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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 | 10:29 AM
An exciting spiritual match.
You've already done well Roger, you're 31 now! No one can really be as good as you at the age of 31:))
11/13/2012 | 10:22 AM
Great match. Very exciting! Although of course you had both sets. The match was yours and it should have continued that way. Plus you really should have used the drop shot more. Novak was behind the baseline a ton and you would have won some of those long rally points if you used the drop shot. Also maybe change things up a bit next year. Consider, a bigger headed and lighter racket! Thanks. Win 'em all next year Roger. Come on!!!
11/13/2012 | 10:09 AM
Dearest Roger
You played extremely brilliantly but were obviously getting tired after three very exhausting matches in three days. To us, your loving and loyal fans, you will never be second best, always number 1.
Enjoy a well earned rest with your lovely girls and come back next year ready to conquer all your opponents.
Much love and good wishes to you and your girls
FlumpXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
11/13/2012 | 10:04 AM
I hope you are not too disappointed - you played brilliantly and some of the shots were just astonishing - you had the crowd on their feet more than they were sitting down, just wonderful to watch. Looking forward to seeing you play in 2013, all love
11/13/2012 | 09:53 AM
Imagine all those talks about age !! You my dearest maestro beat some one who is hot at the semi and surprised the non believing commenators and then right away without even one day of rest matches neck to neck with someone who is supposed to be the hottest and with more rest right the next day. Both are almost one tennis generation away. Wow imagine !! You sir is the best of the best always.
11/13/2012 | 09:48 AM
May you be healthy and happy always! May all your true fans be able to watch your tennis for a long time. Yes !!
11/13/2012 | 09:47 AM
\o/\o/\o/ always !!!
11/13/2012 | 09:40 AM
Hi Roger,
I'm sorry you've lost the final. However, to me you're still the best. The most elegant player there is. Think back you regained your place number 1 this year. What an accomplishment. I'm looking forward to next year. Have a well deserved rest with your family and wishing you a good match on december 15th.
11/13/2012 | 09:35 AM
GRAZIE COMUNQUE RIMANI IL MIO CAMPIONE SEMPRE E COMUNQUE!!!!!!!!!!YOU RE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11/13/2012 | 09:29 AM
Hi! Roger
You are the king of the court.
Andy