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Roger defeated in high-class|Final

01.01.2011 | Tennis, Starseite 3

Roger was defeated 6-7(4), 6-7(3) by Rafael Nadal in the final of the World Tennis Championships exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi today.

Roger took a 3-0 lead in the first tiebreaker, but then simply committed too many unforced errors and eventually dropped the set. The second set also proved to be a tough fight as neither of the two players was able to score a break. Eventually it was Nadal's serve that helped him clinch the match in the second tie-breaker.

Roger will now make his way to Doha for the Qatar Exxonmobil Open which starts on Monday.

 
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01/01/2011 | 09:26 PM
A great preparation for you, Roger. As for your rival, nothing's changed, except his leaping ability to pluck and smash balls seems better. You still have the tools, and strategy. (But that "much improved service" which happened over a mere number of months, is still odd, to say the least.) It's your game you need to concentrate on, so you pacing and strategy will work. Beautiful shots, by the way! I watch these exhose because of you, not because of some artifically created "dream final."
01/01/2011 | 09:07 PM
Forget about it Roger. It's only a warm-up exhibition tournament. You still played awesome, and it was only a few points that decided the two sets. But I'm sure you'll be able to defend your Australian Open title!! Best of luck for Doha, Melbourne, and the rest of 2011!!
01/01/2011 | 09:06 PM
Hi Roger!! Dont' worry was an exhibition. The important begin since Monday then you can play agressive. Happy New Year too!! :D
01/01/2011 | 08:39 PM
Don't worry Roger! You played very good! It is only a warm-up tournament. Good luck this year! I'm sure it will be a very good year for you! Take care and rest well!
All of love and support,
Oana
01/01/2011 | 08:24 PM
Hi Roger,

As I wrote yestarday, do not worry about this warm-up tournament.
It is 2011 AO that you should defeat your title at and you know that.
Best of luck, my CHAMP!!!
Florian
01/01/2011 | 08:17 PM
Dear Roger: Go for Qatar!!!!! all the best Champ!!!!!
01/01/2011 | 08:16 PM
never mind my dear roger!!!!! it is just an exhibition!!!!!!!!!!!!.
hope you good luck in doha and ao
01/01/2011 | 08:16 PM
Although exibitions doens't really matter, but can show were you stand. But considering this match, it was close, like you said, just some details. The fact you kept your service is a good thing, just works on those little details such as unforced errors. Good luck in this new season. DEFEND YOUR TITLE IN AO WITH SUCCES !!!
Come on Roger !!!
01/01/2011 | 07:53 PM
roger, exhibitions doesn't matter, I know you can win, and you will win AO!:D
01/01/2011 | 07:48 PM
It was a wonderful match, both played greater than great, something of the highest class. Thanks for the show, next meeting is for you!