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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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10/18/2010 | 07:57 PM
I think you did well, Roger, to make it to the finals after a month long layoff. Still, I think you could have won the match. I did not like the linespeople's calls, and in particular, the umpire. There is a great inconsistency in the way umpires make ju
10/18/2010 | 07:20 PM
Come On !!
You Have to be More Motivated in the next matchs... you know you can win to everybody !!!
Come On For the 64th tittle!!
I love you!
10/18/2010 | 07:11 PM
*AntonellaFlorence**ANT*P.16

Yes Roger can do it :-)

Yukimi
10/18/2010 | 06:53 PM
This year wasn`t Roger`s year!! So I am not wainting from him to win any other tournament :S!! And I am looking forward for 2011 to come :) !!
10/18/2010 | 06:08 PM
Hello Roger!

I like your tennis!
However you make me sad!
You ought to learn, that the first serve is very important!
Why dont you exercise to shot aces??
You are the best player in the world, you must improve your serves!!!

steve
10/18/2010 | 05:26 PM
Roger played willingly one of the worst match against Murray at shanghai final...he cannot give any excuse..Murray was not that impressive in his game i can say...still i think federer is all time best player...hope Roger can win some more titles before h
10/18/2010 | 05:25 PM
Roger played willingly one of the worst match against Murray at shanghai final...he cannot give any excuse..Murray was not that impressive in his game i can say...still i think federer is all time best player...hope Roger can win some more titles before h
10/18/2010 | 05:03 PM
??? ???????? S? ?G???O!!!!!!
10/18/2010 | 05:03 PM
??? ???????? S? ?G???O!!!!!! ??? ??????? ???????S
10/18/2010 | 04:52 PM
Well done! You´ve recovered the number 2 and continue playing. It's a pleasure to see your game!! Go on!!