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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 | 12:26 PM
hi,roger.u r best of the bests.u r the king of tennis.best of luck in basel...........
10/24/2007 | 12:25 PM
hi,roger.u r best of the bests.u r the king of tennis.best of luck in basel...........
10/24/2007 | 10:06 AM
Dear Roger!

Congratulations. Don't worry much about the score . Keep going. We love you!
10/24/2007 | 09:31 AM
Well done, Roger! I know the first matches are often the hardest for you so i was glad to see you come through - you did give us a scare around the end of the second set (with the same score line as the madrid final!) but again, great to see you through.
10/24/2007 | 09:24 AM
Congraulations. Mabrouk.

You did very well. Please show us the best next match.
10/24/2007 | 09:22 AM
Dear Roger
I understand how much pressure you have because of being no. 1 and playing in your home . Please relax and enjoy your playing . Don't worry because you are the best . Good luck .
10/24/2007 | 09:21 AM
congrats roger!!!!!!!!
10/24/2007 | 09:19 AM
You played well . but that was one of your off days. life is a game of averages. All the best for future.
10/24/2007 | 09:08 AM
it was a fantastic match!congratulations roger! i am very proud of u and i hope this time you'll have the change to defeat nalbandian to revange fot the title lost in madrid! we're with you! stay focused!
10/24/2007 | 08:30 AM
I couldnt watch the match..its not telecast here in india...
But i can bet u will win the tournament!!!
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