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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 | 12:58 AM
Bravo Roger, I hope you got home early enough to say 'good night' to the twins! :D
10/27/2012 | 12:43 AM
Alleeeeeeeeeeeeeeez Swiss Maestro :D Congratulations Our Champ For The Great Quick Victory Today .. Come On Now We Getting Closer To Defend your Tittle :D
Love You And Waiting For Your 77th Tittle In Basel Your Sweet Home Town :D
10/27/2012 | 12:38 AM
Dearest SUPER-CHAMP Roger:

You ROCK, Roger !!!

Masterful. Magical !!! LOL !!!

Simply EXTRAORDINARY - lovely tennis !!!
You "killed" Paire !!!

One more time you showed us your GREATNESS at Court,
what a power of you, Roger, simply a G.O.A.T. can do it.
No. 1 forever. Thank you, just a peRFect peRFomance, indeed.

I wish you the best of luck in the semis - another French - Mathieu !

Go for your 6th Title at Basel !

GOD bless you & your family
10/27/2012 | 12:34 AM
Très bon match Roger!
10/27/2012 | 12:26 AM
No comments! ha ha
I'm happy.

Have a nice match against Monsieur Mathieu demain !
10/27/2012 | 12:23 AM
Perfect! I knew you would win!
Best Wishes!
10/27/2012 | 12:04 AM
Great Job!
10/26/2012 | 11:56 PM
Superb Roger!Congratulations for victory with Paire and good luck in the semis with Mathieu!Come on MAESTRO!GOD BE WITH YOU!
10/26/2012 | 11:35 PM
Sparkling, and glittering: you looked as sharp as a rapier tonight - looking forward to another wonderful performance tomorrow champ, love always xxxxxxxx
10/26/2012 | 11:29 PM
Simply brilliant, Roger. Congratulations!!!!
Enjoy a well deserved rest and have a great one tomorrow against Mathieu. We are all rooting for you!
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