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Roger upset by Berdych

31.03.2010 | Tennis

Roger had to admit a defeat against Czech Tomas Berdych in Miami on Tuesday, losing a tight match 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-7(6).

 

"It's no secret that I struggled the last five matches I played in the States," Roger said. "I fought, and tried everything I could, but my game is lacking something right now. I'm lacking timing. I had so many chances, but I never felt great all night. When I don't play my best, it's hard to judge my opponent, but I knew the danger. This only fuels my desire to go to the practice courts and figure out what's wrong, and get better."

 

Roger had beaten Berdych in eight of their previous nine encounters but paid the penalty for an error-strewn display in which he could only convert two of 12 break point opportunities. After a rather unspectacular first set which Berdych eventually won, Roger could only close the second in the tie-break after having failed to make use of his nine break points. The two players met on the same level once again, breaking and re-breaking, with Roger eventually facing the first match-point of the match at 6-5 in the decider. After a successful challenge on the side of the Czech and another match-point for Roger in the tie-break, our champ eventually had to face the three-set defeat.

 

Roger will now head back to Europe, where the Internazionali BNL d'Italia start towards the end of April.

 
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14.04.2010 | 22:52
Good try Roger. Maybe you should hit the practice courts for a few sessions, just to see what's wrong, like you said.
Love you
13.04.2010 | 18:54
Rog
Of course folks will understand. You have been dedicated to tennis for so long. Skipping Monte Carlo for some "honeymoon" time, which you and Mirka missed last year, is well deserved.
13.04.2010 | 18:22
Erratum: Should be "yours of april 12"
13.04.2010 | 18:18
**jjfromUK**

Thanks for your beautiful words...
My humble reply to yours of april 4 :

...And yes, we are thankful
that God gave him a heart
big enough to love us all...

And in return we hold him dear
wish him well and trust him...

We pray
13.04.2010 | 17:49
Roger, I miss you sooooooooooo much!!!!!!! Like a crazy.

JJ, I like your poems. They are very nice. Thanks for cheering us up.
13.04.2010 | 16:13
Hi, Roger - It was great to see you & Mirka meeting up with Elin (& Charlie). I'm sure she appreciates your support. .... All the best on clay!

Linda
13.04.2010 | 11:25
Give them their due
They're trying hard
to put me in my place

Eight weeks to touchdown
Will they ever wear my crown?
But, of course, that's no disgrace

And as for the greats, well
They were all greats

That's why I keep running
There's just
13.04.2010 | 06:44
Dear Roger and Mirka,
This is a belated wish:
Happy ANNIVERSARY.
Best wish for you.
13.04.2010 | 03:05
JJfromUK***You are really talented with your rhymes. I love to see them so keep it up. I do wish we knew where Roger is and when he will be playing again. I read where he and Mirka had lunch with Elin, Tiger Woods' wife. I thought that was kind of nice. G
12.04.2010 | 23:01
Hi guys ,

Check out Shakira's new music video on youtube , featuring Rafa , yes you heard me!!
I knew she had a crush on him ever since they met , I have to admit , the video is pretty hot stuff !!!
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