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27.10.2007 | Tennis

Roger will take a 7-0 record and the fervent support of a sellout hometown crowd into his Sunday final with Jarkko Nieminen at the Swiss Indoors.

 

"It's an almost perfect scenario," said Roger as he looked ahead to Sunday's final. "I'm really happy with how the week has gone after a bit of a scare in the first round."

"Today's match was a lot like my (7-6 7-6) match against Karlovic in Montreal with very few chances to break. Now I just hope the home crowd can help push me to the finish tomorrow."

 

Roger held his nerve in a steady win over huge-serving Ivo Karlovic, holding the Croatian to just 16 aces to advance 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-5) in today’s semi-final. He will next meet Finland's Jarkko Nieminen, who earlier had posted a 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 triumph over Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus.

 

"Roger's the favourite in every match he plays," said Nieminen. "I have lost to him seven times so I'm going in with no pressure. I have nothing to lose. I'll give my best and hopefully the match will go well for me.”

 

Roger will be looking to reinforce home pride as he bids for a seventh title of 2007 from 11 finals this season.

 
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10/28/2007 | 09:42 PM
Roger! You are on a roll. Good luck in the finals. You will be super! Yay for being #1!!!
10/28/2007 | 09:13 PM
Dearest Roger!
Congratulations on winning Davidoff Swiss Indoors ! It wasn't an easy tournament for you, but you made a great effort to win it in front of your home crowd! Just amazing!
You are a great champion and you are a real inspiration for us!
10/28/2007 | 08:54 PM
King Roger,
Iam very sory about my bad english , I still taking course in english .
10/28/2007 | 08:48 PM
Hi Roger .
my congratulation my dear .
I am very happy today because you win the final in your country.
Iam proud of you.
Iam the most egyptian encouraging you.
take care Roger. see you . I hope to see you
10/28/2007 | 06:29 PM
Big congratulations ROGER! Nice winning!
Its great - too many records during one day!
And 200 consecutive weeks (and more!) as number ONE is inevitable now!
You are the best!
Good luck in Paris!
Anna
10/28/2007 | 06:27 PM
Great News! World Number One again - you are simply the BEST
10/28/2007 | 06:23 PM
my dear roger ,
my cogratulation.its avery good match .i was having avery happy feeling when you win
take care
10/28/2007 | 06:18 PM
Now That we all know thatyou have taken the swiss title thus clinching the No. 1 spot for 4th cosecutive year please accept my congratulations and all the best for the next 2 matches.

sadhu
10/28/2007 | 06:13 PM
Dear Roger,

Congratulations on your win against Nieminen in your hometown of Basel making it even more special. Unfortunately Eurosport did not show the presentation.

Good luck in Paris. Take care.

Love From Christinexx
10/28/2007 | 05:19 PM
Hats off to you Roger: you won, then showed us all what a class act you are in your winners speech. What a champ. We're immensely proud of you. Jarkko's also a great guy.
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