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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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11/14/2012 | 09:23 PM
Dear Roger,

unfortunately it wasn't meant to be that you won the final even though you really deserved it.
It's been such a phenomenal season for you with the Silver medal, the Masters titles in IW, Madrid and Cinci and of course the title which always means the most to you - Wimbledon.
This year it was even more special as you got back to #1 with that triumph.
Thanks for all the great memories of this year.
It was a pleasure to see you live again.
Enjoy your vacations with your family.
11/14/2012 | 09:02 PM
Dear Roger
it is amazing season while I was following you up at court. you did well as I had excepted! please continue your great style next year I am really waiting for Australian Open 2013.
With best wishes for you and your family!
11/14/2012 | 08:30 PM
So does Hewitt !!
11/14/2012 | 08:27 PM
I want faster courts !
11/14/2012 | 08:26 PM
****TUNA4444*****

Because when there are faster courts .just as in the past there would not be such
long boring rallies anymore it would be better for players who can mix things
up in their tennis and play more attacking instead of defending the baseline
like Murray, Djokovic , Nadal and those serving cannons are doing....
11/14/2012 | 07:18 PM
BOTING

Ok, but tell me then why Roger said yesterday that he wants faster courts ?
11/14/2012 | 06:58 PM
@Tuna4444,
we still have to see how well the other top-4 players will play when they reach the age of 30, and how their head-to-heads will look at that age. In 10 years the media will only remember the number of Slams a player won and not the H2H.
11/14/2012 | 06:55 PM
Although we feel upset for the final result, this is life, but really we appreciate your high moral character especially when you deal with your competitors, your speech which reflects your nice personality, calm us down! really you represents the saying: "It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice", thank you for being a good example " Example is better than precept", may ALLAH bless you & your sweet family and lead you to what is best in this life and afterlife..Go ahead..(:
11/14/2012 | 06:54 PM
Although we feel upset for the final result, this is life, but really we appreciate your high moral character especially when you deal with your competitors, your speech which reflects your nice personality, calm us down! really you represents the saying: "It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice", thank you for being a good example " Example is better than precept", may ALLAH bless you & your sweet family and lead you to what is best in this life and afterlife..Go ahead..(:
11/14/2012 | 06:49 PM
In spite of the loss, I really enjoyed watching Roger fight the way he did, not even to mention his beautiful style of play! This match was decided on a few points, this time they did not go Roger's way, but they did at Wimbledon, and that's important!
So congratulations to Roger on a great season! :)))