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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 | 03:34 AM
Hello dear fans,
has anyone dowloaded the match? I am dying to see it. Thank you.
marie
11/15/2012 | 03:32 AM
Great match, super wonderful shots ! als0 a wonderful year. Bravo ! Thank you for all the joy watching you at play. In my heart, you will always be the best tennis player in the world. Never give up . Enjoy your holidays and be ready for next year.
May God bless you and protect you, always.
Love you so, so much.
marie
11/15/2012 | 01:28 AM
Roger, if crowd appreciation is what inspires you then I'm sorry to say each fan's appreciation is not the same - if appreciation were measured in seat numbers, the arena would've been quadrupled in size, with my wonderment alone accounting for most of those. A sheer joy to watch.
11/15/2012 | 12:52 AM
yes, I agreed with TRINAM. Good points. But I'm not flaming Roger for not to play the PNB in Paris. It's his decision because it's him who can know how well is his health to play or not to play. Before the Last World tour, I still believe that Our Hero can pull through the games. That's ok. I felt so bad also after the loss. Well, this maybe God's will. Take care with your health and see you play next year. I will still support you.
11/15/2012 | 12:10 AM
Dearest Roger, I was there at the match and it was the most thrilling spectacle ever. I will forever be grateful to you for that as well as for everything else you have given the world. But how sad that, despite winning 4 points MORE than Novak in the first set and only a single point less overall, you "lost" both sets, and that is how it will be recorded. Tennis scoring can be so unjust! Let that be the last time Novak snatches victory from you, and may everything go your way in 2013!
11/14/2012 | 10:58 PM
Enjoy your vacations Roger. Just now saw your schedule of exhibition matches in December, 2012 ---

http://www.rogerfedererfans.com/forum/forum/133-gillette-federer-tour/


Hope, u have a great time in South America. See you in January in Melbourne :). Allez !!!
11/14/2012 | 10:10 PM
No worries for that match. You had a great year in 2012 & I felt so good to see u smiling when you met Totti after the final match ---

http://www.rogerfedererfans.com/forum/topic/897-pics-and-videos-of-francesco-totti-at-atp-world-tour-finals-o2-london-2012/

Allez....... Enjoy your vacations.
11/14/2012 | 10:00 PM
ROGER you were the best in the finals!!!
like you a lot!!!
the result is not important but the way,the character,the shots you played against novak in the final says about it!!!
you are the greatest!!!!!!!!
11/14/2012 | 09:59 PM
You played an amazing tournament even though you weren't at your very best. Your achievements have been incredible this year, we cannot ask for anything more. Thank you for always giving us inspiring tennis to watch.

Have a good rest with your beautiful family & look forward to 2013 which we hope will be another fantastic year for you.

Can't wait to see you in OZ!
11/14/2012 | 09:52 PM
Thank you Roger for all you did this year, an amazing year!
It was pity yesterday but that's life...it went not in your way.
But at Wimbledon well, that's counts!

Please enjoy your vacation and hope you to see refreshed in 2013.
You are always the best; beauty, elegance, souplesse, sensitivity and strengh.

Miwa
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