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Roger defeated in 5 sets

10.09.2011 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger had to end his quest for another US Open title with a 7-6(9), 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 5-7 defeat against Novak Djokovic in the semi-final today.


Roger had a tough day as it is only the second time in a total of 184 matches that he has been beaten after leading by two sets. The loss means he will finish a season without a grand slam title for the first time since 2002.

Everything looked perfect in the beginning as Roger booked the first two sets and was playing really well. It was in the two following two sets that Djokovic raised his level of play while Roger did not quite keep up. Roger got everything back together in the final set, taking it to 40-15 on his serve at 5-3. But an incredibly hard forehand from the Serb and one of Roger's balls just barely touching the net and sailing into the out kept him from clinching the victory. Djokovic went sailing through and secured the win after over four hours of play.

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09/14/2011 | 01:24 PM
Translate in eglish the comment of NIKOLA011
09/14/2011 | 01:16 PM
Pa koji ste vi LUZERI majko moja. Sta sad treba da se prepirem sa vama na Engleskom? Sta je Marko naterao si celu familiju,posto pizda kao ti nema priojatelja da se registruje pa da sere ovde za Federera? Ako hoces ostavi na private da se nadjemo negde da ti objasnim neke stvari pedrercino)))
09/14/2011 | 12:52 PM
Keep up the hard work Roger, dont lose heart. On the 1st Match point Novak made an outstanding return of serve, so thats not your fault, And on the 2nd Match point your shot was clearly a winner untill it hit the Net Cord and went out, so thats bad luck again Roger. Just make sure you Serve a high percentage of your 1st serves and keep it low on the unforced errors, rest of your game is Excellent....

Good luck in Shanghai Masters and in O2 London. :-)
09/14/2011 | 12:45 PM
I have many friends who sincerely cheer for RF, because he plays tennis most beautiful in the world. Dear RF received many greetings from Serbia.
09/14/2011 | 12:44 PM
no one can play tennis like RF
i adore you and your play,your shots,there is something special,unike
09/14/2011 | 12:41 PM
Дорогой Роджер!Я хочу поблагодарить тебя за великолепный теннис продемонстрированный на US OPEN-11. Очень жаль,что тебе не удалось выйти в финал.Но все таки 2011 год - это год Новака Джоковича!!!Тем более когда Госпожа Удача сыграла за него в полуфинале.Хочу пожелать тебе успешных
09/14/2011 | 12:37 PM
RF no one can win, he won against Djokovic himself!
09/14/2011 | 12:35 PM
Me too! See Roger how many wonderful fans you have only from Serbia. And what is for the rest of the world... You are true champion Roger. Please never retire! :]
09/14/2011 | 12:23 PM
You are right Ana, I agree with you!