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Through in three sets

14.03.2013 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Your correspondent gave up watching this ‘battle of the Swiss’ on a live feed from Indian Wells when Roger was 6-3 and 3-1 thinking (at 01.30 cet) that our champ was in control and all was well with the natural order of Swiss tennis. How wrong (as tennis proves again and again) can one be. Roger took Wawrinka to 5-4 in the second set and seemed to be comfortable but then he was broken to love and Wawrinka took the set 7-6(7) in fine style. Roger went on to take the 3rd set 7-5 when Warinka netted a forehand.

“Today it was extremely close again," our champ told reporters after coming good in a seesaw contest lasting two hours 20 minutes. "He usually plays me pretty good actually overall. Okay, I should maybe close it out in the second set, but he did well to stay in it. In the end, I don't know what gets me through. Maybe it's the experience or maybe I'm a bit more calm in those moments. I'm not sure. Today I think I was a little lucky to come through it in the end," added Roger.

Our champ has now set up a much anticipated quarter final clash with the Spanish whirlwind Nadal -  it will be their first meeting in 12 months when Roger beat Nadal in the semi-finals of the same tournament.

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03/15/2013 | 04:39 AM
Bad verformance today....:(
03/15/2013 | 04:38 AM
03/15/2013 | 04:36 AM
After the two month break Roger will be back !!!!
03/15/2013 | 04:33 AM
It is obvious that every time when this singer is in Federers box he loses
his matches...
03/15/2013 | 04:32 AM
"Injured Knee"? He has been saying that throughout his career... People (except his fans) stopped paying attention to his excuses. He just wants to lower the expectations and play as an underdog with that injury tagline.
03/15/2013 | 04:30 AM
He is not giving up so why are you guys?
03/15/2013 | 04:29 AM
Of course, Win is Win, Lose is Lose, but Rog, I admire your fighting spirit, even when probably you are not feeling well; RN is certainly one to respect. My Champ, insist and complete the match, whatever the result will be.
03/15/2013 | 04:28 AM
I meant Federer isn't in the best form at all....

well he just has a one break of serve back, maybe a comeback....slim, but possible
03/15/2013 | 04:27 AM
Very hard to play with such a nausty injury feel se sorry for Fed.
03/15/2013 | 04:24 AM
You are right BOTING :(