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Roger defeated in Shanghai

17.10.2010 | Tennis

Roger was defeated by Andy Murray 3-6, 2-6 in the final of the Shanghai Masters today.


"Andy had an outstanding tournament," Roger said. "I thought Andy played great today. He didn't give me many chances."


Roger had to deal with a break right from the start as he dropped serve in the opening game of the match - from leading 40-15. And unfortunately that was the way the match continued. Roger committed too many unforced errors and even when he placed his shots wunderfully, Murray managed to retrieve the ball from seemingly impossible situations. A second break at the end of the first set made everything clear for Murray.

Roger had two break points in the opening game of the second set, but the Scotsman did not allow him the chance to break him. Roger was troubled by the inconsistency on his groundstrokes, particularly his forehand. Another two break points later Roger still wasn't able to score a break, but lost his own service games to fall behind 1-3 and later 2-6.


Roger remains 3-2 ahead of Murray in their final duels including wins over the Scotsman at the 2008 US Open and this year's Australian Open. Thanks to having reached the final, Roger is set to move up to second in the world and has certainly made a solid start into the end of the 2010 season. Next up are Stockholm, Basel, Paris-Bercy and finally the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

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10/19/2010 | 12:31 AM
Esta bien, llegaste a la final y campeon o no eres el mejor
10/19/2010 | 12:24 AM
wuz very very sad & completely bummed out that u lost to that wolfman....

however, u're still leading in the GS category, soOoOo, that's a slight comfort nevertheless~!

now, bon chance @ Stockholm....

10/18/2010 | 11:56 PM
I don't know what to say
Murray shouldn't deserve it but he did
anyway congrats for #2 but it's still not enough
we ask too much of you because we know how much you have in you
10/18/2010 | 10:18 PM
hello roger i enjoy when you play ,you smart player why you take them easy ball to win them you lost alot this year please reclaimed your ranking no 1 and return as best player , you better than nadal
10/18/2010 | 10:08 PM
This article is worth reading:


Roger is still capable of beating anyone when he's on, and he showed that. He's capable of change, and his work with Annacone seems to be pay
10/18/2010 | 08:46 PM
Hello Roger. I watched the game you played with Andy, don't worry. I still can believe on you. I trust that you will win in Paris. :) I hope you will get better then.

Take care. ;)
10/18/2010 | 08:42 PM
Roger I really don't understand what happens to you in the finals now days or in any round against top players i really don't know and can't figure out and i can't believe you playing like an amateur player hitting wide , the shots which you used to turn
10/18/2010 | 08:35 PM
I'm sad that u lost the final, but you'll win next time. I'm shore. :) Now i'm waiting to see u in Paris, next month. Untill then, good luck Roger and remember U ARE THE BEST !!! Kisses.
10/18/2010 | 08:31 PM
There has been inconsistency in Roger's serving. Just 2-3 aces in a match (against Murray) is not what we expect when we are habituated to see 2-3 aces in every game. Roger has always won the matches in which he has served well. Keep your serves up Roger
10/18/2010 | 08:09 PM
Hello everyone

Roger made a greta tournament, it is hard to see him fail in that way in the Final. I think we wanted to play the same way he did it against Djocker. (I see a diferent game, maybe Paul's indications) But I did not worker against Andy.
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