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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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10/27/2012 | 10:13 PM
Well done, you're the best and i always knew it!!(:I really hope you win the tournament tomorrow in Basel, and I'm almost sure! Good luck! (:
10/27/2012 | 09:57 PM
Bravooooo Rog!
Go Go Champ!
10/27/2012 | 09:55 PM
Congratulaaaaaaaaaation Our champ :D Very Awesome Job Maestro
Good Luck Tomorrow vs Delpo, be confident and play your Tennis and you will be amazing as usual
waiting for your 77th tittle Maestro .. Let's go For It :D love you no matter what
10/27/2012 | 09:13 PM
Good luck Roger for tomorrow's final.. Saw some pics of Roger's today's pics taken @ BASEL ---


Look forward to your 77th Title, touchwood :)
10/27/2012 | 08:55 PM
Another great match - well done. Best of luck against Del Potro tomorrow!
10/27/2012 | 08:51 PM
great match roger, after win against bellucci your level of game is increase... wish you best in final against del po... :)
10/27/2012 | 08:31 PM
Well done today Roger, hope you've got plenty of power and subtlety left in your tennis tank for Juan-Martin tomorrow and that you take this year's score against him to 7-0 (even tho I like JM very much!). All the best of luck and love to you and yours. GO ROGER one more time at Basel 2012. xxxxxxx
10/27/2012 | 08:29 PM
* against.
10/27/2012 | 08:28 PM
Great match, Rog :)
I wish you all the best in the final.
I will watch you tomorrow and stand by you forever.
I know you can do it.
God bless you and your family.
10/27/2012 | 08:28 PM
Fantastic match, aujourd'hui!
Congratulations for another Basel final.
Good luck agasint DP tomorrow, don't stop until you touch that trophy.
This is your house.