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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 | 05:06 PM
I'm so proud of you!! Congratulations, my Champ! I know this means a lot to you and you deserved it all the way. It was frustrating not being able to see you play, but I'll be watching all the way in Paris. Good Luck!!
10/28/2007 | 05:04 PM
I don't know what was wrong with you today you seemed frustrated and out of sorts but nevertheless you did enough to win - congratulations and best of all you remain number one in the world at the year end. Well done. Good luck for the rest of the year a
10/28/2007 | 05:01 PM
Hi Roger,
Congart.on your win in your hometown, you played the first set really well the second?
any way keep it up,see you next wek in paris
God bless you.
10/28/2007 | 04:58 PM
You made it! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you winning there in your home town. I watched you on Eurosport.
10/28/2007 | 04:52 PM
Just watched you win in Basel!!Congratulations! You seemed a bit subdued but still won whilst playing no where near your best. Perhaps it was because you were at home and it means so much to you but you did it!!

Have a good rest before you start the ne
10/28/2007 | 04:51 PM
Roger I just saw your final this morning on eurosport.com and I was scared for only for a moment. I knew the tennis gods would not let you down plus you must have a wonderful Guardian Angel on your side also. I am so happy for you that you won your match
10/28/2007 | 02:33 PM
Hello fellow Roger fans! :)

If you liked the RF logo hats that Roger wore this year at Wimbledon and the USO, and can't seem to buy one - do check out the RF hats petition thread on the English ‘Roger Off Court’ forum here at RF.com (link: www.rogerfed
10/28/2007 | 01:37 PM
Dear Roger,

Congratulations on your win against Karlovic who is such a difficult opponent with his big serve.

Good luck in the final against Nieminen. Take care.

Love From Christinexx
10/28/2007 | 01:32 PM
Go, Roger!!!

^^Good luck^^
10/28/2007 | 01:21 PM
Great win Roger. Good Luck against Nieminen today.
Take care.
Love Joyce. X
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