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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 | 05:11 PM
Bravo Roger!
What a lucky trophy!

I hope you feel as great as you look and we will see you next week as you start working on your Parisian citizenship!

Love you so much, Rogi!

10/26/2008 | 05:08 PM
Goodbye everyone!
10/26/2008 | 05:07 PM
Guess I just couldn't leave a minute ago, had to see Roger get the trophy.
And no wonder I didn't understand it mary! lol Spanish and english are my only languages.
Wow, the happiness in his eyes is soo beautiful, it makes me swell up.
10/26/2008 | 05:04 PM

It's Swiss-German. Pretty strong dialect to my ear.

***Kuetscheuk, maybe you can give us a translation later? Hope you got to see it live!

10/26/2008 | 05:04 PM
Congratulations, dear Roger!

Beautiful win! I'm so happy for you and your hometown crowd! How happy you must be! I wish I were there to share this happiness! But I'm sending you my best love and wishes.

Thank you for winning it again and just enj
10/26/2008 | 05:03 PM
CONGRATULATIONS dear Roger on your win !!!
3 win in a row in Basel. This is FANTASTIC !
GRAET match today against Nalbandian. BRILLIANT play. You were AMAZING !!!
You deserve this home trophy.

Enjoy your win and be happy
10/26/2008 | 05:01 PM
WoW Roger
Congrate very Cool
go go go for Paris
i love you
10/26/2008 | 05:00 PM
how much gladness is in his eyes just take a look. amazing to feel it.
10/26/2008 | 05:00 PM
Goodbye everyone! Thanks for sharing the excitement and joy of watching our champ with me! Until Paris, goodbye!
10/26/2008 | 05:00 PM
Dear Roger,
What an easy victory against a hard opponent! You were definitely in the zone today. I am so happy for you winning at home. The fans there must be ecstatic. On to Paris, I hope???