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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 | 02:53 PM
Dear Roger,

It was quite a match and you fought hard and played some crazy impressive points! What was more impressive was how obviously loyal and large your fan base is! Have a nice vacation and train hard for 2013! Good luck with everything and I'll be cheering for you as always! :)

Your biggest fan,

Adeline
11/13/2012 | 02:44 PM
So poor game from Federer. He deserved to lose the match. Guys I start to think that he thinks only for more money and doesn't care about the fans. So poor mentality he has. I can't imagine how he has won 17 Grand Slam Titles....
11/13/2012 | 02:40 PM
Hi Roger!!! You played very well yesterday, don´t worry, was an excellent year for you. Take care...
Best regards,
Carlos
11/13/2012 | 02:38 PM
Thank you for many games in 2012.
I wish you have an amazing 2013.
:)
11/13/2012 | 02:34 PM
Roger,I enjoyed your game and the Champion ships.
Take care, good rest and have a nice time in off season.
11/13/2012 | 02:33 PM
Bueno Roger, se terminó esta temporada con un balance positivo, ahora los que tenemos la oportunidad de disfrutar de tu gira por Suramérica estamos muy impacientes por verte, COLOMBIA TE ESPERA MI PRÍNCIPE!!!!!!!!!
11/13/2012 | 02:28 PM
No worries, Roger, you had a great season and I am sure, u will have a great 2013 as well,,


For me, the highlight of the match was that amazing 12th point in the 1st set tie-breaker and was so great to see u smiling after the match --


http://www.rogerfedererfans.com/forum/topic/896-match-reportpics-and-video-highlights-of-novak-djokovics-win-over-roger-federer-at-o2-london-world-tour-finals-2012/


have a great 2013.. Allez
11/13/2012 | 02:26 PM
Roger,Please don't misundertand me and all the fans,we all want to see you winning,we all know that you can not win every match,but watching all your matches in which you lost,there is a single problem of Unforced errors,please closely watch all the matches which you lost to Novak, Andy & Nadal and you will easily see the problem.Stats of your winners and errors are available for all the matches,try to overcome this problem and then no one present in the tennis can beat you, Good Luck in 2013.
11/13/2012 | 02:22 PM
Take a rest with your family. You deserve it.
You are the best of the best
All our support from Uruguay
11/13/2012 | 02:18 PM
Hi Roger, I am a very big fan of yours but I am agreed with Mr. Praveentata."It would have been better,if you had made more errors,so that I could have slept early.You never try to improve on your backhand and unforced errors and if you don't really care for your errors, then how you can beat Novak, Andy & Nadal" Please note these points as you have lots of potential. Please make sure to over come this unforced & back hand errors & if you manages to overcome this problem no one can beat you.