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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 | 06:42 PM
Dear Roger:
I am so pleased for you and your family that you can take a break for awhile,you so very much deserve this.Stay healthy and remember that you are our true champion and gentleman.Your shots against Djokovic were AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!
Joyeux Noel et Bon Annee to you and your family.
11/14/2012 | 06:18 PM
I still don't know how you could lose: you played better than him. Unforced errors you made were the key to his success, suspect that was the lack of practise you were refering to... Please, beat him next time, you can do it!
11/14/2012 | 05:04 PM
Thank you Roger, for such wondeRFul memories in 2012... I am sure, u will have a great 2013 as well...

For me, thou, there are 1000 of RF memories this year, but the famous hug of Mirka & your mom is on top ---


God bless you. Lots of love....
11/14/2012 | 04:31 PM
I want to watch Roger Federer play 'til the " sun goes down on both of us " . That was stunning !
11/14/2012 | 04:12 PM
***TUNA4444 ***

Federer does not spend much time anymore on the practice courts as he used
to do when he had no wife and two children !!!! His focus has been split in two
so it has nothing to do with slow or fast courts......
On the age of 31 injuries will occure more often and will take more time to
heal than on the age of 25 !! As you are saying you are a football watcher
than you will understand because injuries in football are a lot more regular.
11/14/2012 | 02:59 PM
Who dare imagine that Roger will be the world no.1 when his hair become white (hoary) at the age 60. That's very amazing.
11/14/2012 | 02:36 PM
Attraction of Roger like action film 007, it never end.
We can see him back in 2013.
11/14/2012 | 02:08 PM
People, did you see this ? Article in US today: Federer sat in Novak's chair ? If it is true and Roger did it on purpose, then I don't know what to say.
11/14/2012 | 02:01 PM
“Roger was an inspiration the way he played. It'll make me work harder to know he's out there.” Andre Agassi
Thank you,Roger, for this fantastic year!You have given us lots of pleasure!Now have a good rest and stay healthy!
11/14/2012 | 01:25 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 ---


Allez....... Enjoy your vacations.