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Roger advance

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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10/23/2012 | 11:36 PM
Congratulations Champ! Good luck to the next match!
10/23/2012 | 11:29 PM
Congrats. my dear Champ. You gave Becker high hopes then you pulled the rug from under him, ha ha .. that's what I love about you, you manage your way out of difficult situations like a Houdini. It warmed my heart to hear the announcement "Welcome home Roger Federer" . Enjoy your time in Basel and your Swiss fans and best of luck in the 2nd round.

xoxoxoxoxo
Grace
10/23/2012 | 11:29 PM
Congrats. my dear Champ. You gave Becker high hopes then you pulled the rug from under him, ha ha .. that's what I love about you, you manage your way out of difficult situations like a Houdini. It warmed my heart to hear the announcement "Welcome home Roger Federer" . Enjoy your time in Basel and your Swiss fans and best of luck in the 2nd round.

xoxoxoxoxo
Grace
10/23/2012 | 11:29 PM
Congrats. my dear Champ. You gave Becker high hopes then you pulled the rug from under him, ha ha .. that's what I love about you, you manage your way out of difficult situations like a Houdini. It warmed my heart to hear the announcement "Welcome home Roger Federer" . Enjoy your time in Basel and your Swiss fans and best of luck in the 2nd round.

xoxoxoxoxo
Grace
10/23/2012 | 10:51 PM
Well done Darling Roger
Good luck in the next round. We want so much for you to lift the trophy again.
Lots of love to you and your lovely girls
FlumpXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXxxxxxxxxxx
10/23/2012 | 10:26 PM
Congratulations Ro!!! All the best for tomorrow match against Bellucci or Soeda.
Goooo Ro!!!!
10/23/2012 | 07:56 PM
Congratulations Roger. First set a bit sticky, but the real Roger came in and played in the second, complete with his big serve. Keep it going Roger. I love to see you play well, you re so wonderful to watch. I really want to see you win your home trophy.
Good luck and wishing you a good game tomorrow. Enjoy yourself!
10/23/2012 | 07:18 PM
congrats rog. go ahead and be victorious.
10/23/2012 | 05:59 PM
Tough opener, well done. Best of luck against Bellucci or Soeda!
10/23/2012 | 05:59 PM
Tough opener, well done. Best of luck against Bellucci or Soeda!
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