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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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11/15/2012 | 11:43 AM
Oh and how come Djoker is serving in 120 - 128 mph range? Hope Roger can find a racquet with just a bit more power, otherwise the double-handed backhand players will continue to cause him problems on slow surfaces.
11/15/2012 | 11:18 AM
Caro Roger,
thank you for this amazing season and this wonderful macht! Sei grande!!! Buon riposo e poi buona ripresa per la prossima stagione.
11/15/2012 | 10:22 AM
8 years of sportmanship award voted from players in the tour already told things all.
11/15/2012 | 10:12 AM
One more thing,one of Novak fan posted Roger contradict himself by benefit and credit slow court when playing big server Del Potro.In fact Roger said after loss to Delpo, he is disappointed, he should have been doing better on returning serve because court is slow. What are these people, we can b a fan of one without hate the others.
11/15/2012 | 09:59 AM
@TUNA4444 the article 'Roger sat in Novak chair' is ridiculous.in finale WTF 2010 Roger sat on the left of chair umpire while Rafa was No1.mayb he broke tradition twice ,or mayb no such tradition at all,or mayb every1 honors him to sit on the left since never saw he sits on the right,except wimbledon 2012 Murray sat on the left that mayb he honored Murray,who knows?why would Novak annoyed cos he knows Roger always sits on the left.please dont keep this annoying u.this is politic not tennis.
11/15/2012 | 08:51 AM
Mi fai sempre godere del tuo gioco, anche quando perdi. Grazie.
11/15/2012 | 08:06 AM
@mrj69, here is 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/


for me, the highlights was roger's wonderful passing shot in 1s set TB and Roger smiling after the match....
11/15/2012 | 07:56 AM
ROGER SEI GRANDIOSO !!! grazie dello spettacolare tennis che ci regali
11/15/2012 | 07:26 AM
Amazing match!! Novak was a little bit higher on London for his tennis. I didn't expecting that he played very well. But this is life, this is tennis.
Have a nice Christmas Roger, after you gave me an impresionant year!
Thanks again! Force be w1
COME ON
11/15/2012 | 07:16 AM
i fail to understand the logic of saying that he does not mind committing 80 errors in quest for victory.
you have lost most all of your recent matches due to sheer recklessness at vital stages.
no wonder you lose despite having set points.
frankly it is very disappointing to hear such comments.
i sat up in the wee hours of the morning to see you play.
i certainly think i deserve a better deal.
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