• Members:
    348'239
    Users online:
    loading
 

News

 
RSS
 

Roger soars into semis

08.11.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger continued to lord it with a straight-sets victory over David Ferrer. The defending champion is the first man to confirm his passage into the knockout rounds, though he does still need to beat Juan Martin del Potro tomorrow to make sure that he finishes top of his group. While Group A has been tightly contested, Group B resembles the nearby landscape of South-East London, with Roger looming over his would-be rivals like the Shard. He proved that again on Thursday at the Barclays ATP tournament, beating David Ferrer 6-4, 7-6 and advancing to the semi-finals with a group match to spare despite struggling with his serve and scrambling to stay in the long rallies.

"I've been very successful over the years. Probably won most titles indoors, maybe more than all the other guys combined," said our champ, who called it a natural surface for him. "But that doesn't make me the best this week." Roger made only 53 percent of his first serves against Ferrer. And in his first two service games alone, he was forced to save six break points. But he did save them, and three others, while getting broken only once."I definitely needed a good second serve, especially in the first set," Roger said. "I didn't have that many serves in play the way I wanted to. Either the rhythm was off a bit or I wasn't pushing enough with the legs or whatever it might have been. Ferrer showed why he's so tough to beat. He makes you hit the extra shot. He makes it physical". You know that mentally he's not going to go anywhere." With the victory, Roger improved his record over Ferrer to 14-0. In 10 years of facing each other, Ferrer has won only three sets against the 17-time Grand Slam champion.Roger is looking for his seventh title at the season-ending event for the top eight players in the world. He is chasing his 3rd straight title at the O2 Arena.

 
Insert comment
Only registered users can insert comments. Please log in or create a new account.
 
Page 14 | 14
11/08/2012 | 05:37 PM
Dearest Roger,
Congratulations for this win and making the Semi. It was a very tight match, but you played great on important points. That's you!
Also, I saw on TV you received two awards. You were so handsome!
Best of luck against Delpo.
God bless you.
Keiko
11/08/2012 | 05:27 PM
Dear Roger: A nail bitter, almost like the presidential election, but in both my favorites came on top. I hope you do great against the gentle giant on your third round robin match. Lots of Love. Ranjolie.
11/08/2012 | 05:25 PM
Next great match!!! It was very exciting! I'm so looking forward to next match!!! GOO ROGER!!! GOO!!!
11/08/2012 | 05:25 PM
Fantastic win Roger Champ!
This was a tough one and yet you showed why you're a Maestro !
Way to go !
11/08/2012 | 05:23 PM
THANKS Roger!!!!! Thanks God!!!! Thanks, thanks and thanks!!!!! Congratulations for semifinals!!!! All the best against Del Potro and semifinals!!!!! Good luck Ro.....take care of your health, enjoy London; please, keep on motivated and fighter!!!! Go Ro!!!!! Sooo proud of you!!!!!
11/08/2012 | 05:23 PM
Hi Roger,
Congratulations for the win. David played well and you played better! An exciting match.
Anne
11/08/2012 | 05:23 PM
What a match...! Amazing! Great job, champ!
Thank you for all of this brilliant matches!!
11/08/2012 | 05:12 PM
What can I say more? You are the best and that' s it!. All the best, to you and to your wonderful family!
11/08/2012 | 05:09 PM
THANKS ROGER!!!SEMIFINALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Page 14 | 14