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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 | 12:02 AM
however, Roger won't have to face Berdych 1st 'cuz Berdych will have to go thru Nadal 1st, like haha! Bonehead Berdych can avenge his Wimbly loss to Nadal here @ Cincy, that is!!

Roger will probably have to face Davydenko/Ferrer, once he get started t
08/19/2010 | 12:00 AM
***Roger is scheduled to play at 7:pm, Cincinnati
time...which is as far as I know 1hr behind New York, my time. The time posted on RF.com is presently 6:55pm. New York time is now 5:55pm
or 1 hr "behind" Cincy, which makes no sense at all. obviously th
08/18/2010 | 11:58 PM
CINCY's men's draws:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/422/mds.pdf

Nadal's on same side of draw as Roger & Murray's other side as Djokovic....BTW: They kept putting BOTH Berdych & Falla on Roger's side of the draw, like doh!
08/18/2010 | 11:54 PM
roger,

delpo won't be defending his US Open title this year, so it's up for grabs, and who else better than u, of wonderful 5 straight years (2004-2008) to gettin' it done here for your sweeet 17th GS title???

allez, Roger!!!!

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08/18/2010 | 11:54 PM
roger,

delpo won't be defending his US Open title this year, so it's up for grabs, and who else better than u, of wonderful 5 straight years (2004-2008) to gettin' it done here for your sweeet 17th GS title???

allez, Roger!!!!

SIMPLY PUT: U'R
08/18/2010 | 10:34 PM
Dear Roger,

Sorry about the match. However, you played a great tournament. The way you fought back during this rain affected match and in your previous matches against Berdych and Djokovic showed such strength of character. I am so pleased that you
08/18/2010 | 08:14 PM
***Yukimi
I read the Cincy pre-event interview with Roger.
I found a number of very interesting comments

Q. "You've dominated for so long and raised the bar in the game. What do you need to do to still be up on no1? "
ROGER: "I have a chance to win
08/18/2010 | 07:07 PM
Nobody, however good they are, can be on top form all the time and I for one am pleased to see Roger back at No2 in World Rankings and with his history I am sure he will put the dour Scot in his place in the future.

Good luck Roger, am wishing you well
08/18/2010 | 06:54 PM
Sorry for the defeat; but no worries; Cincinnati is the next one; then US open; you will be always number one in my book; And it was so nice to see you in Toronto at the Rogers Cup Rexall centre at York UNIV; and wow thanks for your autograph. You are the
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