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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 | 12:21 PM
Great match, great year... In my opinion you have played like a real champion!!! Heve a nice vacation and I am pretty sure the next season will be your season again...
Stay cool your fans will be always with you!
11/13/2012 | 12:14 PM
IDK why I am so sad, I want to be happy because I see him playing, but I am so sad he loosing, I can't sleep properly, I can't control my mind, I want to be happy for him because he achieved so much this year, maybe... I am sad because he deserve more, his style deserve more than any other player... looking forward to see Roger Federer in 2013, he needs rest mentally more than physical, I will watch youtube to see beautiful game, come soon 2013...!!
11/13/2012 | 12:12 PM
Most hard courts at ATP is very slow like Australia open, Indian wells, miami, Montreal, Toronto, shanghai
11/13/2012 | 12:10 PM
Always llove roger and mierka.
11/13/2012 | 12:10 PM
Always llove roger and mierka.
11/13/2012 | 12:10 PM
Always llove roger and mierka.
11/13/2012 | 12:10 PM
Pity. Another match that you lost, and you had the advantage. I'm sorry about that.
Rest well. So we'll see what the new season will bring.
Best of luck, Roger.
11/13/2012 | 12:07 PM
Roger, whenever the rallies or point get longer playing from baseline, my eye hv tears coz djokovic hv the advantage to win that point coz is he 25 years old , while u already 31 years ls, u2 arena court is still slow but low bounce, most of courts at ATP is very slow nowadays, djokovic strategy is make u play more long rallies so he taken more energy from u, while u strategy is shorten the point faster, fast court favor u game, while slow court favor nadal , Murray n djokovic game
11/13/2012 | 12:04 PM
Roger!

This is the way that I dont like! Your not able to compet against Novak on base line. You must take some riscs, like backhand down on the line more times and short cuts. Just hit the ball is not the way, because he is very strong in his hits.
Take some rest and back in 2013 more wise in your game.
11/13/2012 | 12:02 PM
Roger, whenever the rallies or point get longer playing from baseline, my eye hv tears coz djokovic hv the advantage to win that point coz is he 25 years old , while u already 31 years ls, u2 arena court is still slow but low bounce, most of courts at ATP is very slow nowadays, djokovic strategy is make u play more long rallies so he taken more energy from u, while u strategy is shorten the point faster, fast court favor u game, while slow court favor nadal , Murray n djokovic game