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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 | 11:05 AM
I' m more than sad, I'm depressed! But, We love you anyway! Like I said before, you are a great human being. Thank you, Mr Federer!
11/13/2012 | 10:58 AM
Het was een super match Roger Djokovic had iets meer geluk dat is alles .U had een geweldig seizoen 17 grand slam en 302 weken nr 1, geweldig gedaan Roger.
Geniet van de rust en Jouw Familie en komt gezond zn wel terug volgend jaar.
Het was Perfect.
11/13/2012 | 10:55 AM
PERFECTION! !!!! I LOVE UU U'RE THE BEST EVEN WHEN U LOSE MATCHES YOU PLAY FASCINATINGLY & MOUTH WATERING PERFORMANCE FROM WHAT WORLD R U PLEASE DONT LET THIS EFFECT U U WONY NEED ANY WILDCARDS TO COMPETE KEEP BELIEVING IN URSELF & DONT EVER DOUBT UR ABILITIES TODAY'S MY BIRTHDAY &THE ONLY PRESENT U CAN GIVE ME IS A PROMISE THAT U WONT GIVE UP.U'RE OUR TENNIS PLANET<3<3<3 GREATEST OF ALL TIME
11/13/2012 | 10:52 AM
Dearest Roger, I´m so sorry you lost yesterday, but never mind. I and all see you´re true champion, ´cause you are able to carry your lost. You deserve to have all great admiration, for the best tennis player at all. You´re able to beat much younger oponnents and show who is truly Maestro.
I wish you have a nice day with your family, good rest and I´m looking forward to see you on the court as soon as. With all my love and admire
11/13/2012 | 10:41 AM
roger, i know you have tried your best, though the result is definitely not what i want to see. i am glad to see you moving around try to get most of the returns, great footwork, but too many UE in forehand. you must know it. anyway, 2012 has been a great yr since you earned the 17th grand slam and made a record of 302 weeks world number 1. terrific! enjoy yr holidays now, c u in melbourne!!! hope u have an even more fruitful 2013 season!!!!!
11/13/2012 | 10:40 AM
Forget the loss. Novak got lucky. Make up for it by winning the Australian Open instead! Don't forget to use drop shots. Put all your focus on one point at a time. Get that first serve down-pat. And please consider a changeup to a bigger headed lighter racket *\o/*
11/13/2012 | 10:39 AM
Roger ottimo livello nella risposta e nella lunghezza dei colpi, hairetto djoko a fondolinea, mancato leggermente il servizio, con Murray era più angolato... Nel primo set peccato nel tuo game di servizio, hai fatto due ottime prime ma non hai osato attaccare subto tirando due colpi quasi centrali e sicuri, forse obisognava osare, e poi dopo il break subito nel secondo set, hai alzato bandiera , la testa era sugli errori e non sulla vittoria, grazie comunque per il livello degli ultimi due match
11/13/2012 | 10:32 AM
Hi Roger.
Oh Well, better luck next year.
And Congratulations for a great season and final at the O2.
You are just great
No matter what.
I don't like you losing to Nole in the big tournaments,
But Hey
Its o.k.
You are just PERFECT.
Love ya
XX
11/13/2012 | 10:31 AM
You played a brilliant match Roger, hope you are not too disheartened as you had a great tournament and I am sure, after a well-deserved rest with your family, you will be ready to go again. To your loyal fans, you will always be number 1. Love, Liz x
11/13/2012 | 10:30 AM
Hi Roger, congratulations to end a great season and I look forward to 2013! Your tennis never ceases to amuse me. Mila