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22.10.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger came through his first round match of the Basel Open tonight 7-5, 6-3 after a tough first set against Benjamin Becker from Germany.


Roger had a sluggish start against Benjamin Becker in his first round match of the Basel Open tonight before completing a sparkling second set to win 7-5, 6-3 in a time of 1hr.28mins. Becker’s serve is a potent weapon when on song and he kept Roger at arms length saving a string of set points – including a set point in the 12th game. Roger kept coming forward though and at the 8th time of asking he broke through. Becker refused to wilt  and shocked the crowd when breaking Roger in the 5th game of the second set but our champ gave an immediate response with a break of his own to love. Two games later he broke for the second time to fashion his victory.

Roger is bidding for his 6th win in 5 years – he last lost to Novak Djokovic in 2009. Roger will play either Thomas Bellucci (Brazil) or Go Soeda (Japan) in the next round.

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11/06/2012 | 04:53 PM
It was nice start to Your tournament! GOO ROGER!!! GOO!!!
10/24/2012 | 11:50 PM
Tough but exciting match: great serving from you and from Bellucci. Good luck for your next match Champ, xxxxxxxx
10/24/2012 | 09:57 PM
Well played Roger, just now saw pics & highlights from your match vs Bellucci


good luck for the quarter-finals :)........Allezzzzzzzzzzz
10/24/2012 | 09:51 PM
☆Congratulations great lion!!! A beautiful match, I am Brazilian, so today was special, I like Bellucci, we can also be proud of Brazilian sport. Good luck next round!!! Have a good night's rest!!! ☆

10/24/2012 | 09:01 PM
Congratulations Roger!Good luck in the next round!Come on MAESTRO!GOD BE WITH YOU!
10/24/2012 | 08:42 PM
Well done roger today :)....

This behind the back #tweener or #backener shot played by DIMITROV y'day at #Basel reminded me of your tweeners--


You are our legend forever....Allezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
10/24/2012 | 08:39 PM
Well done dear Roger vs Thomaz, what an exciting match, with some lovely play from both of you. Even though your serve was solid, but so was Thomaz's nearly all the time. Good luck on Friday, dear Roger, and much love to you and all your family.
10/24/2012 | 08:35 PM
Well done Rogi, lots of anxious moments for you in this match, if Thomas' mental approach matched his shotmaking, he'd be threatening most of top ten players all the time. Thank goodness you're through, rest up for the next round, and come out roaring. Lots and lots of love and hugs to you and yours. GO ROGER!!! xxxxxx
10/24/2012 | 08:33 PM
Good match. And to be honest, if you look at the numbers af the third set, Roger was never in trouble with his serve. He didn't face a single break point, had a stronf first serve percentage and lost only 6 points. And in the tie-break of the second set he was only two points away from victory (at 6-6). Good luck now against Kubot or Paire!
10/24/2012 | 08:31 PM
Congratulations, Roger! I just saw the last set and I am so glad you made it through. Good Luck!!!!
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