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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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04/06/2013 | 04:25 PM
@foursocks: Initially,I too was thinking that Roger would skip Monte carlo, but after seeing those intense practice sessions in Zurich ---

http://www.rogerfedererfans.com/forum/topic/1227-should-roger-federer-accept-the-wildcard-for-monte-carlo-rolex-masters-2013/

i some how feel that he will play at monte carlo.
04/05/2013 | 11:17 PM
See you next month. Please take care...
04/05/2013 | 03:38 PM
take care and god bless you.
04/05/2013 | 03:37 PM
Happy birthday to Mikra.Wish you have the best time with family.We are waiting you back on the court.Take care and go bless you and your family
04/05/2013 | 01:44 PM
RF4WORLD***
Thanks for all your posts. Thanks to you we have some information about Roger.
It is interesting to recall some interesting moments from the past, and so fill the time while Roger is off the court. Too bad the people governing this site did not come up with the same idea.
Greeting.
04/05/2013 | 09:56 AM
@RF4WORLD i watched that match live on tv.It was only once i saw him break the racket.If he didn't do that, i d have broken my remote controler.The ball bounced high over the net but he still hit it into the net. That match he play xtremely inferior. It was 2009? IMT it was 2008 the year he played badly, anyway afterwards 2009 was his golden year.
04/05/2013 | 09:50 AM
I LOVE YOU SO MUCH ROGER AND I MISS YOU SO MUCH !!!

WE FANS KNOW WHAT IT IS NOT TO SEE YOU OR TO SEE YOU PLAY OR TO HEAR YOU TALK AND LAUGH.

HOPE ONE DAY YOU WILL KNOW HOW MUCH WE LOVE YOU AND HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU.

MISS YOU ROGER SO MUCH.

YOUR DIEHARD FAN FOREVER NO MATTER WHAT, KEMNA

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, NEVER RETIRE !!!
04/05/2013 | 06:51 AM
DEAR 'RF4world'

YOUR POST - 04/04/2013

OK 4/4 IS YOUR 'FEDERER CONFESSION' DAY - I'LL REMEMBER.

POOR ROGER - I WAS WATCHING - I'M GLAD HE DID IT - HE HAD TO DO IT FOR HIS OWN SANITY.

HE, AND ALL OF YOU, AND I ALSO, WERE ALL GOING CRAZY !

WHEN ROGER DID THAT, HE BROUGHT HIMSELF BACK IN LINE AND RESTORED HIS MENTAL BALANCE.

VERY IMPORTANT MOMENT.

.......BUT , DEAR EVERYONE, DON'T BREAK YOUR PHONE OR REMOTE OR WHATEVER, YOUR FAMILY WON'T BE ABLE TO WATCH TV , OR FIND YOU :-)

04/05/2013 | 01:33 AM
You know, it really is a strange phenomenon !!! But when Roger loses I just can't eat! and I feel really sick! and for a few days I feel very low !!!

WOW!! THE. POWER. OF. ROGER !!

It's crazy!! But it's true !
Rx
04/04/2013 | 11:02 PM
Rf4WORLD
Glad to know I am not the only one who can't eat when Roger loses -think my family who do not comprehend my adoration for Rogers game think I am a bit 'off the wall' but I do not mind. Miss you not playing Roger, take care.