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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 | 06:39 PM
You're still and always will stay unreachable !! :)
11/13/2012 | 06:35 PM
Roger, you're an inspiration for my kids. I might have been hard on losing such a close finish, but you played really great. Please, Please continue to play to inspire us. I pray to God that he gives you super natural power in your body and continue to play for more years than any professional in the history of tennis. You marveled and amazed us in the final match. Congrats Roger. Wish you the very best holiday season and looking for more fun charity matches. Cheers from Seattle, WA USA
11/13/2012 | 06:21 PM
although it hearts not seing you win, I cannot imagine tennis without you!!!!!
You are such a Personality..words cannot describe! This is past, you have too many good things taken once again, you grow up and make it so special, you mark a unique line in tennis world! keep on walking!!! As long as it makes you happy!
11/13/2012 | 06:17 PM
Hi, Roger!
Congratulations it was a good performance, but not your best one. You would won that just keeping that slight risk on the game, that´s my opinion. It´s so beautiful to see you playing even you lost. Rest nice and take care of your beautiful wife.
11/13/2012 | 06:15 PM
Im so depress after watching the championship game. You could have won the game. Your game was much better but don't know why and how you lost it. Is it the lack of concentration. you could be still number 1 the end of year but miss the BNP tour and lost 1000 points. You broke my heart. Some time you need to listen to your Team. Please don't be so stubborn. Wish you all the best for year 2013. A New year approach and hope you can come back for one or more years and retire. All the best
11/13/2012 | 06:14 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 ---

http://www.rogerfedererfans.com/forum/topic/874-mirka-federer-spotted-at-o2-london-during-world-tour-final-2012/


God bless you. Lots of love....
11/13/2012 | 06:01 PM
I can not bring myself to understand what happened in the tenth game of the second set. You were up 5-4 40-15 and then, all of a sudden, four unforced errors, and your advantage came to nothing. This is very sad because we all were heading towards the third set.
It is a pity.
11/13/2012 | 06:00 PM
Roger you 're the king of tennis forever ,i was in london just to support you and thanks for all the emotions provided,what you did in this year and first of all in Wimbledon is amazing !!!!!
thank you and........ everybody knows you are the number one !!!!!!
please come back soon because tennis is nothing with out the GENIUS!!!!!
11/13/2012 | 06:00 PM
Dear Roger
When I survived yesterday's match, I'll live a long life!! It was a good match, I only and frankly regret you lost it, though you were ahead a break in the both sets! I don't agree with you that he is a better player! Noway! he plays well, but he was lucky and he is younger man, who showed the great mental stability!.
Personally I don't like his game, but he is successful!
Dear Roger, rest well, make a good schedule for the next year and continue playing your beautiful play!
LoveM
11/13/2012 | 05:36 PM
Dear Roger,
Don't worry, proud yourself! You had a great season and we all know that you are the best! Now just enjoy the break with your family :)