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A successful start

23.10.2007 | Tennis

Roger shifted his impeccable tennis back on course, but had to survive a scare from Germany’s Michael Berrer (ATP 56) to reach the second round of the Swiss Indoors in Basel today: 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.


Against Berrer, Roger ran out a pair of love games to start and concluded the rapid-fire opening set in 21 minutes with a clean forehand into the corner. But that was where the tide turned, with Berrer finding a surprise 4-0 lead in the second set with our star able to break back only once, in the fifth game. Roger dropped the set but then stepped up a gear in the third, securing the 4-2 break and finally the set.


"I'm through to the second round and I have a day off on Wednesday," said Roger after his victory against Berrer, hulking 100kg and 1.90 metres, wondering what all the fuss was about. "It couldn't be better."

He will next meet Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro or the American Michael Russell.


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10/24/2007 | 10:45 PM

Good job! Not your best, but good. Good luck in the second round, and enjoy your day off the court. Lots of love from Ohio!!!

10/24/2007 | 08:25 PM
On your day off:

Are you mad at S. Wawrinka? Or… are you happy?
And… do you wish to meet him in semis IN Basel????
Wouldn't that be a strange situation for the public?

Mixed feelings?
10/24/2007 | 08:23 PM
congrats!! sorry i can´t watch it but i support you always
10/24/2007 | 07:49 PM
Bravissimo!! Adesso vai avanti così!!! Dimostra alla tua città e a tutti chi sei!!! Il numero uno!! SIMPLY THE BEST!!! kissessssss... Serena
10/24/2007 | 07:38 PM
Congrats! way 2 go!
10/24/2007 | 05:52 PM
The best proof that even if No. 1, you have to pay great attention and concentration even against ATP 56. Eventually, that`s what makes you No.1 : the way you literally dealed with it ! Keep on running !
Best regards, Adi
10/24/2007 | 05:45 PM
Go Roger go
we're waiting for the title
10/24/2007 | 04:30 PM
10/24/2007 | 04:04 PM
Congrats Rog on having a good start, it takes time to get used to the surface. Have a day off and be ready tomorrow. Good luck. You can do it!
10/24/2007 | 03:23 PM
Good going Roger!
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