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Out against Rafa

26.01.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 2

Roger suffered a 7-6(5), 2-6, 6-7(5), 4-6 loss against Rafael Nadal in the semi-final of the Australian Open today. It was an incredibly intense match, offering the spectators a true tennis-spectacle. 

Roger started perfectly into duel no. 27 with Nadal, breaking the Spaniard in his first service game. But and only a few sloppy points at 4-2 gave Nadal enough room to find back into the set. But Roger managed to take the first tiebreak only a bit later. In the second set, Roger lost his rhythm, giving Nadal plenty of room for a total of three breaks. Our champ then saved a set point in the 11th game of the third set, eventually forcing a tiebreaker. After three unforced errors on Roger's side, Nadal clinched the set on his last of five set points. In set number four, an early break on Nadal's side was enough for him to seal his victory after 3:42 hours.

 

"I thought Rafa played well from start to finish," Roger said. "It was a tough match physically as well. I'm disappointed, but it's only the beginning of the season. I'm feeling all right, so it's OK."

 
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01/29/2012 | 03:16 PM
Boting...what is the reason of these moods?
01/29/2012 | 03:13 PM
...and suddenly, Djokovic is fresh:))
01/29/2012 | 03:10 PM
ADi1008

these moods are in all sports these days !!!!
01/29/2012 | 03:06 PM
Boting:))..
Regarding the match, I don't like these theatrical moods that Djokovic has faced the all tournament, and Nadal a little with Federer and the others motches. I don't know, if they can't move around, how can they run, this a method to intimidate the other player...
01/29/2012 | 03:00 PM
LIZSHAH

everybody may have his dreams that's why they are just dreams !!!
01/29/2012 | 02:49 PM
Semifinals and finals are longer and longer.
This is no more to do with tennis, it's not fun and definitely not good for the health of players.
01/29/2012 | 02:49 PM
I had high hopes that Roger would win Golden Slam this year, all four GS and the Olympics! But my hopes have been dashed!
Now I'm just wishing that he can beat Rafa Nadal at Roland Garros! What a sweet victory that would be!!!
01/29/2012 | 02:47 PM
Not enjoying the Oz Final. Feds should have been there!
01/29/2012 | 01:57 PM
RAFA played well, roger. Congrats to Him. But i thought you did not play your best. Too many gifts of errors. you beat yourself again. again. again. I know your team will work on it. Come back strong, champ.
01/29/2012 | 01:18 PM
we will see...