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Roger defeated in final

15.08.2010 | Tennis

Roger suffered a 5-7, 5-7 defeat against Andy Murray in a rain-affected final at the Rogers Cup in Toronto today.

 

He had to deal with a rough start against the Scot, falling back 0-3 with a double-break. Roger rallied, however, and over the course of the set clawed both breaks back with a mix of wonderful strokes and hard graft to level at 5-5. A tie-break seemed likely but Murray eked out an advantage on our champ's serve, eventually taking the set.

 

The second set was delayed by rain several times. Murray secured a break advantage at one stage and Roger displayed great tennis after a second rain delay, breaking Murray back and later levelling to 5-5. But as in the first set, Roger faced another late break and eventually had to admit defeat after just over 2 hours of play.

 

Thanks to his great performance this week, Roger has climbed back up to the number 2 spot in the world rankings. He is playing Cincinnati this week where he will either meet James Blake or a qualifier in the second round after a first round bye. He certainly looks ready to defend the title!

 
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08/19/2010 | 05:37 PM
Dear**Jenni**Jennico,

To your first and last Qs - short answer Yes.

Read as many of roger's interviews as you can and you'll see that R always looks at the big picture - he is very smart & will not paint himself into a corner.

If he's not 100%, h
08/19/2010 | 03:12 AM
congrats, champ!!!

our champion's plays were VERY SHARP tonite!!! HE MADE A FANTABULOUS DROP SHOP THAT SOMEHOW MANAGED TO TWIST ISTOMIN'S FOOT THAT HE COULDN'T RECOVER FROM!!!

a win is a win no matter how much of a walkover it is!!!

BON CHANCE
08/19/2010 | 02:43 AM
***WINNER: ROGER FEDERER
by retirement...???
I am not sure what happened... i assume Istomin
withdrew due to injury ?
Sorry for Istomin but good for Roger...
less energy spent and more time to rest to
play against Kohl tomorrow !
08/19/2010 | 02:07 AM
GO ROGER
08/19/2010 | 01:52 AM
also, Roger has to defend HIS TITLE & POINTS, at both CINCY & US OPEN, so the incentive is to WIN, WIN, WIN!!!!

otherwise, he'd have go back down, and we don't even wanna think about that right now...

ALLEZ, FED-EXPRESS!!!!
08/19/2010 | 12:33 AM
yes, pls. defend your title here at Cincy by:

1) HOLD ONTO YOUR SERVICE GAMES, AT ALL COSTS!!! There's NO crime, using ACES, 'cuz Roddick does it ALL the time, i.e. he's ALL ABOUT ACING IT OUT!!! and, why not????

2) WHIP THAT FOREHAND/BACKHAND IN
08/19/2010 | 12:28 AM
remember, there are NO currently TOP 10 American male players, and so there are plenty of T-A-L-K about Roger this, Roger that, despite his 16th GS record winnings, despite climbing back to World No. 2, etc.

they kept on reiterating the 15-7 head-to-he
08/19/2010 | 12:16 AM
Please hold your serve Roger, convert those break point opportunities and no more 2nd set lapses. Maybe as defending Cincinnati Champion, you might be able to finally overcome the mental hurdle of winning 5 consecutive matches for the first time since the
08/19/2010 | 12:15 AM
yes, we sincerely believe that US OPEN is really Roger's best FAST surface (next is Grass!), and also happens to be Nadal's worst surface, so...having said that, NEVER EVER COUNT OUT OUR CHAMP ROGER AT GS EVENT, AND NOT THIS ONE!!

A-L-L-E-Z Roger!!!
08/19/2010 | 12:06 AM
Dear Roger

Whatever the time may be...I am thinking about you. I am praying for you with all the love in my heart !!! Do well tonight, be happy, darling!!!

May God guide you through every step, through every point, through every set, through every m
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