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Next victory over Karlovic

31.10.2007 | Tennis

Roger was once again able to defeat Croat Ivo Karlovic, although he needed a third set this time: 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. He will now meet David Nalbandian in the next round of the Paris Masters.

 

"It was not easy but I had a lot more opportunities than in Basel and I played well at times," Roger said after the match.

 

Roger broke in the sixth game of the first set and went on to take it with a forehand winner after 35 minutes. Karlovic fought back in the second set, earning three set points in its 1Oth game. Roger saved two but hit a forehand long on the third. An early break in the decisive set helped our star regain control and he stayed on top until Karlovic, who fired 16 aces to bring his 2007 total to an amazing 1,318, bowed out by missing a drop shot on the first match point.

 
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11/01/2007 | 08:55 AM
Something went wrong with my message. Just want you to know that I'm so proud of you. Karlovic is not an easy opponent, but you pulled it off. Now you have a chance to show Nalbandian that MAdrid was a mistake. Go for it, Roger, don't lose your concentra
11/01/2007 | 08:53 AM
Dearest Roger,
Your next match might be tough, but I'm sure you will prevail, because you are the one and only king that deserves the name. God bless You! We fans are always with you, whereever youare!

With much love as always.
Your Japanese fan.
11/01/2007 | 08:51 AM
11/01/2007 | 08:48 AM
congrats roger!
good luck on your next match..
stay healthy! 0,o
11/01/2007 | 08:47 AM
fire Nalbandian in the next match
11/01/2007 | 08:46 AM
Gr8! Take the revenge against Nalbandian
11/01/2007 | 08:37 AM
good..
now it's against nalbandian..good luck roger
11/01/2007 | 08:12 AM
Oh Roggy what happened yesterday night against Big Karlo, U forgot the scoreline at the end of 2 set. It wasn't happened before so i was bit surprised but u played really well against him. Now it's Nalbandian next, so Good Luck 4 it
11/01/2007 | 07:45 AM
I thought Roger only lost the second set because he seemed to have forgotten the score?!?!?!?! Anyway, what a tought draw! Off-course you can win this BUT I don't know if it worth your while. Rather concentrate on Shanghai. You are one of the few players
11/01/2007 | 07:27 AM
Congratulations Roger!
I'm sure you can beat Nalbadian tonight
I'll cheer for you

Go Roger!