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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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02/27/2011 | 07:42 PM
v will always luv u n support u all d tym...its irrational 2 b tru!! :D gud luk 4 d cumng matches n may god bless u wid all d trophies dis yr!! :) ;)
02/27/2011 | 07:34 PM
roger, it was a tough final, but you still played a great tournament! your results last fall through now have been great, but surely you can add more titles and gather wins over your most challenging rivals in the coming months! with you all the way and looking forward to more beautiful tennis! good luck in indian wells!
02/27/2011 | 07:11 PM
O Roger, what a depressing start to my day to actually see you give so many points away. You're generous, but---. It didn't look like you. I thought you looked tired [was it the heat?] and a bit disinterested. Were you overcome/intimidated by his win in Australia? You came through somewhat with your typical tricks and beauty, but I thought you were trying to play his game not yours. You have beaten him and could have today-- you are the King! Next time you meet him, defeat him again, Champ!
02/27/2011 | 07:01 PM
Oh my goodness.... what happened??? please look your previous games... you won because of the corner shots and baseline shots.... thats your key and no one can perceive the shots as like you... so only you are a great champion...if you wont play again u cant survive... its my request ... i want u to be always a champion until the tennis is alive.... do not trust your coach... he is making you worse.. try again your favourite corner shots.... please please please..... please.. gud luck champion.
02/27/2011 | 06:56 PM
it disappointed me.... i felt bad too ..in the sense you were finding it hard to grab the chances...it happened even in Australian open semis... that was disappointing ..
i guess they are reading your game and your service a little bit.... i think need to look into strategies against novak and nadal... you just need to believe in yourself and as we all know u will bounce back to winning matches..
we will support you .... NEVER FORGET U ARE OUR CHAMPION
02/27/2011 | 06:56 PM
Why people/media keep saying Roger made an "UNCHARACTERISTICALLY" large number of errors? Are we still comparing things with 2004-2007? In many matches since 2008, I've seen Roger making a lot of unforced errors, especially off of the backhand side. So, get out of denial and think what really could help Roger. As the number of shots in a rally goes beyond 6, Roger usually makes an unforced error against top players. I hope he can keep rallies short using the diversity of shots in his toolbox.
02/27/2011 | 06:49 PM
after very good week and solid performances this final was really disappointing. Losing first set is one thing but bein too stubborn and playin the same way in the sencond and got deservedly hammered is the other. Novak at the moment is extremely consistent and moves so well from the back of the court so Rog next time just be a bit more flexible and change things round durin the match otherwise those loses will b more and more frequent. Still once u hittin the ball well there is no one better..
02/27/2011 | 05:07 PM
i think, he knows your game... like you guys been playing against each other quite few times... thus so as other, when against you...
but still... Believe in you... you are still the legend .... Go our Champ go!!
02/27/2011 | 05:01 PM
It was disappointing; I thought this one was yours, but there it is - not your day this time but we know you will bounce back as you always do and we shall never stop believing in you - OUR CHAMP ALWAYS. Love, love, love...
02/27/2011 | 04:59 PM
still the best player! you've got my support all the way! go Roger!