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Basel final

27.10.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger  will  bid for his sixth trophy from seven editions of his home Swiss Indoors after defeating Paul-Henri Mathieu 7-5, 6-4 in the semi-finals today. The world No 1 will line up for the seventh time this season against Argentine danger man Juan Martin del Potro, who reached his second final in succession with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Frenchman Richard Gasquet.Top seed Roger’s win over Mathieu, a fellow over-30 player, saw the home star send down 10 aces without facing a break point in just under 90 minutes. "I'm very happy to be in this final again," said our champ who leads the ATP with six trophies this season and is fighting to finish the year as No 1."I've been serving really well. A lot of things have gone my way this week, it's been good so far. The final will be tough, even if I've beaten Del Potro so many times. We always have difficult matches including five sets at the French Open and 19-17 in the Olympics. He's playing well so I'll have to be ready." Roger won his ninth Basel semi-final from 10 played, with his lone loss at this stage coming to Argentine David Nalbandian a decade ago.The Swiss also moved alongside John McEnroe for fourth place in the post-1968 Open era with 875 career match wins.

Roger, chasing his sixth title in seven years at his hometown event, fired 10 aces and never allowed 101st-ranked Mathieu a break-point chance.Excellent anticipation at the net put our champ into position to hit a volleyed winner to create two set points in the first which he clinched with a forehand winner. Roger moved his opponent around the court in the final game before putting away an overhead to earn match point, and sealed his victory when Mathieu netted a two-handed backhand.Roger did not have to face one break point against Mathieu, converting two of the four that came his way to ease into the final.

 
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10/28/2012 | 01:42 PM
I am wishiing you all the very best Roger Del Potro is playing really well.
Be agressive and serve well and please win your break points when you get them
I dont think you will have to many chances to get them but you can do it.
Every confidence in you love Helen xxxxx
10/28/2012 | 01:33 PM
Wishing you the best of luck in winning your sixth title in Basel. Stay hungry. Stay tenacious, with an unyielding steeliness you will prevail. Del Potro is out to make his presence known. All the best.

With you always.
10/28/2012 | 01:25 PM
Goodness! Please not a long third set like. The Olympics! That really was nerve racking! Again I" ll be cheering you all the way today! Let"s go Roger. Let"s go!
10/28/2012 | 01:16 PM
GO ROGER!
10/28/2012 | 01:03 PM
LET'S GO ROGER , LET'S GO.
Wonderful performance Darling Maestro. Keep up the momentum and the title will be yours again .As the other song goes "You are always on my mind".
God Bless and bon chance .
Your devoted fan Flump XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
10/28/2012 | 12:58 PM
Hello Roger,

Good to see Mathieu doing well again after his knee injury, but much better of course that you won that match in 2 sets :-). Congratulations on making it to the final again. I am looking forward to a good match between you and JM Del Potro. I remember you saying to JM in your victory speech in Rotterdam earlier this year: "See you at the WTF!" Since JMdP has qualified for London your expectations/prediction hs proved to be correct.

Good luck for today!

Joke
10/28/2012 | 12:05 PM
Congratulations Champ! another final in your hometown.wishing you all the luck in the world its going to be tough,so keep serving the aces stay strong our number 1 forever.Love from me and all your fans in Liverpool,We have a tough match too today our Liverpool derby EvertonvLiverpool.Same time as your match so ill try and watch one and listen to another.Hope am happy at the end of the day with you winning the final and my team winning too.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
10/28/2012 | 12:03 PM
i'm not a nadal fan but, his being out is messing up the draw because djokovic keeps getting ferrer as #4 and roger keeps getting murray #3. no disrespect to ferrer . he is a hard worker. but he is no threat to djokovic or roger. and only sometimes to murray. in other words he is no nadal. it's like djokovic getting off scot free. well i guess that is tennis. let's see if djokovic gets murray if he gets back to #1. is roger actually playing paris?
10/28/2012 | 11:42 AM
good luck in final, Roger.
Please, do it again!
with love and hope!!
10/28/2012 | 11:41 AM
Lovely game.Stay strong.Good luck in the final Roger.
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