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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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02/17/2013 | 01:51 PM
Hello Roger, there's still many tournaments to come, so rest well and relax for now...We know you can win that match, but sometimes its just a bad day...May God Bless you always and your family and team...BEST OF LUCK to your upcoming tournaments. I always believe in you and i know you can do it =)...Thank you and God Bless.
" Everyday may not be Good,but there's something Good in every day" =)
02/17/2013 | 12:49 PM
My dearest Roger,
When you were playing Murray at AO-open(2013), you were not in your element, why! Umpiring in that match was bad. He is not a good umpire. Do yoga exercises to cure your back problems permanently. Find a good trainer. May you win the remaining three grandslams of 2013. You can and will do it. When you play your best no one can beat you. May God bless you no end. All the best in the future.
Yours lovingly,
02/17/2013 | 10:34 AM
hi Roger,you cant win them all even if we all wish you could.It was a off day simple as that,dust yourself down and get ready for Dubai.Love from me and all your fans in Liverpool.Happy Valentines hope you had a good one!xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
02/17/2013 | 09:34 AM
Dear Roger,
I'm still so sad that you've lost the quarterfinal. However, watching you play is always great. I'm sure you'll be your amazing self again at your next match in Dubai. You're still the best champion there is, remember. Build up your strenght and mental strenght with your family and with the people around you. You can do it, your fans believe in you always no matter what. Take care, xxx
02/17/2013 | 09:31 AM
Love you so much!!!! It does not matter if you win or lose, you will be always the best for me and for all your fans. You are the king, the Master and our Champ for ever, lol. Regards from Peru.
02/17/2013 | 09:20 AM
I'm so sad because I came from Mexico, to see you in the final, but you know what, I cannot be mad at you, because you make me happy in so many ways... And I know that if it was not today, I will have a better opportunity to see you playing live and probably winning another grand slam!. I will always believe in you Roger!, always!, as all your truth fans. May God bless you, always! I'll be missing you at the court ;)
02/17/2013 | 07:14 AM
I am just very happy to see Mr.Federer still compete on the tennis court, win or not .
Thank you Mr.Federer.
02/17/2013 | 06:47 AM
If some of your fans think that it is time to say good bye , they are totally mistaken ,this is not the first time you are playing badly, it happened few times during the last 3 years, but you still came back as No1 after winning wimbledon last July,so please ignore the comments of those who think you can't make it any more.
My only advise is to work hard to sharpen your main weapon and build up mental toughness to play agressive game with confidence.Wish you all the very best in Dubai
02/17/2013 | 06:44 AM
Yes, just don't know what happened to our Champ when he faced Julien; but with all respect, Julien deserves a chance to run for his first ATP title bearing in mind he's already at the same age as our Champ. On the other hand, really very troublesome to hear from RN each time after he won a match that his knee is still not feeling very well, what does he mean by that? RN, please do not play until you fully recover, that's not fair both to you and those who play with you.
02/17/2013 | 02:34 AM
Roger, below is how you could improve your game:

I know you are not as young, fit, or strong as you were many years ago, but I hope you soon start moving like how you used to, with great agility- you are now moving a bit slower- and players such as Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are able to cover up the court much faster than you can.