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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 | 07:40 PM
Sorry Roger, it was a tough loss,you fought well but failure of your main weapon and few unforced errors cost you the match
Forget about everything for a while,have a great holiday with your family
Come back and beat Djokovic to make us happy
11/13/2012 | 07:25 PM
Federinho my dearest, I've read so much about the match, it seems you won it, only compliments to you, how you awed everyone - again. So, at the end od the day, you're just enbeatable, no matter the score! Now it's time to get prepared to meet you here in Brazil - pls tell me there's something I can do to meet you, to talk a little, take a - thousand - picture with you! Please, just name it and I'll do it! My dream, help me to meet you! Love
11/13/2012 | 07:23 PM
Dear Roger, it's really sweet that you leave by boat last night. You really comforted us and we love you so much. All the best for you and your family! Have a good rest!
11/13/2012 | 07:20 PM
Roger, it may be you who lost that match but from what I can see it is your crazy, unbelievable, amazing shot making that has made the news. It is your shots which are going to live on, not who won. There are no words to describe some of the shots you played both against Murray and Djokovic, they were so crazy but so wonderful!
I know you were upset in losing, so were we, but you were WONDERFUL! Cheer up Rogi, we still love you!
11/13/2012 | 07:14 PM
Hi Roger!
I' sorry! Love!
11/13/2012 | 07:12 PM
Never Mind Roger It's just a Tournament ,, have some rest with your beloved family and see you in 2013 isa .. we love you no matter what and there is nothing left to prove Roger You have Proved everything :D
11/13/2012 | 07:11 PM
You are amazing Roger! Have a great holiday! Looking forward to seeing you when you return! Always my Number 1! Pxxx
11/13/2012 | 06:57 PM
Roger, you put your heart and soul into that match. Must admit I was very upset for you, but as usual you were so gracious in defeat and your lovely smile picked me up again. Thank you so much for this year, you have worked so hard and achieved so much and I am truly grateful as I just love to watch you play. I hope you have a lovely break with your beautiful family, you deserve it. Always a devoted fan x
11/13/2012 | 06:48 PM
I couldn't watch. I went on the internet hours before it was televised where I live and saw that you lost. I just couldn't watch because I want you to win every match you play. I hear you played great. You are still the greatest. You are still #2 in the world, past all of these younger guys. Sorry I can't watch you play when you lose, it just breaks my heart.
11/13/2012 | 06:47 PM
I couldn't watch. I went on the internet hours before it was televised where I live and saw that you lost. I just couldn't watch because I want you to win every match you play. I hear you played great. You are still the greatest. You are still #2 in the world, past all of these younger guys. Sorry I can't watch you play when you lose, it just breaks my heart.