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Roger loses Halle final

17.06.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 3

Roger lost today's final in Halle against Tommy Haas 6-7(5), 4-6.

"I'm very impressed with how he played today," Roger said. "Tommy deserved to win."

Roger started perfectly well, securing an early break and even heading for a double-break. But then suddenly things changed and our champ had to fight off first set-points at 4-5. In the tie-breaker, Roger fell behind again and Haas eventually took it with a two-point lead after 50 minutes of play.
In the second set Roger's serve was broken at 4-4, giving Haas the possibility to serve out the match - which he then did.

Roger only previous final loss in Halle was in 2010, when he lost to Lleyton Hewitt.

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06/19/2012 | 10:52 AM
Hi,Roger,how are you now?I,m scared and worried as Wimbledon is coming but you seemed a bit tired and lost some best tennis which you played in Dubai and Indianwells and Madrid.What to do?I hope you manage to find back your great serve which helped you a lot in 2006,2007,2009 in Wimbledon(I didn't remember how it was before 2005).Best wishes!
06/19/2012 | 10:44 AM
*Dutch Lady*, those were very insightful comments. You alone of those posting here mentioned the match against Raonic. This must have been exhausting. Even though Roger then played brilliantly against Youzhny. I wonder in whose quarter Raonic will be at Wimbledon. If Roger gets him again I really shall start believing in conspiracy theories. At age 30 you need a bit of luck as well as everything else to win a slam - as Sampras had with his last, Safin going awol etc.
06/19/2012 | 10:42 AM
And after he broke back in that 1st set he seemed to be the better player. Being the excellent and very talented player he is, having nothing to lose made him even more dangerous. I am sorry you lost, but I believe that you had a good week of tennis on grass in a very quiet and friendly athmosphere, just as you like it. Watching you joking with the cameraman by blinding him with the dish and the sun showed me that you are OK for Wimbledon. Good luck in London!
06/19/2012 | 10:37 AM
Hello Roger,
After some of the posts have been misteriously deleted I just want to say that I enjoyed two days of excellent tennis in Halle, watching all the QF's and SF's on Friday and Saturday. Both you and Tommy Haas were playing very well and that final was always going to be a tough one for you. Tommy had nothing to lose and once you let him back into the 1st set there seemed to be no way of stopping him. His excellent returns and groundstrokes put more pressure on your servicegames.
06/19/2012 | 06:22 AM
i love you roger...
06/19/2012 | 05:49 AM
Roger: Great tournament, you are only human and can loss some finals. Now it is the time to be perfect and win the remaining GS of the year and the olympic games, it is difficult but you are ready to do it. Take full advantage of this surface in which you play like if you were in the park of your childhood. always cheering.
06/19/2012 | 05:48 AM
Dear Roger,
Well, Tommy really got it done this time. Hope you are happy for your friend, even though it's a bit of a pity you weren't able to get this win. Big victory for him.

Here's the thing, of the 3 grass court events this year, if you're going to lose any event, then this is the one to lose. Hopefully the next two will be the ones you win.

Maybe you can go to Halle next year and get the trophy back!

A bit of rest, then to Wimbledon.

Wishing you all the best, as always ~ Cheers
06/19/2012 | 04:27 AM
Biaji, good thing you remind all Roger's recent victories!!! sometimes people forget that he is a human being. I am sure that he is doing his best effort to win every time he plays. Good luck in Wimbledon, Master. You are always number 1 for the people who really love you. GOD BLESS YOU!!!
06/19/2012 | 02:55 AM
it's just the beginnning of the grass season.
you can do it!

06/19/2012 | 01:49 AM
also, just now read that Roger will regain no. 1 ranking if he wins wimbledon 2012 ---


Good luck maestro for wimbledon :)....