Roger was voted ATPWorldTour.com Fan Favorite for a 16th year in a row!
“I can’t thank you enough. It's your support and people consistently coming to watch my matches that keeps me on tour! It’s been an amazing ride. I’ve loved every minute on the tour and you’ve been there every step of the way.”
November 3, 2018 -- Paris, France
In a thrilling Quarterfinal matchup at the Rolex Paris Masters, Roger took the court against the always tough Novak Djokovic in hopes of getting one step closer to his 100th title.
The Serbian stepped onto the court with 21 straight wins under his belt as he put the pressure on Roger right from the start blasting back answers for every shot the Swiss number 2 player had.
Djokovic beat Roger in a thrilling 3rd set 7-6(6), 5-7, 7-6(3) and will return to the top spot on the ATP Rankings for the first time in two years. Unfortunately, based on points, it does not look like Roger will be able to take the number 1 spot as the 2018 season comes to a close.
Roger will be competing at the Nitto ATP Finals which take place in London next week. He is in the Lleyton Hewitt group along with Kevin Anderson, Kei Nishikori and Dominic Thiem. Play begins on November 11th and Roger will face Kei Nishikori in his first match.
November 1, 2018 -- Paris, France
Roger played his first match today against Fabio Fognini at the Rolex Paris Masters. While neither looked to be playing lights out tennis, Roger did what he needed to find enough of a rhythm to advance to the Quarterfinals. Winning 6-4, 6-3, Roger now has a 4-0 record against the Italian player.
"I think both of us were far from our best, but we fought with what we had and at the end I think I maybe served a bit better in the important moments than Fabio did. Off the baseline, it was tough. He takes the ball early and can really redirect really well. But I’m very happy because it means I’m moving on in the tournament."
With 27 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles under his belt, the Swiss Star is looking to win his 100th title here in Paris.
October 31, 2018 -- Paris, France
Roger finds himself already into the Round of 16 at the Rolex Paris Masters 1000 today without even having played a single match. He received a walkover win from Canadian Milos Raonic today. The walkover puts him against the always feisty Italian, Fabio Fognini, who he will face on Thursday.
Rafael Nadal also withdrew from the tournament on Wednesday.
October 28, 2018 -- Basel, Switzerland
On Sunday in front of a hometown crowd, Roger won his 99th career title and won the Swiss Indoors Basel for the 9th time.
Having not played his best all week, Roger faced a player having one of the best tournaments of his career, Marius Copil, in the final match. The Romanian showed up for battle and took it to Roger early, but the Swiss Star proved his experience to reign supreme as he forced the first set to a tie-breaker and managed to capture the match 7-6(5), 6-4.
"To come through and win again here in my hometown, never knowing if this might be your last time that you had the opportunity to play a final, maybe win for the last time here in my city, it obviously means a lot to me and it becomes very emotional," said Roger.
Roger now has collected 4 titles this year and is just one title away from 100. “This win here in Basel means the world to me. It makes me so happy to win in front of my home crowd and make them happy in a way. It was a fantastic week.”