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In semis with ease

26.10.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 1

In his home tournament, defending champion Roger  remains on course – on course for the final. In his quarter-final, our all-time record holder with 17 Grand Slam wins defeated his first Frenchman of the tournament, Benoit Paire, 6-2,6-2. In the second semi-final, the unbeatable Swiss now faces another French opponent, wild card recipient and ATP number 101 Paul-Henri Mathieu, who overcame Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov in a fierce encounter. But Roger  was taking no chances in front of his sold-out public, sweeping the opening set against Paire in 29 minutes with two breaks.The second set was equally brief as Federer moved within two wins of his seventh trophy of the season.He broke Paire's first two service games and sent over a pair of aces for a 5-1 lead before closing it out.

"It was a good match for me and I'm pleased to be back in the semi-finals," said the world number one."It cannot have been easy for him playing a top 10 player. I had to play aggressive, but by the fourth game of the match, I knew what I had to do."I'm looking forward to playing Paul-Henri, he's from my generation. It's good to see him back as well after his knee problems. I'm looking forward to the match."

This was vintage Roger at his entertaining best – on this form he will be very hard to stop as he laid down a solid challenge to the remaining contestants of the Basel Open.

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10/27/2012 | 10:04 AM
Congratulations again for victrory against Paire in the quarters final. And good luck against the frenchman in the semi final. I believe you, you are always no.1.
More healty and for family too.
10/27/2012 | 09:35 AM
Congratulations Roger!!!! Your on track-up up and away with this trophy.
All the best in the next round.
Love ya heaps.
Good Luck Roger.
10/27/2012 | 09:23 AM
Hi Rog, Wow, what a fantastic match, just keep that Fed. train rolling, for a number 6 win!!. Take care.
10/27/2012 | 09:13 AM
Well played Roger, just now saw highlights of the match and u are back to your best.. Good luck ---


Allez Roger :))
10/27/2012 | 09:13 AM
Brilliant Roger! Best of luck in SF. x
10/27/2012 | 09:05 AM
Wish I had watched the match.. :(
Anyways, it seems your serve is back in form Roger. Hopefully it will continue like this for the next two matches as well. Good Luck champ..... :)
10/27/2012 | 08:40 AM
Joy to watch! Keep it up!
Best wishes.
10/27/2012 | 08:33 AM
You have to win this tournament Rog!!!!!! come on you're the best!!!
10/27/2012 | 08:09 AM
Best of luck for the semifinal Roger!

Best Regards
Saima Khalid
10/27/2012 | 08:08 AM
roma y shanghai 2013 y que djokovic que no gane ni roma ni la gira asiática vamos federer y si juegas beijing buena suerte
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