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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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08/18/2010 | 06:27 PM
Unfortunately Roger is not required to wear a crown everywhere he goes so that we don't forget how amazingly accomplished he is. As mere humans subject to our mediocre accomplishments in life we tend to see others as we are. So I think it best that as R
08/18/2010 | 05:56 PM
**jennico**p.23

You're welcome, my dear :-)

By the way, Jennico & Everyone, this is delicious - I've just read it - Roger's Pre-event Interview in Cincy - Take a look:

http://www.goroger.net/interview/2010/cincy100817preevent.html

Yukimi
08/18/2010 | 05:42 PM
***Thanks Yukimi...you're very kind !!!
08/18/2010 | 05:41 PM
Dear Friends,

Roger's pre-event interview - here's the link:

http://www.goroger.net/interview/2010/cincy100817preevent.html

Always read his interview and nobody can fool you :)

Yukimi
08/18/2010 | 05:37 PM
Dear Friends,

Hope this helps:

Roger plays earliest Cincy time 7pm Wed 18 August.

Yukimi
08/18/2010 | 05:33 PM
Dear Mitz,

Roger explains why Paul's absence in his Toronto final interview.

I've copied the link for you:
http://www.rogerscupmen.com/men/english/interviews.php

Access through ww.goroger.net

Dear Jennico,

Get Cincy Draw through the same w
08/18/2010 | 03:34 PM
Dear Roger
I wish you'll enjoy the tornament in Cincinnati, hope you'll have much success, reach final and win it, of course!
You can do it, no doubt, Champ!
Good luck in your first match vs Istomin.
Go, Roger, goooooooooo!
Love, Mimi
08/18/2010 | 03:08 PM
I'm so sorry,Roger.Good luck at Cincinnati.Go Champ,Go ROGER FEDERER !!!!!!!!You are a big champion.
08/18/2010 | 02:40 PM
hi man
you r the best so i am still waiting to see u in the US open where u can win it.
i want u to be number 1 again

come on roger
08/18/2010 | 02:37 PM
That was a close game, sorry about that.But now you become the world number 2.I'm really looking forward to seeing your result in the US Open.Good luck!
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