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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 | 09:21 AM
Hi Roger,

You played a fantastic match today, so never mind the loss! You're in great shape to win Grand Slams next year.

Enjoy a good holiday with your family and friends! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Kieran
11/13/2012 | 09:20 AM
Roger. Really you are Champ. Your game, style, shots everything nothing like all these. You are King Of Court.
11/13/2012 | 09:20 AM
Hi Champ...you lose the match but you don't have to blame anything. You played a very hard match vs a valuable opponent like Djokovic is. You fight very hard. And I'm very proud of you. You had a great season anf however I think you must be satisfied for the obtained amazing results. YOU STILL REMAIN OUR G.O.A.T...WAITING FOR YOU NEXT SEASON.....COME ON ROGER!!!!
11/13/2012 | 09:07 AM
I'm sorry you lost Roger, but it was so close and your tennis was spectacular!
Thank you for this wonderful year of tennis; rest well and come back strong in 2013.
xx
11/13/2012 | 09:06 AM
I'm so sad Roger!You played very well!I'm so sorry for your defeat witch Djokovic!But you have a fabulos year where you regained the world No.1 and you beat reaching record 302 weeks.Good luck in next year!Come on MAESTRO!GOD BE WITH YOU!
11/13/2012 | 09:01 AM
Roger you are a legend! What a match, I know the loss must have been tough as it was for your adoring fans, but we are so proud of you and to be your fans. Thank you so much for an amazing year, I pray that you keep playing for a long time as tennis will not be the same without you. I hope you have a well deserved rest and am already looking forward to next year, you have nothing to prove, just enjoy playing x
11/13/2012 | 08:59 AM
Sorry you lost this one , but you have had a fantastic year.Proud of your achievements! Have a good rest , enjoy your family and South America.
Looking forward to next year and your wonderful tennis.
Best wishes to you and the family.
11/13/2012 | 08:32 AM
I AM DEVASTETED BY YOUR LOSS....CAUSE YOUR GAME WAS SPECTACULAR...THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS MAGICAL 2012, YOU GAVE US SO MUCH JOY, GOD BLESS YOU!!! I WAS THE HAPPIEST EVER WHEN YOU REGAIN NO1 SPOT IN THE JULY AFTER THAT MAGNIFICENT GAME OF YOUR AT WIMBLEDON, MY GOD, IT WAS SO PURE, SO UNBELIEVEABLE!!!! THANK YOU, MY DEAREST BOY, THANK YOU SO MUCH. I LOVE YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. EVEN MY PROFILE AT FACEBOOK IS YOUR PHOTO FROM YESTERDAY. LOVE YOU :*!!!
11/13/2012 | 08:31 AM
hai my roger....!! losing 1 match it doesnt matter you are still the maestro of all and it was truly amazing match you were excellent but you dint hold up all......so nothing to worry you have got still more years to play so next year we all hope that you will win more tournaments .....so good luck see you on dec 15 against tsonga ....good luck we hope you win..........see ya...!!!
11/13/2012 | 08:28 AM
Roger,
Although the result last night was disappointing, you did a good job and offered us a very wonderful match. Although we felt sad about your failure to be the champion for the 7th time, we are so glad to see you still so enthusiastic for playing tennis and thank you so much for providing us with quite marvelous matches.
We are looking forward to your 2013 season.
Last but not least, keep healthy and never say “Goodbye” to us!