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Roger defeated in round three

12.05.2011 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger has dropped out of the Rome Masters in round three, losing 6-4, 6-7(2), 6-7(4) to Richard Gasquet. Our champ made a number of uncharacteristic errors against his French opponent, who he had beaten in their previous eight meetings.

 

"I should never have lost this match," said Roger. "He knows how close he came to losing. I had multiple chances but I couldn't make the difference. I thought I was playing well but he served better toward the end and hung in there. I didn't feel I could break and it's no fun to play like that".

 

Roger started into the match well and broke Gasquet in the seventh game of the first set before serving it out. In the second set he already had a 4-2 lead when Gasquet fought his way back into the match and even taking the tiebreak. The third set also had to be decided in a tiebreak where Roger just committed too many errors in the end.

Up next is the second Grand Slam tournament of the year: Roland Garros. "I'm looking forward to a few days to stay mentally and physically fresh and practice very hard" said Roger.

 
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05/20/2011 | 07:26 PM
FEDERER IS FAVORITE FOR THE TITLE AND ALWAYS WILL BE.
05/20/2011 | 07:20 PM
c'mon FEDERER , you're #1 4ever - 17_th GRAND SLAM is yours. Good luck
05/20/2011 | 07:09 PM
Go Roger, rooting for you all the way. I know you can win this.
05/20/2011 | 06:02 PM
Hope you have well prepared for RG, after all it is a grand slam. we expect you to show some fighting spirit and make surprises,you can do it ,Roger
Wish you all the best
05/20/2011 | 05:10 PM
Nothing is Difficult for Our Champ FED, Com'on FED.. u've won RG in 2009 and now time to repeat 2009.. GO FED. All the best.........
05/20/2011 | 04:51 PM
Difficult draw for Roger but confidence is key :)

Good luck xx
05/20/2011 | 04:48 PM
Federer is not the favourite for the title.
05/20/2011 | 03:53 PM
Dear Champ,
I was so happy to watch You live in Roma v.Tsonga. You Are Wonderfull!
Please be confidente and play Your game! GOOD LUCK ON RG!
COMON ROGER! DO IT MAESTRO!
05/20/2011 | 03:49 PM
These days not one draw is easy anymore for Federer hope that people start
realising this.!!!!!!!
05/20/2011 | 03:42 PM
Easy draw or not, I hope that he manages to beat BOTH Novak and Rafa in this tournament so that nobody can doubt him again. U can do it man!
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