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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 | 12:41 AM
DEAR ROGER
Nice,great match today !!!!!!!!
Thanks :)
good luck tomorrow
much love
10/28/2007 | 12:39 AM
great News Roger! So pleased and happy you are in the final.
All the best
Marie / Australia
xxx
10/28/2007 | 12:29 AM
Hee Smilling beauty,
Exiting match, wow Karlovic has one off the best serve i've ever seen. He was dangerous good tonight. Brbrbr, he made me a bit nervous with his strong play... i just wanted him of that court...
But there was you on the other side of
10/28/2007 | 12:26 AM
goooooooooo u can do it
10/28/2007 | 12:23 AM
Great job against Ivo! Good Luck tomorrow and hopefully, you'll get that #1 spot secured!!!
10/28/2007 | 12:05 AM
Hi Roger,

Very well done to reach the Basel final! A tight match against Karlovic, but when it counted the most, you delivered: awesome!

Now one more match to go against Jarkko. He's a Finn just like me, so I feel really torn up who to root for in t
10/28/2007 | 12:05 AM
Well done Roger!

How appropiate to have the chance to finish the year as World #1 for the fourth time at your home tournament. Good luck for tomorrow and good health for Paris and the year end Masters.

Moranzt
10/27/2007 | 11:59 PM
Congratulations being in the Swiss indoor final!! AND most likely will finish at number 1!!!! We love you!!!
Adrienne
10/27/2007 | 11:49 PM
Dear Roger,
You are BIGGER than him .....in TENNIS!
Congratulations Roger and thank you for showing that cool and calm attitude on the field again!
Best of luck in the final, and I hope you win and can take that week off to rest, so you are more than
10/27/2007 | 11:48 PM
Good luck tomorrow!!!