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Roger loses in three sets

10.11.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 1

A first defeat in this tournament for our Roger since 2009 – and to del Potro 6-7,6-4,3-6. He was decidedly not his usual chirpy self and was not really given time to settle into this match by a lively del Potro.

 

Defeat for our Roger is no disaster for the world number two as he will still qualify as group winner and meet Andy Murray in Sunday’s first semi final if, as expected, Ferrer beats an out of sorts Tipsarevic.Victory for Del Potro means that he becomes the first man for a decade to win back to back indoor matches against the Champ and he will almost certainly meet Novak Djokovic in the semi final with David Ferrer favourite to beat Janko Tipsarevic.Roger had his chances in the opening set, squandering three break points in the eighth game for what could have been a decisive break. But the big Argentine dug deep to hang on, aided by some uncharacteristic unforced errors from Roger.The set went to the tie break and it was Del Potro who got off to a flier, racing to a 5-1 lead with some heavy hitting before eventually closing it out 7-3.Undeterred by losing the opening set, Roger came out all guns blazing and secured an immediate break of serve to love, following it up with a love hold. The serve dominated for the rest of the set with no more break chances materialising and our Champ served out to level matters at a set apiece.With the momentum on Roger’s side it seemed likely that he would press onwards to victory but it was Del Potro who was the more aggressive, perhaps as more was at stake in the match. The Argentine broke at the first time of asking and the break proved decisive as the world number two never threatened the Del Potro serve, Roger looking strangely out of sorts shouting and muttering to himself as unforced errors continued to flow from his racket.The qualification scenarios would have been simplified had Roger built on an impressive second set against Del Potro. Our Champ has won the title the last two years with a perfect record but knew he was already through after straight-sets wins in his first two group matches. The semi-final match-ups will not be decided until after tonight's match between David Ferrer and Janko Tipsarevic, even though it is now a dead rubber. Victory for Ferrer would mean it is Roger who plays Andy Murray with Del Potro playing Novak Djokovic, while a Tipsarevic win would reverse the fixtures. Roger had won 13 of his previous 16 meetings and six of seven this year with Del Potro, but the Argentinian is a player who has given him plenty of trouble. 

 
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11/10/2012 | 05:57 PM
WHERE IS ROGER FEDERER FROM BEFORE? A BIG SERVE, BLISTERING FOREHAND, A VERY DECEND BACKHAND, A VERY EFFECTIF SLICE BACKHAND, MAGNIFICENT DROPSHOTS, SERVE AND VOLLEY, COMING FORWARD TO THE NET AFTER A GOOD STRIKE....NOTHING OF THESE ALL ANYMORE LATELY. WHAT IS HAPPENING ROGER? LIKE YOURE WIFE MIRKA SAID BEFORE..ITS OK THAT IT HAPPENS NOW AND THEN BUT THIS IS HAPPENING AL LOT LATELY AND ITS GOING TO EFFECT YOUR GAME MORE AND MORE AS YOU ARE GETTING OLDER.
11/10/2012 | 05:51 PM
So sad to see you lose, but you were not at your best. The next two matches are the ones you need to win. C'mon Roger you can do it!!!!!
11/10/2012 | 05:50 PM
Roger,,
first of all i want to say that im a big fan of you. Youre the best of all times BUT...

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU CHAMP? THAT MATCH AT THE US OPEN AGAINST BERDYCH AND SINCE THEN YOU ARE PLAYING VERY VERY POORLY. IT SEEMS LIKE YOU DONT HAVE ANY FIGHTING SPIRIT IN YOU. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOURE PLAYING THE TOP PLAYERS. SOO MANY UNFORCED ERRORS. A VERY POORLY RETURN GAME. TO BE HONEST SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAND YOURE OPPONENTS THE VICTORY.
11/10/2012 | 05:50 PM
I am terribly disappointed... and I nearly cried! Oh well, hope you win the semi-finals!!! Good luck! :)
11/10/2012 | 05:48 PM
Estoy muy decepcionada por como jugaste Roger, perdiste un tie break de forma horrible por demasiados UE, el 2DO set fue muy bueno casi perfecto y en el 3ERO. de nuevo te rompes tú el servicio y le das oportunidad a Del Potro a que te gane. Que pena. Contra Murray espero que no cometas los errores de hoy y que veas los partidos contra Murray y Del Potro, saques conclusiones y puedas superar tus errores. Soy tu Fan; pero debo decir lo que siento.Exitos para mañana, gánale a MURRAY, POR FAVOR.
11/10/2012 | 05:45 PM
Good luck for tomorrow..dear Champ.
11/10/2012 | 05:44 PM
Dear Roger,

:( Tough match today! No worries! Good luck in the semis and I'll be cheering for you as always! :)

Your biggest fan,

Adeline
11/10/2012 | 05:40 PM
Dear Roger, I am coming to see you play your beautiful tennis tomorrow. Good luck against whoever you play. Take your chances and get to the final.xxx
11/10/2012 | 05:38 PM
Sorry to hear your back is bothering.
11/10/2012 | 05:37 PM
I thought you had it in the bag after the second set but Del Potro managed to find an extra bit of energy and focus. Still, you're through which is the main thing, and good to perhaps hold back some energy for tomorrow champ. All the best for tomorrow; we'll all be cheering madly for you. Love and hugs, xxxxxxxxxx
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