the second week at Wimbledon. 

 

After dropping the opening set, Roger was not able to make use of three set points in set number two, eventually losing the tie-break clearly. But he then started to find his way into the match a lot better, taking the third set with ease. The fourth set, again, went into a tiebreaker, where our champ won the first point. Both players traded points from there until they reached 6-6 for Benneteau to then hit a return long - and Roger finally closing out the set. 

Benneteau seemed too exhausted in the final set, receiving treatment on his legs twice. Roger, on the other hand, showed some more terrific tennis to continue his journey for a seventh Wimbledon title.

 
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07/02/2012 | 04:50 PM
Clearly Roger's back is really bothering him. You can always tell how much by how low he bends forward to receive serve. If another player were dealing with such an injury the announcers would be falling all over themselves to excuse their struggle, but with Roger they cut him no slack. At least his real fans can be counted on to understand that he is not made of steel, that he cannot play through everything...with you all the way no matter what Roger!!
07/02/2012 | 04:50 PM
Federer is playing with pain !!! So cannot go full for every point !!
07/02/2012 | 04:46 PM
OMG !!!!!!!!!!!!!
07/02/2012 | 04:45 PM
:(((((((((((((This match will have a 5th set.Roger can't win Wimby if he plays that long matches.C'mon Rog do something !!!
07/02/2012 | 04:45 PM
What is going on? Roger loses another opening game. He better break back real quick or else, with the way he is playing, he is looking at a 5th set. Not good for his back or hio injury
07/02/2012 | 04:43 PM
WTF ??????!!!!
07/02/2012 | 04:41 PM
If Roger wins his opening game he will win the set.
07/02/2012 | 04:40 PM
Ok - Roger loses the 3rd set, so what? He starts the 4th set, another chance to take it up the notch. He is taking a loo break, maybe that will help him ease up a little beat and he will play better. Rooting for you Roger please
07/02/2012 | 04:40 PM
MAROFF:We have to believe in Roger Federer !!!
07/02/2012 | 04:39 PM
Malisse is really confident but Roger will win the match.