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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 | 02:16 PM
Roger, your play which fights difficult is so much beautiful. And thanks to your play and mind in 2012, i got great courage. Thank you.
11/13/2012 | 02:10 PM
Welcome to Brazil! Você será recebido como um rei. Roger, Roger... 80 errors... so bad...
11/13/2012 | 02:09 PM
I couldn't sleep after the match, felt sad but reading your message now and you being the best sportsman for 10 consecutive year we fans must also learn how to be like you in times of defeat..
You are the best Roger!! Tennis is beautiful because of you...
Take a rest now with your family...we'll see u in 2013...Be safe and God bless you and your family always..
11/13/2012 | 01:50 PM
Mentioning the ues are not the only problem also the forehand has gone.....
so the ues are mounting and to consolidate the errors the forehand is more
needed .
11/13/2012 | 01:49 PM
That had such brilliant tennis and was such a close match! Too bad! Now enjoy your time off and looking forward to a fabulous 2013!
11/13/2012 | 01:46 PM
What a match! I felt drained just watching it. I'm so sorry it didn't go your way, but have a good rest now - you deserve it - and come back fighting fit for next year!
11/13/2012 | 01:34 PM
US Open 2010, AO 2011, French Open 2011, US Open 2011, AO 2012, French Open 2012, World Tour Finals 2012. You lost the matches here. As far as I remember, you were leading in all of these matches. You are starting to lose tough matches again :(
11/13/2012 | 01:33 PM
Enjoy your time at the planned exhibition matches in December and have a great Chrsitmas and New Years. Rest well, for there are loftier heights to climb in 2013. :-) Lots of love to you and your beautiful family, always. M. xx
11/13/2012 | 01:32 PM
ROger , your tenis is the most beautiful i the world !. I'm so sorry that you lost against Novak, but you are still the best player , nobody play so beatutiful as you . I'm waiting for next tournament jet to see you on court again. Good luck and thank you so much for the season . Thank you , thank you :-))))))))
11/13/2012 | 01:30 PM
(2/2) and there's no reason why 2013 should not be your year again. If, before we are born we could sit by God's side and help him to pen our own destiny, I don't think you could have asked for a better one that which has been gifted to you. We, your fans, nay, your wider family love you so so much and always want to see that destiny shine. You are an inspiration for millions, so be proud and carry on walking and leading with the dignity that only you can imbue and we will continue to follow. xx