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Roger defeated in final

05.06.2011 | Tennis, Starseite 3

Roger was defeated 5-7, 6-7, 7-5 and 1-6 by Rafael Nadal in the final of the French Open today.


"It was an exceptional performance by Rafa. He's beaten me again. I'm sad but I am happy to play him," Roger said. "He is the best player on clay but I am proud of the way I have played over the last two weeks but I couldn't do enough against him. It was important to get into another grand slam final."

Roger started strong, breaking Nadal in the second game and taking a 5-2 lead. But it was just when Roger was serving for the set that Nadal found his rhythm and won the following five games to take the first set. The Spaniard continued to play almost without errors into the second set, but Roger managed to hold onto his service games and then break to level 4-4 - only to be broken again in return. Play was suspended for a few minutes due to rain - with Roger coming back onto the court to break Nadal and bring the set into a tie-break - which Roger unfortunately clearly lost.
Roger seemed to change his game in the third set and was at his best at 5-5 to go on and book the set onto his account. He continued well into the fourth set and had several break-points, but it was Nadal who made use of the chances he was given and left no doubt that he wanted the match to come to an end.

Roger will now open the grass court season this week at the tournament in Halle (GER).

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06/07/2011 | 02:28 AM
Looking forward
i love you very much
06/07/2011 | 01:52 AM
You played like a champion yesterday in the French Open final. I watched most of the first set and I thought you were fantastic! All of your shots were going in and Rafa kept on making errors. Then I had to go to work, it was 5-2. My husband was emailing me the updates and by the time I was at work, it was 5-5! I feel like as soon as I stopped watching, your game went down! I had to use all of my telepathic powers to cheer you on, even though I didn't know what was happening! Rafa is unbelievabl
06/07/2011 | 01:17 AM
Please!, If you are going to reach Wimbledon Final, Just to loose to Rafa Again, PLEASE DON'T!!. It's painful enough for your fans to see you missing opportunities at wining GS and letting RN reach 16+, than witnessing againg ANOTHER lose to RN. 2 Finals of 9??? For God's sake!!
06/07/2011 | 12:37 AM


06/07/2011 | 12:24 AM
I complitly agree with "GEK91"! You need more GS's if u really want to be the best of all the time! And no need just GS's, you need more win's against Rafa man! And don't worry about Novak... he is in the little form now... he will fall down in a couple of week. U will se ;-)
06/06/2011 | 11:56 PM
why? why? do you keep loosing to Rafa man!!, have you started enjoying it? what's wrong with you?. Where are yours bolas dude!!!. For God's sake!! Press is treating you like second best, they are talking about nadal reaching the 16 and being the best, and you know what, i am kind of believing in it too...Dont you see, your are not playing for yourself anymore, you owe to us, your fans, to be the best in history, because, sadly, so many of us find pride in your achievements. Win more GS Now!!!!
06/06/2011 | 11:34 PM
Come on Roger, whats up guys?!! we have to tell him the truth stop grieving, get up put your shorts on and train , study nadal`s moves and weak points do your home work focus don't let him use his forehand play on his back, be mentally strong , fear nothing, put it all in your arms or...its the end for you.
06/06/2011 | 11:18 PM
Nadal has a mental hold on you - let it go!! (Easier said then done, right?) You have over 300,000 fans on here and over 7 million fans on facebook that believe in you, plus my mum who can't use a computer! We know you can beat him. JUST KICK OVER THOSE BLOODY BOTTLES!!! Go for it, Roger. Have Faith!
06/06/2011 | 10:38 PM
You played GREAT this week. You will ALWAYS be #1 to me.
06/06/2011 | 10:23 PM
Dear Roger, I was actually hoping that you would win the French Open since you were really playing so well. You really had a chance. But despite the result, I'm still glad and so proud of the way you played the entire tournament. You beat Djokivic and ended his streak, that was just amazing tennis. You were so impressive. You still got it. Don't let this get you down. I'm very much looking forward to Wimbledon. Your fans believe in you. All the best, all the luck! Go Roger!