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Out against Roddick

27.03.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger lost in the third round of Miami today against Andy Roddick 6-7(4), 6-1, 4-6.

Both player started well, holding serve in the first set with Roddick finally taking it in the tie-breaker. In the second set, Roger broke Roddick three times and showed great tennis. In the final set, Roger did not manage to take advantage of the four break chances he had, whereas Roddick seized his only opportunity of the match to seal the victory after two hours of play.

"I had my chances," Roger said after the match. "I could have been up a break early in the third, but he did well to fight off those break points. He served really well. I didn’t just get the lucky break today that I got in Indian Wells. I regret missing my opportunities and giving myself maybe a chance for tomorrow. Then you never know how things all of a sudden turn out in the tournament. It is what it is and I’ll deal with it the way I always have.”

Next up are the Mutua Madrid Open - the tournament starts on 7 May.

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03/28/2012 | 02:47 PM
Please seriously think about entering Monte carlo tournament,it doesn't matter whether you win or loose,you need to gain points to make up the loss in Miami
You can have a good rest and play, you have 18 days. We all know you can do it
03/28/2012 | 02:04 PM
I MISS YOU ALREADY, Mr Federer! :(
Please play one tournament in April? Pleasssseeee :D
03/28/2012 | 01:42 PM
Interesting ARord sent you home and Monaca sent him home 7-5 6-0
03/28/2012 | 01:36 PM
You did good Roger, don't worry about Miami. Take some rest and go for the next tournament. I can't wait to see you here in Brazil! Thanks for everything.
03/28/2012 | 12:41 PM
I'm shocked to be honest. Wasn't expecting Andy to beat Roger at all but his serve was phenomenal. Same as Djokovic lost to Isner a couple of weeks ago.
And the sad thing is now i have to wait a couple of months to see you play again.
Oh well take good rest now. The last few weeks have been good overall.
All the best for the clay courts. :)
03/28/2012 | 11:48 AM
by the way, am so sick of players who expend every bit of energy in defeating roger and then collapse at the next match. the least they can do is win the tournament.
03/28/2012 | 11:43 AM
That was a bit of a shocker. But enough time now to regroup, have a quick holiday and then on to the clay courts!
03/28/2012 | 11:37 AM
Hello Roger,

Your run up to Miami has been remarkable. So happy to see such great form.

There are moments when you seem to get overwhelmed by opponents who you've handily beaten before, Novak, Juan, and now Roddick when they get the crowd fired up. It looks as if you become confused & a bit dejected when the crowd seemingly shifts their support, when they just may be appreciating seeing the fight in your opponent. Or is it that you're more exhausted, injured, or sick than you reveal.

03/28/2012 | 11:30 AM
Monaco Wild card - sounds good to me. It will make the tournament worth while to watch. Please consider.
03/28/2012 | 11:03 AM
Yes MILESA, I too watched a bit of Roddick's match against Monaco 'a shadow of the way he played against Federer' pretty well sums it up: he used every ounce of his energy to beat you. As I've already said, you have played a huge number of matches since Basel so you certainly need and deserve the rest. You have had some good successes in Madrid and I think this will be a good one for you and set you up nicely for the French...R&R is necessary to recharge those batteries, love always, xxxxxxxxxx