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Roger fights back in style

22.11.2009 | Tennis

It took Roger just under two hours on the opening night at the ATP World Tour Finals to defeat Fernando Verdasco 4-6, 7-5, 6-1.

 

Roger did not find his rhythm in the starting phase of the match. He opened with a double fault and did not win a single point in his opening game. He had trouble coping with Verdasco's sliced serves at first. But Roger committed a lot less unforced errors in the second set and he finally had break-points himself at the very end of the second set - which he made use of straight away. He then carried on the Federer-way: taking the next five games and finally the match in masterly style.

 

Roger will play his next match on Tuesday against Andy Murray who won his opening match against del Potro.

 

 
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11/25/2009 | 01:14 AM
Yes - we did it, it was tough but Murray now knows who the boss is. Congrats Roger, get some rest and prepare for the semis. This cup is all yours.
11/25/2009 | 12:59 AM
Double consolidated break for Roger, the match is urs, within reach. Keep roaring like a wounded lion Rogerm, u r already in the semis. U tamed that loud mouthed Andy. Go Roger!
11/25/2009 | 12:52 AM
Comeon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Roger breaks to lead 2-1 God pls let him consolidate and maintain his serve, that's all he needs.
11/25/2009 | 12:47 AM
Dear Roger
You should have some time to read how your devoted fans comment during the match! I am so proud of you, dear friends (lux-lady, boting, and a lot of others) you are great! I could not see the match after 3:1, till it was 5:1, but I am so happy
11/25/2009 | 12:42 AM
SIMPLY, THE BEST!!!!!
11/25/2009 | 12:40 AM
**amazon
Roger has a great chance to be in the semis but I think he must win a set against delpo to be sure. It depends on what happens in the other matches from now on.
11/25/2009 | 12:38 AM
VAAAMOS ROGER!!! #1 SIEEMPRE!!!

Very good match Roger, pls go for the title.

Thanks for all this year, hope next year will be even better.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
11/25/2009 | 12:37 AM
Just got back from school and Roger is still battling it out with Murray, hope he plays better in the 3rd and shut Murray up. Can't stand him at all. Go Roger go.
11/25/2009 | 12:37 AM
MAESTRO!Last 2 sets were great!Just stay healthy and everything will be allright:)
11/25/2009 | 12:33 AM
Roger,

congratulations about your winning today and yeaterday, and because you ended the year, again as No.1. You are not only No. 1, you are simply the best !!!! Congratualtionas again.

Regards.
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