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Another loss against Djokovic

20.03.2011 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger suffered another defeat against Novak Djokovic in Indian Wells today, losing the semi-final 3-6, 6-3 and 2-6. Roger will now drop to number 3 in the world ranking as Djokovic takes his place.

The Serbian simply played too well in the opening set today as Roger trailed behind 3-6. But Roger then showed all his experience to reel in the younger opponent to level the match by taking the second 6-3. As the match went on both players displayed sublime skills but it was Djokovic who held his nerve in the end, winning the big points to secure to progress to the final after 126 minutes.

It is the ninth defeat for Roger against the Serbian in their 22nd match - our champ has lost all their three encounters so far this year.


Later on, Roger and Stanislas Wawrinka were also not able to celebrate a victory as they lost the final against Alexandr Dolgopolov and Xavier Malisse 4-6, 7-6(5) and 7-10.

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03/22/2011 | 01:14 PM
It will be interesting to watch. Maybe you and Stan can get your revanche some time. I hope so, because it is great to watch you play doubles and I would like to see you play together more often.

By now you will probably be in Miami, preparing for you first match. I hope you, Mirka and the little girls have a good time and that you will do well there.

03/22/2011 | 01:14 PM
I think you played a good match and a good tournament, but Novak was able to use his chances better and deserved to win.
Too bad the doubles didn’t go your way either. I wonder of your opponents can keep their ‘nothing to lose, just having some fun’ mentality up in the future, now they have made a name for themselves... At some point in the future they will have something to defend and the other teams will know what to expect.
03/22/2011 | 01:14 PM
Hello Roger,
My post is a little bit late, but watching you lose usually tends to get me down a little bit and makes it difficult for me to react immediately. Well, Novak proved in the final that he is on a roll right now and if anyone knows how that is it is you. In fact, because you have been there so often, we tend to expect or at least strongly hope you to go on winning forever.
03/22/2011 | 01:02 PM
what makes it important that not u have lost the game it's normal, But what hurts is that YOU gave him the win, right after you've broke back his serve you shot to hesitate shots to give him your service!!! that what hurt me more, but which gave me hope back that u can win him in your next match!
03/22/2011 | 01:00 PM
I hope you will not disappoint us in Miami. Having seen your unforced errors in the last few matches, I feel that you need the advise of a psychiatrist more than the advise from your coach . My advise is to go for the kill from start to finish even against a qualifier. Wish you all the best
03/22/2011 | 11:26 AM
Go Roger!!
trush youself and you can do it.
Wish you have a good day~
03/22/2011 | 11:26 AM
That was a tough one Roger - the tennis in the first 2 sets was of an incredibly high standard, both technically and aesthetically speaking. It was a fantastic match - one to be remembered. And then came set 3... and inexplicably something happened.
I am very sorry you couldn't manage to pull this one back on Joker, but am sure you will next time. He won the points that mattered, when they mattered.. Next time, hopefully you will.
Congratulations however on a fabulous tournament! On to MIami x
03/22/2011 | 11:19 AM
Hard luck Roger in this match.
I still believe in you to get back to the top.
I believe you will have a great rest of the year,and will be back to number one,as soon as Wimbledon is finished.
you have been in this position before,and you will make it again for sure. Go hard!
03/22/2011 | 09:46 AM
03/22/2011 | 09:38 AM
Dear Roger
I am so so sorry for you'r lost,
but you still the best tennis player in the wold.

You'r bigest fan

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