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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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10/25/2012 | 05:24 PM
Great and tough win .Keep it up.Good luck in the next round Roger.
10/25/2012 | 04:46 PM
Congratulations, Rog, for winning against Bellucci yesterday. I watched it live on ESPN3. Although I did not understand a word in the interview, I could tell you were happy and of course, the crowd loved their hometown hero. And those banners!!! We fans around the world love you always. So much love all around. Congratulations, too, for RF Foundation getting the ATP grant. Well deserved. Good luck in the QFs.
10/25/2012 | 04:45 PM
Go go gO Roger
keep going
i love you
10/25/2012 | 04:37 PM
Congratulations on winning the ATP Grant for your foundation .. More power to you Champ. You wear it and you use it soooooooooooooo well
10/25/2012 | 04:34 PM
Hurray to our Hero Roger: You managed another difficult opponent. Of course it was hard for yr fans to watch, edge of their seat is an understatement. How about dry mouth, rapid heart beat, pain in the chest ...lol.. but we know you've got the magic & the knowhow, & Champ: You're never alone in the arena, millions of your fans & supporters are behind & rooting for you. May you have an easier time in the 3rd round ..

Enjoyed seeing the lovely Mirka in yr box
Gd Luck tomorrow
Luv u
10/25/2012 | 04:22 PM
Congratulations Roger!
10/25/2012 | 04:03 PM
Roger congratulations, please you can win the next year rome and shanghai are my favorites tournoments. bye.
10/25/2012 | 03:05 PM
You looked great out there Roger, so sharp! Hope to get to see your match on Friday. I'm so grateful for Tennis Channel here in the US!
10/25/2012 | 02:07 PM
Congratulations!!!!! I wish I had been able to watch, but I knew you'd win!!!!!!!!
Love ya,

10/25/2012 | 01:44 PM
bravo rogerrrrrrrrrrrr!!!good luck!