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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 | 05:36 PM
Nole defends 400 points for the remaining of 2012, No way ! ! !
10/23/2012 | 05:31 PM
my hero
i wish you all the best and dreams and wishes comes true for the rest of the year
10/23/2012 | 04:36 PM
Congratulations, dearest Roger, for coming through the tricky first match. Hope you will have an easier one for the next.
All the best,
10/23/2012 | 04:25 PM
Congratulations Roger!
10/23/2012 | 04:08 PM
Com'on champ, well played. All the best for next round.
10/23/2012 | 03:36 PM
Great! You won! I know you'll win in Basel!
Best Wishes!
10/23/2012 | 03:13 PM
gongrats Roger hope your next match is easier.
10/23/2012 | 02:32 PM
Dear Rogi, bit of a tricky first set but there was no doubt that you were going to get the win. Next match you'll be sharper I know so good luck for that. Love to the champ, xxxxxxxx
10/23/2012 | 01:47 PM
Congratulations !
I hope you have realized the importance of keeping your main weapon sharpened,please do it ,you need it to win each match
Best of luck in the next match
10/23/2012 | 01:45 PM
Hello Roger,

Long and hard faught win in that 1st set, broken in the 2nd and after that things went quickly your way. "That is tennis" was your reply to Heinz Günthardt's question afterwards :-)... And that is why I have learned to just sit and watch you play those early round matches, waiting to see how you are going to get the job done. I love watching you win easily, but watching you win a closer match has its charme as well.

I wish you all the best for your next match.