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Out against Nadal

15.03.2013 | Tennis, Starseite 1

The clash of the titans at Indian Wells turned out to be a non event – unfortunately with our Roger on the losing side against Rafa Nadal 4-6, 2-6. Our Champ – always the gentleman – refused to blame the problem with his back saying: "I'm happy to be out there and able to compete, but it's obviously a small issue," he said. "That doesn't work against guys like Rafa". He added, "you could see at least I could serve full basically, and that always gives you a direction". He also said that he didn't want to talk about his back too much "because I don't like to undermine his performance, either". Rafa was just as magnanimous in victory saying "if I think that I am better than him because I beat him 19 against 10, I will be very stupid and very arrogant," he said. "This is not the case."

Roger had a miserable match against his old foe with only a slight glimmer of hope in the second set to get to 2-3 from 0-3 but Nadal took the remaining games in the set to win the match. It has to be said to Roger’s immense credit that he continued to play when obviously hampered by injury. There are a lot of players who would have retired rather than battling on never mind fashioning a break so early in the second set.

Next up will be the Mutua Madrid Open in May. 

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04/13/2013 | 02:35 PM
Hi roger, hope you are having a great practice session in Zurich. I just now, saw the draw of Monte Carlo ---


That made me miss you so much, I saw you at Monte Carlo in 2009 as well. Miss you. Love you. xoxo
04/12/2013 | 11:51 PM
Never mind. It was nice match. I hope Your back will be ok. I can't wait to next tournament in May!!! Have a long and relaxing break and enjoy time with family. And happy wedding anniversary!!! It's great!!! GOO ROGER!!! GOO!!!
04/12/2013 | 10:54 PM
wishing you and mirka a very very happy wedding anniversary...may Allah always bless you both with endless happiness and peace. Ameen..Stay safe together!
04/12/2013 | 07:04 PM
shaadi ki saalgirah ki hardik shukamnaye.........
04/12/2013 | 08:16 AM
I wish Roger and Mirka Federer a very happy wedding anniversary...
04/12/2013 | 04:37 AM
Hi Roger...
wish you and mirka a very happy wedding anniversary...
it would be nice to hear from you
hope your preparations are goin well....cant wait to see you at Madrid

love you
04/11/2013 | 10:39 PM
Hermoso paisaje donde entrenas Roger!!!
y muy lindo y concentrado se te ve en la foto!!!
Felicitaciones por jugar en Basilea!!! Te deseo lo mejor!!!
04/11/2013 | 10:35 PM
sería lindo que leyera los mensajes!!!
Así se llena de alegria, sobre todos los fans que tiene en todo el mundo, y ver cómo llega al corazón de todas las personas que lo queremos!!!
Alguien podría decírselo. Gracias!!!
04/11/2013 | 06:56 PM
Hi Roger, i know that you don't look the messages. But i want tell you about win wimbledon. To end your beautiful carrier, i hope you will win wimbledon again. You're the top of ever, remember this.
I'm your best fan of italian. I am a child but i had the possibility of watch you on tv. I hope about see you one day, don't end your carrier please!
Bye your majestis Roger
04/11/2013 | 03:52 PM
Hey Roger, happy wedding anniversary to you & Mirka. Hope, your love lasts till eternity ----


Love you both. God bless.