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Roger loses London final

12.11.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 2

A scintillating and truly exciting game lasting 2hr.14 minutes with some of the most impressive tennis seen this year. Unfortunately the result went against our Champ Roger 6-7(6), 5-7 but he played his part in producing a final to go down in history with a worthy opponent in Djokovic.


'I cannot play much better than I did today so I am very pleased."  This was Roger speaking after he had lost out 6-7 (6-8) ,5-7 to Novak Djokovic last night in the O2 arena,London. It was a fascinating game and a fitting end to a high quality championship. 
Roger continued "Congratulations to Novak on an amazing year and tournament, you're the best”. Roger indeed started well, winning the opening nine points and 12 of the first 14 to take a 3-0 lead. He then won the first point of the fourth game, but Djokovic finally held his serve — and soon broke back.In the ninth game, Djokovic broke again to serve for the set at 5-4, but our Champ evened the score and forced the tiebreaker.

"I shouldn't have been broken as often as I was broken today," said Roger, who lost his serve twice in each set. "But then again, that obviously has something to do with Novak, as well. Obviously I was going to try to go after my shots and not just hand it to him. That's just how I play tennis," said Roger. "If I have 80 errors and I win the match, I don't care. I really don't. Maybe a bit of regret because I had the lead twice first before him," said the two-time defending champion. "At the end of the day, that doesn't matter. You have to get over the finish line in the set and then obviously at the match. He was better at that today." 

To start the second set, Roger broke Djokovic and then held all the way to 5-3. A game later and serving for the set, he had two set points but  put a forehand wide and  then another into the net.The breaker included a candidate for the best point of the year as Djokovic, on set point, lunged to clip a diving Roger volley past his opponent, only for the Swiss to contort his body and fire a forehand winner past the Serb from an impossibly acute angle.Two more mistakes from our Champ put Djokovic back on serve and back on track for the title. The Serb closed it out with the backhand passing winner. An amazing game had finished.

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11/13/2012 | 09:08 PM
The WTF title match yesterday will go down in history, together with so many other matches of yours. It was way more thrilling than a roller-coaster ride! You gave it all and it could have gone either way, sadly for us it went Novak’s way but both of you gave your hearts and souls, it was fantastic. And THAT SHOT! WOW!!!! No wonder 4 of the London Finale 2012 Final Hot Shot Top 10 Countdown, were yours, among which we find the shot of the tourney, no less!
All the best and see you in Bogota th
11/13/2012 | 09:07 PM
Dear Roger,

Enjoy a well-deserved and necessary vacation! You had an amazing 2012 and must be very proud!
Thank you for so many great moments and matches. We would love to watch you win all the time but you are only human (we do seem to forget this) and you have already given us so much more than we could hope for. You don’t have to prove anything to anybody, just stay healthy and play the game you so dearly love for as long as you can. We will always be rooting for you.
The WTF title ma
11/13/2012 | 08:30 PM
I am always delighted to get the chance to watch you play and obviously even more delighted when you win. I reckon I become an honorary Swiss citizen whenever you play. Do enjoy your break and very much hope to see you in action again in 2013.
11/13/2012 | 08:17 PM
Dear Roger:
Whenever you lose, I have a hard time accepting it. This one was a tough one. I think that it is very difficult for you to play high quality players without a day off in between matches. That said, I think you are amazing and I thank you for all you have given to your fans to rejoice about- this year and all the years prior.
Have a well deserved break and enjoy the upcoming holidays. Looking forward to another great year for my Number 1 forever.
Love you, M.
11/13/2012 | 08:04 PM
Thank you Roger for all the great moments and victories in 2012. Wish you all the best :)
11/13/2012 | 08:03 PM
Thank you Roger, for such wondeRFul memories in 2012... I am sure, u will have a great 2013 as well...

For me, thou, there are 1000 of RF memories this year, but the famous hug of Mirka & your mom is on top ---


God bless you. Lots of love....
11/13/2012 | 07:54 PM
ROGER! you never lost! you are the best! your tennis, your shots greatest!thank you for your play, your life! my #1 forever
11/13/2012 | 07:50 PM
In the finals, your play were amazing and splendid, so I am very sorry that you lost.
You are no doubt the best player.
Please evolve more and more, enjoy your tennis.
I always cheer you.
11/13/2012 | 07:49 PM
Roger, I hope you are headed for, if not already lounging on, a quiet, relaxing beach somewhere, laughing & playing with your 3 girls & not thinking about tennis at all!

The final score was a pity, seems like it should have been your victory, that’s a testament on how close the match really was.

THANK YOU for another wonderful season of playing great tennis, achieving more great things & for all the pain & sacrifice it takes…so much more than we know.

Enjoy your vacation ~ Cheers!
11/13/2012 | 07:43 PM
roger lost the match because of poor serving he had doko in trouble early in the match but far too many second serves but i give him credit because he beat murray who is a very good player. at his age against the top ten players he really has to serve perfect.dokos like nadal kills himself to win a point wont be long before the injuries start to come along.