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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 | 01:15 AM
F-A-N-S!!!!!!!!!!!!

WATCH 'BASEL' MATCHES **LIVE** on this WEBsite:

http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/ver/247.1/popup/index.php?cl=4582024
10/24/2007 | 01:13 AM
Congratulations! You deserve it! Go ahead and many successes!
10/24/2007 | 12:51 AM
Hi Huesito, great start!!!! so bad i couldn´t see the match, but still happy to see you´re back champ!

Kisses
10/24/2007 | 12:20 AM
congratulation roger,,,keep it up, u r the best
10/24/2007 | 12:20 AM
Well Done Roger

Keep it going........
10/24/2007 | 12:14 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! AND COME ON CHAMPION!!!!!
BEST WISHES
GABRIELA LAFFARGUE
BUENOS AIRES
ARGENTINA
10/24/2007 | 12:03 AM
Hi Roger,
The Tennis Angel gave us a link so we fans could watch your match live:) It takes very little to make most of us happy, you are enough! Good luck on Wednesday,
Debra
10/23/2007 | 11:52 PM
Roger, good job fighting your way thru to win the match today. Glad you have a day of rest… to put you ‘back on track’ for Thursday. We will be right here cheering you on-C’mon babe!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. I’ve been browsing thru the “Davidoff Swiss Indoors sit
10/23/2007 | 11:51 PM
Hello Roger,

Congratulations on winning your first match is Basel! Forget Madrid, now it's time to focus on this Swiss Gig, and so far so good. Nothing like playing one tennis ball at a time! Always try to improve, never take anything for granted.
Hop
10/23/2007 | 11:37 PM
Dear Roger,

As sweet as swiss chocolate!!!If only the children had realised the video had stopped before the last ball was struck!!good luck for the rest of the weekxxx