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Roger in quarters

24.10.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 1

The world No. 1 and home favourite is bidding to win his sixth Swiss Indoors crown, and enters this year's tournament as defending champion. Only once has Roger failed to take home the trophy since he first triumphed in 2006, and he survived a second-set blip to win 6-3, 6-7(6), 7-5 against Bellucci. 

Roger went into a 3-0 lead within 10 minutes. As is typical of a champs performance, a solitary break was all he needed to close out the set, although he did have to save two break points against him as he attempted to serve it out. Bellucci fought back early in the second, taking Roger to a tie break after games had gone with serve. Bellucci stormed into a 6-2 lead to create four set points. Our Champ saved all four but eventually relented as the Brazilian levelled the match. Forced to a third set, Roger came out fighting, creating a break point in Bellucci's first service game. He failed to convert on that occasion  but eventually made the decisive breakthrough helped by a Bellucci double fault. By this time Roger was back in control and closed out the match delighting his fans who had been sitting on the edge of their seats for the last two sets. 

Roger will meet the winner of Lukasz Kubot and Benoit Paire in the last eight.

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10/26/2012 | 08:45 AM
roger, good luck against paire. you have done so very well. how lucky the tournament and president brennwald is to have just happened to have you born there. the hall is always packed when you play. other times it's a little skimpy. i can't imagine the pressure on you to win. you have already lived up to all that, winning it 5 times. it shouldn't matter if you win it again. as unreasonable as it is, fed fans, just as the basel natives, always want you to win. win or lose we always love you.
10/26/2012 | 08:18 AM
Congratulations !
Please do not rush to serve,also take enough time between the serve
You fought well in the last match,keep it up from start to finish, you will win the trophy, wish you all the best
10/26/2012 | 07:05 AM
Hola Roger!!!!
Estamos contigo en cada uno de tus paridos. te apoyamos desde todas partes del mundo. T eres el mejor.
Te queremos
10/26/2012 | 04:56 AM
Hello, Roger! I have not gotten a chance to see any of your matches in Basel. I will try to catch the next one.

We see another great champion of your age retiring - Juan Carlos Ferrer at age 32 after seeing Safin and Andy Roddick (age 30) gone. Next retiring champion of your age will probably Hewitt (31 now). But you are still world number 1 at age 31! You have been winning grand slam titles from the next generation for some time. Are you ageless? I love it!
10/26/2012 | 04:02 AM
Hello Roger! Who is Paire? never heard his name before. All I can say is, do not take him for granted. Play your beautiful tennis and the good shots.
Good luck, my Champion and get to the top in few day. Wishing you the best.
Blessing and guidance from God I ask.
Love you a lot.
marie in mtl
10/26/2012 | 03:13 AM
Looking forward to a quarterfinal win for a birthday present, Roger. Show us your magic!!
10/26/2012 | 12:19 AM
(I meant LIVE life)
10/26/2012 | 12:18 AM
Three sets full of magic and legerdemain! Delighting!

I guess Bellucci is becoming a top player, and he isn't the only one on your way to the final. You might soon meet another hope, Dimitrov but I'm convinced you will find the right way to beat him or whoever plays on the other side... Yes, more hocus-pocus.
10/26/2012 | 12:10 AM
As always, I enjoyed (while suffering a bit at the end) your match vs Bellucci. I was sitting there watching everything and nothing, because in a way, things happen too fast and there is no reply in LIVE live! Next matches I will enjoy (from home this time) your best shots in slow motion and close ups, etc.

Thanks for the beautifull show in a full hall.
10/26/2012 | 12:04 AM
Dear Roger
Congratulations! It's important for you to keep winning in Basel! Your next opponent is a really tough one! He has nothing to lose, you have. I hope you are healthy and fit enough for him!
Wish you all the best and good luck dearest Roger!
Go, Roger, gooooooooooooo!
Love, Mimi
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