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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.

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11/08/2012 | 09:57 PM
Gongratulations Champ!
Another Record!
You Are The Man!
Bravooooo Maestro!
Go on Rog!
11/08/2012 | 09:53 PM
Dear Roger:

Congratulations - 41st victory at the season ending championships;
and RECORDS 70th win of 2012. I am very happy you are N. 1 forever !

Next up: DelPo - WIPE HIM OUT please !!!

MAESTRO, you are our inspiration, I am eager to see you
lift the trophy on Sunday, go for the Championship go !!!

TONS OF LOVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TONS OF LOVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TONS OF LOVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TONS OF LOVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GOD bless you always !!!
11/08/2012 | 09:40 PM
Roger Bravo! I look forward to the semi-finals! Good luck! Anna
11/08/2012 | 09:38 PM
Roger, congratulations for making it to another semi final, I feel so honoured to see you play again.

Thank you for autographing my paper for me, you have made an 'old girl' really happy.

Good luck for the rest of the tournament, I would love to see you win this tournament again.

Love you always, you will always be my number one.
11/08/2012 | 09:30 PM
AMAZING VICTORY ROGER, CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am overjoyous to see you in perfect tip top shape playing your beautiful indoor tennis that NOBODY can match. Keep it going!!
11/08/2012 | 09:29 PM
Keep up the good work! Good Luck against DelPo , get him this time!
11/08/2012 | 09:24 PM
Bravo, dear Roger, what play, strategy, determination and heart! Ferrer has been playing really well--he always had te get-go and heart--but you certainly dampened things down, while your "amazing grace" game made the heart joyous! It is there, your intent for this ATP Cup: hold on to that, always, and to your delight in play, and to never giving in. You are, after all these years, the greatest news and power and glory of men's tennis! Godbless, and luck too, and all my positive wishes for you!
11/08/2012 | 09:16 PM
“I think Roger Federer is everything but lucky. People see him play this flawless tennis and saying, ‘Oh, life is so easy for Roger, he’s so talented.’ He is talented, but there’s so much work behind that. The fact that he was born with that magic hand of his is a plus.”—Janko Tipsarevic
and that's ROGER in the eyes of his competitors
11/08/2012 | 08:49 PM
Dear Roger!!! It was great match. You were great. You are great. Always.
Thank you)))))
with love, Aleksandra
11/08/2012 | 08:48 PM
Good Job Maestro :D Let's Go For The Semis :D Good Luck
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