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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 | 07:12 AM
Go Roger!
08/18/2010 | 06:56 AM
still good start for the hard court season. good luck in the next matches roger!
08/18/2010 | 06:32 AM
I just read an article that says Annacone wil lnot be with Roger at Cincinnati. I don't know why or what for but I hope they will continue to get together as I think Paul is helping Roger.
08/18/2010 | 05:36 AM
Good luck Roger against Istomin,have a great
match!!!
08/18/2010 | 03:00 AM
***Has anyone see the Draw for Cincy ???
I couldn't find it in the Forum....where its usually available ???
08/18/2010 | 12:10 AM
Dear Roger

You have to see in past what were the best shots you were done very easily and get you out of difficult situations so you can find easy you to overcome your repeated deafets ad you will find many many many ways to get ready to beat every one
08/17/2010 | 11:47 PM
you will win in us open, good luck.
08/17/2010 | 11:42 PM
not lookin' 2 much ahead, but Nadalnation will finally be lookin' 4ward 2 BOTH U & NADAL BEIN' ON THE SAME SIDE OF THE CINCY DRAW!!!

talk about imitation is the sincerest form of flattery here...but Murray's without a coach...like Roger, and he's gaini
08/17/2010 | 11:42 PM
not lookin' 2 much ahead, but Nadalnation will finally be lookin' 4ward 2 BOTH U & NADAL BEIN' ON THE SAME SIDE OF THE CINCY DRAW!!!

talk about imitation is the sincerest form of flattery here...but Murray's without a coach...like Roger, and he's gaini
08/17/2010 | 10:38 PM
good luck for great plays tomorrow againt ISTOMIN, Roger!!!

allez, fed-express!!!