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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 | 01:46 AM
Good fight Roger, well done! You took great advantage of your opportunities and your service excellent! I'm so happy you came through. It is the most beautiful thing to see you play.

All the best for the quarters! Keep going! Come on!!!

Take care and have fun.

I love you!!!... :) xoxoxoxoxo
10/25/2012 | 01:36 AM
**HEARTOFTHEMATTER** don't you know by now that even though RF has won 17 GS and been #1 for over 300 wks, he still needs his fans to tell him how to play; how to hit bkhds, frhds,,not make errors, serve better, run faster, etc. it is not enough to win, as tired as he must be from such a yr. he has to win the way we want. his opponents have no say in the matter, RF should just always be perfect. a writer said the other day "fed fans are unreasonable". i wonder why. LOL. i agree with you 100%.
10/25/2012 | 01:16 AM
Bravo, Roger! Onward, Hopp, Hurrah! **JCT, why bother saying something you don't know anything about? Tennis is not an automatic game, nor an electronic game: why, there are real people playing here. Can't understand this kind of need for such comments, as if You played the game! the only one who know what and how to execute is the one playing it. Otherwise, you are condescending, and that's not yours, nor any fan's place, nor eve a nonfans! Go Roger!
10/25/2012 | 01:03 AM
You are wonderul but today you were less than average - you will not come close to beating anyone in the ToP 20 playing like that but I'm sure it was just a bad day at the office and all the best moving onwards.
10/25/2012 | 12:52 AM
This one was tough!
Good luck in next round Roger!
10/25/2012 | 12:39 AM
Bravo Roger, good luck for next match.

a fan from Montreal
10/25/2012 | 12:22 AM
Congratulation Roger on win today against Bellucci. all best in quarters, basel is your...
10/25/2012 | 12:19 AM
Congratulations, Roger!Your match always thrills us.Keep going and bring your hometown another trophy!
10/25/2012 | 12:18 AM
Dear Roger, Congratulations on your win today. I missed the match but I won't miss the QF and I look forward to it. Good Luck. xoxoxoxo
10/25/2012 | 12:05 AM
Nuevamente Felicitaciones Roger y espero saber de tus nuevos triunfos a través de la computadora. Descansa, y se letal desde el inicio del proximo partido. No dejes que te quiebren el servicio y gana en 2 sets por favor. Todos te apoyamos.
A mejorar lo que pudo estar deficiente y a superar lo que hiciste mejor. Tu puedes Roger!!!. Gana por tí, por Suiza y por todos nosotros el título de Basilea. Ten confianza en Dios y confía en tu juego. Mis buenos deseos y éxitos. Go, Roger, Goooo!
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