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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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10/22/2012 | 11:37 PM
Dearest MAESTRO Roger

Congratulations, it was your 872 win in your professional career,
and very happy on your 301 WEEKS as WORLD number 1 - and

Roger, I am eager to see you to lift your throphy in your hometown,
come on, you can do it and it will be your 77th Title.

We ALL love you Roger - the Genius, the G.O.A.T - the best
ever. You are our inspiration, lovely Roger !!!

Stay healthy and I wish you all the best of all at Basel Open.

GOD bless
10/22/2012 | 11:31 PM
Bravo Maestro :D Good Start
Keep It Up For The Next And Wish You All The Best :D
Love You :D
10/22/2012 | 11:06 PM
Well done! Keep going for the title....
Best wishes!!!
10/22/2012 | 11:01 PM
Congratulations, Rog. Good luck on the next match.
10/22/2012 | 10:38 PM
☆ Bravo great warrior!!! All the best for the next round!!! ☆

10/22/2012 | 10:03 PM
Was very tough match,but you made it.Keep it up.Good luck in the next round Roger.
10/22/2012 | 09:56 PM
Hi Roger well done good start,hope its a bit easier for you next match.Love as always from me and all your fans in Liverpool.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
10/22/2012 | 09:48 PM
Dear Roger,

Tough match but good start! Good luck in round 2 and I'll be cheering for you as always! :)

Your biggest fan,

10/22/2012 | 09:37 PM
Well played, Roger....Just now, saw match report, pics & highlights from the match ---


good luck for the rest of tournament. May you end the year as No. 1 :)...
10/22/2012 | 09:34 PM
SORRY for my multiple post! Don't know why!
Once again - BRAVO Roger!!!!
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