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The perfect final

26.10.2008 | Tennis

Roger won the Swiss Indoors in Basel, his hometown tournament, for the third straight year! He beat second-seeded David Nalbandian of Argentina 6-3, 6-4.


It is the 57th career title for Roger, who rifled eight aces and broke Nalbandian once in each set. He never allowed Nalbandian a break chance. "Things are back into a groove the way I like it. I'm happy with the way I'm playing," Roger said. "It feels great to win at home. Once you had it you want more of it and you want to do it over and over again." Nalbandian said Roger's performance was among the best he has faced in their long rivalry that began as juniors. Roger always kept the pressure high and showed an almost perfect match. He was extremely happy with his performance.


Also a finalist in 2000 and 2001, our champ extended his winning streak to 15 matches at this hard court tournament. It is also his fourth title of the season. He is 4-4 in finals this season and 63-13 overall.


The celebrations with Roger's family and friends as well as in the sponsor's lounges were great and Roger is off to a well deserved rest. He doesn't know whether he will be playing in the Paris Masters starting Monday, where he is seeded No. 2 behind Rafael Nadal and has a first-round bye. "I'm feeling sort of OK right now, but we'll see how I feel tomorrow."

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10/27/2008 | 11:38 AM
Congrats Roger on your hatrick in your home town! Wish I could have seen your brilliant tennis
10/27/2008 | 11:34 AM
Roger... you are simply fantastic...
a spectacular match... The way you are playing is near perfection..
After the difficulties of the beginning of this season, you deserved such a success in your home...
Good luck, my champion!

Your fan forever
10/27/2008 | 11:29 AM
.....over and over again and again.....
10/27/2008 | 11:23 AM
A hatrick. Congratulations, dear Roger on your 57th title!!!

Don't stop there - you are in a winning groove. Your play was perfect, and you looked so happy and enjoying every moment, which makes us fans happy as well.
Go Roger! Rest this week, or play
10/27/2008 | 11:19 AM
The match yesterday was just superb!!! Glorious!!! as the commentary guy said:"phenomenal!!! that's more like the Roger we know & we love"

Roger, u just don't know how proud we were yesterday... this is probably one of the best performances ever of the
10/27/2008 | 11:17 AM
exelent work!i love to hear good news from roger!
keep up the good work :)
10/27/2008 | 11:17 AM
***Hughsie (Margaret)
Thanks for the info about how you get to see Roger's matches...you are so lucky to have a neighbour like that!
Thanks also for suggesting the goroger.net site to view highlights of Basle final....will go soon!

Thanks f
10/27/2008 | 11:09 AM
roger, u did it again!u have no idea how proud we and elated we r!!! enjoy your victory and have some fun!!! we always love u!!!
10/27/2008 | 11:07 AM
What a beautiful game dear Roger!
We are so happy as well:)
We love You! You are The Best Player (The Number One Forever and Ever!)
C'mooon!Just do it!

10/27/2008 | 11:03 AM
well done!!! Roger well done!!!....you make me happy.