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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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03/30/2013 | 07:56 PM
Dear Roger:
WE MISS YOU BADLY ! But its good you' re taking care of yourself! Happy Easter to you, your family and your team! Its one month before we see you back. 😃
03/30/2013 | 12:57 PM
Dear Roger
Happy EASTER to you and your family as well as to all who celebrate it tomorrow!
I really hope, dear Roger, that you could arrange to play MC! Of course, if you are healthy and fit.
Tennis is almost awful without you! Come back dear, they just do everything to make you slip to the 3rd place, though it's not as important for you! Only what matters is your health, shape and fitness!
Have the wonderful Easter and come back soon!
I wish you all the best and good luck!
Love, Mimi
03/30/2013 | 10:59 AM
Looks like Andy will be No 2 on ATP rankings on Monday :-(

But I still believe that you can gain some form and back on business :)
03/29/2013 | 08:22 PM
Damn I looked at the outfits so ruined the surprises! I do think it's time for Roger to forego his logo on his kit. It's over the top and really not needed.
03/29/2013 | 06:04 PM
Happy Easter, dear Roger. I hope you are taking care of yourself for a successful return in Madrid. GOD BLESS YOU forever!!!
03/29/2013 | 05:01 PM
Hi Dear Roger!!!

☆I came to wish A HAPPY EASTER to you and your lovely family, may you have many happy moments, have fun and relax too much, we miss you, all the best always!!! ☆
╚══*•.¸.•* .... ԼƠVЄ.... *•.¸.•*❤ YOU.

03/29/2013 | 04:56 PM
☆I hope you are enjoying yourself and having a wonderful time to relax and forget about tennis for a while, rest time as you feel necessary, but do you even know how long your body needs to rest, to preserve their physical integrity and their health, what are the limits of a body and it must be respected to avoid injury, of course you know that very well, you and your health always comes first that is the most important, you knows very well what is best for you and you do well!!! ☆

03/29/2013 | 04:52 PM
☆You are very intelligent and smart to know take care of yourself, because you're a natural leader and has a lot to do when you retire resolve (I hope this will take too long to happen) because even then you'll have plenty to do, you will continue acting much on and off the court because you are a master and has a lot to do and teach, our champion and Virtuous and admirable human being!!!☆
03/29/2013 | 03:45 PM
We and Barack Obama need to do more to bring peace to the whole world.
03/29/2013 | 03:38 PM
I have waited for You in Miami but you did'nt take part in the tournament. See you next time.