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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 | 04:26 PM
Congrats Roger!!!!!

In spite of the defeat....you are now the number 2 (for me you are the best player of ever), and I'sure that you will be at number 1 again.

Love and support ;o) ;o) ;o)

Ana Isabel
Portugal
10/18/2010 | 04:23 PM
Hi Roger
It seemed to me that you were physically in Shangai but your mind was somewhere else.
You did not play well and you were upset about it.
I know you will climb to the top again very soon, but work on CONVERTING THE BREAK POINTS and don't loose
10/18/2010 | 04:15 PM
Come on Roger!
Win or loss is not important. The importance is you and us enjoied the match. No matter you win or loss, as long as you still play tennis, you try your best, I fell happy when I see you on the court, we will alway with you.
10/18/2010 | 04:14 PM
He has said that Andy was the better player!
I think it's just enough!

Instead, he wasn't so much enraged with the umpire.

I should have been it!!!!!
10/18/2010 | 04:00 PM
Remember guys ... I am sure we all admire Federer and all things he has brought to tennis. You gotta to love his style of playing, it is really such a pleasure to watch him play. But unfortunately, I have to say, he should be more gracious in defeats. He
10/18/2010 | 03:59 PM
Hello Roger,

Jammer,jammer, dat je verloren hebt van Andy. Je speelde de afgelopen week fantastisch, maar liet het in de finale niet zien.
Ondanks de verloren finale, heb je wel de 2e plek op de ranglijst terug. Je bent en blijft de beste tennisser al
10/18/2010 | 03:57 PM
Dear Roger:
its not a problem its Ok ,its not the end of the world.
please keep your smile and be the strongest.
we love you and support you
10/18/2010 | 03:45 PM
Great in getting back to No. 2! Murray may have won on Sunday, but you are still the King of tennis. Murray is a funny creature, no? Rarely smiling, face rather like a horse, almost no personality, no charm - you are a much better ambassador for tennis
10/18/2010 | 03:41 PM

^^^^Bato:

Thank you for your message, which has helped me see the match more clearly. And, like you, I wonder what's going to happen to me the day our Champ decides it's time to retire. But, thankfully, that's not going to be any time soon. We are
10/18/2010 | 02:58 PM
You know Rog,
Unfortunately, I couldn’t see the match life, & I was quite shocked to see the result which I didn’t expect at all.
Just finished watching the replay…
You were really good…. I’m so serious,
You were able to play aggressive right from th