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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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03/14/2013 | 10:43 PM
I thought you hurt the back in the 2nd set. An equipment called total gym can help. It trains you aerobically, stretches the muscles and increases your strength all at once while being low impact on joints. It uses your body weight can add weights also. Your muscles learn to functions together thus spreading the loading out away from the injured or weakened area. Chuck Norris advertises Total Gym. Look into it with your fitness experts. It helped me more than the gym fitness and strength
03/14/2013 | 10:23 PM
Did not watch the match or followed live-score. Today I tentatively checked atps website.


Hoping your back will not hamper you today. Sure wish you had a day in between matches. I will be praying for you.
03/14/2013 | 10:19 PM
BOTING: On which comment of mine did you reply NOT and why??

CHIEKO89: I completely agree with you. Nice comment.
03/14/2013 | 08:56 PM
Very tough match Roger, Stan did very well to hang in there. I hope your back is alright!! Can't wait for tonight's match against Rafa and the celebration when you win! GO!!!!!
03/14/2013 | 08:46 PM
1-❤That was great Roger! Well done. Stan was possessed but you prevailed! You displayed amazing tennis and mental strength. Keep it up, keep going!

I hope your back is feeling better. Drink naturally brewed green tea sweetened with honey before the match, that'll give you a lot of energy, besides it has many healthy benefits.
03/14/2013 | 08:46 PM
2-All the best for the semis! Have a good match. Believe! Keep maximum focus at all times! Fight! Remember that no matter what you can find the way. Have massive self love. You can do it Roger!

Take care my beautiful treasure. Enjoy, this is going to be a lot of fun.

I love you so much Roger!...
:) xoxoxoxoxoxo

\(^o^)/ Come on!!! ★

03/14/2013 | 08:45 PM
Agree Roger, you were a little lucky to get through yesterday. Stan always tries his best vs you, as he should as a true sportsman, just like you.

Concern about your back, and hope you will be ok for today's hyped classic match, hope you will not hurt yourself further and can come through well. Take care champ, blessings to you!
03/14/2013 | 08:22 PM
I have been so proud of being your fan. I know you always tried your best. Even when you are hurting and aching, you seldom talked about it or give excused. Your health is of paramount importance to all of us who care and love you. Please take care and play within your wonderful self. I have faith good thing will prevail. In the long run, the world will know even more how honest and noble an athlete you have been. The best in the upcoming match. I shall be there like many supporting you
03/14/2013 | 08:21 PM
Good luck for today!!! I will be supporting - NEVER criticising - just supporting as a true fan should!

We love you Rog

03/14/2013 | 08:05 PM
Well roger, time to be pedestrian is over, now is time to play your god like tennis and stay focused the whole game. Last year you had some scares in the first three matches but then adapted and played awesome the last three matches without giving up sets. Time to repeat and make history in the dessert, always cheering best of lucks.