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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 | 06:47 AM
congrats roger!
stay healthy! 0,o
10/28/2007 | 06:30 AM
Best of luck against Nieminen tomorrow.

Raj
10/28/2007 | 05:46 AM
Roger,

Just wanted to wish you a super fantastic day tomorrow. It will be very special for you to win in your hometown as you secure the # 1 ranking for the fourth consecutive year. The atmosphere there is awesome and you look so happy too. Looking fo
10/28/2007 | 04:20 AM
Good luck for you final !!!
10/28/2007 | 03:55 AM
Oh Roger...sometimes your brilliance scares me.
10/28/2007 | 03:39 AM
Roger congrats and good luck in next round
10/28/2007 | 02:56 AM
Woao, Get rest :-( here the match is going to be at midnight but is nice knowing that you won! Good luck tomorrow champ

Kisses papito!!!
10/28/2007 | 02:47 AM
Huesito, it´s great the way you are playing GOD!!!!!

Good Luck in the finals if i have luck i´ll be able to see the final.

Besos mi Campeón!!!!!!
10/28/2007 | 02:23 AM
you had play really good
i now it was a difficult game today, but you deserve to win
congratulations
10/28/2007 | 02:00 AM
Hello Roger
Unfortumately, we were not able to watch your match against. Karlovic. However, all reports say that you played brilliantly[I knew that you would!] surviving 'bullets' being fired at you.
Now you have beaten him on all surfaces--you are afte