October 25th, 2018 -- Basel, Switzerland

 

Eight-time Swiss Indoor Champion scored another win today against Jan-Lennard Struff. Needing just two sets, Roger won the match 6-3, 7-5 and now has a 10-0 set record against the German.

 

"I was ready for Struff to come out and swing. I didn't know how aggressive he was going to play or how much serve and volley he was going to do. But unfortunately, I didn't have the best first two service games. But he also played well, I must say. He connected well, he came out with a plan and it worked for him," Roger said. "I'm happy that I improved after a rocky, slow start today, to play well after that. I think the crowd was really into it. They were excited that I came back from being a break down. I'm excited for the next round, so I'm actually quite happy how I'm playing right now."

 

Roger has now won 17 matches in a row in Basel. He is two matches away from his 14th final in his hometown tournament.