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Out against Benneteau

15.02.2013 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Roger was shocked by Julien Benneteau in the quarter finals of Rotterdam today, losing to the Frenchman 3-6, 5-7.

Roger did not seem his usual self, battling with ill-timed double faults and a bad rhythm in general. Benneteau secured three service breaks, while dropping just one to clearly lead the match. It was only at 2-4 in the second set that Roger finally scored a break after being able to hold serve. Unfortunately he struggled with his serve again at 5-6 and finally had to admit defeat after too many errors including another double fault.

Next up for Roger are the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, starting on February 25th.

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02/15/2013 | 11:08 PM
Sad about the QF, I was at work didn't watch and I'm not going to watch this match. Hope there isn't a health or an injury issue. I also hope you accomplish all you set out to do for your Foundation in South Africa and wishing your a pleasant trip.

02/15/2013 | 11:00 PM
Rog 84
Good riddins to bad rubbish
02/15/2013 | 10:58 PM
which is/will assist thousands of underprivileged children in that country.
Quote 'one of my dreams is to meet Nelson Mandela'.Roger I am quite sure that it is one of his dreams is to meet Roger Federer. What a meeting of the 2 most respected men on this earth.I hope that your dream is fulfilled--no-one deserves it more than you.
Enjoy your trip--may the promotion go very well for you and the foundation
Kindest regards
Margaret registered nurse and chronic fan of RF forever.
02/15/2013 | 10:57 PM
It wasn't Your day. Never mind, it will come better times!!! I can't wait to the Dubai!!! It will be so great!!! GOO ROGER!!! GOO!!!
02/15/2013 | 10:56 PM
Gute Besserung, lieber Roger. Clearly something bothering you tonight. Whatever it is, I hope it resolves quickly and I wish you the very best of health and every success for the rest of 2013. Go, genius! Love you!
02/15/2013 | 10:51 PM
Yes, just a bad day, or evening rather and Benneteau at his very best. Thought it would go to a tie break and then into a third set and you would win, but not to be. Look forward to the next one now. Love, Liz x
02/15/2013 | 10:48 PM
moment--I do not know & certainly none of my business.However,I began wondering following one of your interviews when you mentioned that a later start on the Wednesday gave you a litte more time to ?practice.
You played the very best that you could with no complaints-I could and would not ask for any more.Why should I ? You have achieved so much--thrilled millions world wide with your extraordinary talent on the tennis court and now you're off to South Africa to promote your foundation
02/15/2013 | 10:37 PM
Hello Roger
Bad luck but it is not the end of the world for any of us as the sun will set today and rise again tomorrow.
One thing that I will say having watched or seen you play for the past 17 years is that Roger Federer and his tennis have never been the best of friends with cold weather AND it is cold in Rotterdam,cool for your evening matches in Melbourne.
AND your back has been problematic for as long as I can remember.It appears to me that there may be some problem physically at the
02/15/2013 | 10:33 PM
Hard luck Roger, just now saw the highlights from the match --


good luck for Dubai, have a nice rest and come back fresh. Allez
02/15/2013 | 10:31 PM
☆No matter champion, it is always wonderful to see you play and win but but when this does not happen, it does not change anything in our admiration. I just think that athletes deserved rest more because work both inside and outside the court, remembering that an athlete is a human and not a robot so it is understandable when lose, great champions also have their day of loss, is part of the game and every sport. ☆