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Roger suffers defeat number two

26.02.2011 | Tennis, Starseite 2

Roger was defeated in straight sets by Novak Djokovic in the final of the Dubai Tennis Championships today.

"I had a tough start and a tough end but Novak played a solid tournament all the way through and deserved to win,” Roger said. “It was a tough end for me but still a great tournament."

Roger faced a strong Djokovic right from the start and was clearly dominated in the first set. It looked better in set number two as he broke the Serb to take a 3-1 lead. But unfortunately he had to constantly battle with problems with his timing and rhythm, losing 20 of the following 25 points and eventually the match.
 

 
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03/03/2011 | 02:19 PM
Ouch. On to the next tournament...and lots more this season! Goooo!!
03/03/2011 | 01:35 PM
Have a good Rest Roger and please win IW!
03/03/2011 | 08:11 AM
Better luck next time :)
03/03/2011 | 08:10 AM
Better luck next time :)
03/03/2011 | 08:10 AM
Better luck next time :)
03/02/2011 | 11:47 PM
An unfortunate loss, but Djokovic deserved to win. I am a huge Roger Federer fan and, although disappointed, still optimistic that he will win another major this year.
03/02/2011 | 11:47 PM
An unfortunate loss, but Djokovic deserved to win. I am a huge Roger Federer fan and, although disappointed, still optimistic that he will win another major this year.
03/02/2011 | 05:50 PM
It is either day form, or serving situation, and you only learn from it. Djoke plays very hard, but he overextends, overplays things. I noticed he still had two sizable flags at court level" this should not be allowed. For him, it is the support he really needs. And you were not defeated, but lost: semantics, yes, but there's a difference. As for Nadal having charm, as comment below? Djoke! But there are runs, and Djoke came from Davis cup, and he needs those flags so he won't flag. RF is best!
03/02/2011 | 05:35 PM
The other thing I forgot to say - Djokovich and now many other players are only Rafa clones. Rafa was first that I know of with the highly defensive, patient game that belts returns as hard as possible whilst ensuring they don't go out and such players just wait and wait and wait, any number of rally strokes, for the other player to get fed up. And Roger, it seems, is very vulnerable to this type of play - he gets bored very easily. Rafa has huge charm, but his clones are boring.
03/02/2011 | 05:31 PM
There's a very good article on line on Yahoo/British Eurosport website just now - I've always noticed their commentators on the tennis matches seem to be Roger fans.

I think the article says it all - that Roger does need to change his game, to be much more aggressive and ensure that first service is working again. For heaven''s sake, his percentage first serves in Dubai final was about 39 for set 2 whilst Djokovich's was about 80.......... Djoko had only 4 x first serves fail in that set.
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