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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 | 01:44 PM
yes - it is annouced he will play wednesday (mercoledi) ;)
10/23/2012 | 12:49 PM
i m rogerastic n hv chngd my name...
well but not chngd my feelings fr roger...rog u played a gr8 match..but u still hav 2 improve a lot...yeah it happens at times u may nt be able to handle d pressure well due to high expectations n it may hapen dat u plat a sluggish match...bt still u r in ya backyard n no 1 cn beat ya here.. keep healthy n good luck fr pcomin matches....all the best GO WIN IT ROGER!!!!! I M WID U
10/23/2012 | 12:48 PM
Hope you excel in your home surface and boost yourself to give you the will power and strength to win the Basel Open. Glad to see you win the first round. As a fan we do expect you to win the tournaments. Don't feel pressurized. Just focus on improving your fitness level, movement, diet,your mental game and your play. You need to motivate yourself constantly in order to excel your game. May be having a all round discussion with your family, fitness trainer and coach will help you perform better.
10/23/2012 | 12:43 PM
Bit of a heart-stopping match at times. Hope you've warmed up properly now for the next one. All the best for the next one and enjoy yourself in Basel!
10/23/2012 | 12:34 PM
Hello everyone! Can anyone confirm that Roger will play on Wednesday ? I am in Milan and have ticket ... I hope to see him for the first time!!
10/23/2012 | 11:15 AM
congratulations & good luck.
10/23/2012 | 11:01 AM
Congratulations on yet another fine match win, dear Roger! Good luck tomorrow. Much love to you and all your family.
10/23/2012 | 10:58 AM
I saw you play live for the first time yesterday.Wow what an experience...Wish you good luck for the rest of the tournament.I hope you can keep hold of the No. 1 slot.
10/23/2012 | 10:10 AM
Well done Roger.
Your on Your way
All the best
10/23/2012 | 09:03 AM
Please keep a good fighting, and go to win.
Go, Roger. Good luck, all the time.