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Hattrick in Basel?

25.10.2008 | Tennis

Roger will play the final 'at home' tomorrow after an impressive 6-3, 6-2 victory against Spain's Felicano Lopez in 61 minutes.

 

He is aiming to complete a hat-trick after winning the last two editions at the event where he got his start in the game as a ballboy. "I had a bit of difficulty at the start," acknowledged Roger. "But then I found my rhythm and my serve was working even better than normal so I'm really happy about that."

 

Our champ will be facing off David Nalbandian on Sunday - a rival who has given him a fair amount of trouble during his career, with Roger holding a 9-8 advantage in their series stretching to 2002. "It's true he has a good record against me and he's also one of the few players to have been to at least the semi-finals of every Grand Slam event. It should be a lot of fun on Sunday."

 

Roger faced two break points in his second service game against Feliciano Lopez today but defended them with ease. He then went on in perfect manner, hitting a total of 15 aces and breaking Lopez three times to complete his seventh win in seven matches against the Spaniard.

 

 
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10/26/2008 | 05:26 PM
congo roger on winning ...luv u
10/26/2008 | 05:25 PM
Dear Roger,
Congratulate, the today's game was a big joy, liked your cheerful, joyful declaration. The deserved relaxation may come.
Good recreation, I hope for it this victory causes many joys psychically.
with a greeting
Juli
10/26/2008 | 05:22 PM
Well done Roger !!!!!!!! see you can still play right at the top. Seeing you play today was the roger of 2007 !!!! you are back and ready to regain your no1 spot in 2009. Best of luck in Paris & the Masters cup . Go Roger Go xxxxxxxxxx Sharon & Mary
10/26/2008 | 05:20 PM
***brian999666, what a lovely post. I so enjoy watching these matches with such a true fan and sharp tennis eye!

Signing off--what a great day,
MC
10/26/2008 | 05:19 PM
Roger,you always our NO1
10/26/2008 | 05:16 PM
whew!!!! he looks so smashin cute!!! love u more rogi!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! knew u could do it!!!! ur the best!!! good luck in paris!!!

mwah!!!!

gwen xoxo (",)
10/26/2008 | 05:16 PM
***Tilou,

I'm beginning to think those black socks might be good luck!!

Wonderful to see Roger win on his home court!

I think I made out in the announcements that Roger had 59 aces and a bank sponsor donated a sum to the RF Foundation for every a
10/26/2008 | 05:14 PM
my heart's very glad to see you, feel you so happy and strong Roger. that Roger Federer is full of power, feelable his health, how amazing to feel this. it's like a tingle inside every time i see you in live stream and times like this even more, at the en
10/26/2008 | 05:13 PM
THANKYOU SO MUCH MY LORDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD~!!!!!!!!!

Congrat Roger!!!!!!!!!!

I am so Proud of you!!!

You are Tennis King Forever!!!!!!!!!!!!

your fan
Suk Tuen~ > 0 <
10/26/2008 | 05:12 PM
Dear Roger,in this year I remembair just a few really-rogerously great match that you played like in wimbledon or at us open final but this final was one of them.I could see you concentrating really and playing brilliant with brave rallies.Great one Roge
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