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Roger through to semis!

09.11.2013 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger booked a spot in the semis of the ATP World Tour Finals after a 4-6, 7-6(2), 7-5 win over Juan Martin del Potro today.

 

Roger had difficulties returning del Potro's serves in the beginning and simply committed too many errors in the opening set - letting the Argentinian take a 5-1 lead and eventually the set. In the second set, Roger fell a break behind again but this time, he managed to level at 3-3. Roger later played an excellent tie-breaker to level in sets. But our champ lost the momentum in the decider as he let his opponent open up a 3-0 advantage. But once again, Roger came back full blast, finding his way into the match not only levelling but scoring another late break to go up 6-5 and then closing out the match with his 10th ace.

Roger will meet Rafael Nadal in the semis tomorrow at 2 p.m.

 
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11/10/2013 | 01:11 PM
I'm feeling very nervous for today's match. I'm not ready for another wild rollercoaster ride. Lets hope for the better.
11/10/2013 | 01:10 PM
I'm not sure, but I believe Roger was practising on Center Court just a while ago, before the doubles match was due to start.
11/10/2013 | 01:10 PM
I'm so glad Roger got it together and won yesterday. I was bit worried when we was venting his anger in his Swiss German...looked so annoyed.

Any idea what he was saying???
11/10/2013 | 01:04 PM
Arre the practise courts exactly the same composition as the competition court?
11/10/2013 | 01:03 PM
Yes I saw him. I think he was good as Rafa and yesterday he mimicked Andy Murray perfectly!
11/10/2013 | 12:59 PM
@Fancyfree,

He's on right now! I'm most impressed with his impression of John McEnroe. Perfect American accent and McEnroe's intonation! I wish he'd go "you CANNOT be serious!"
11/10/2013 | 12:56 PM
Roger isn't going to be tired today or tomorrow. Winning is what it's all about now.
As he says, he longer feels a pressure to win, and is just going into these games with a curiosity and a deep desire to win, before consolidating for 2014 in December.

I'm very optimistic about seeing a relaxed Roger ready to express his art!
11/10/2013 | 12:56 PM
Roger's sparring partner was Sam Butler who is an up and coming 18 year old British guy. He's a leftie ..... The impressionist is on shortly!
11/10/2013 | 12:55 PM
@ FANCYFREE

thanks for the very valuable information which allowed me to watch a bit of that training session!

ALLEZ FEDERER !!!
11/10/2013 | 12:51 PM
That British player Roger was playing with looked a bit like Josh Berry (the tennis player impressionist who also plays Tennis himself - gotta see his impressions of Nadal, Gasquet, Del Po, Djokovic etc!), but I suppose it wasn't him.