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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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03/28/2013 | 10:54 PM
Hey Roger, I had a look-up at your outfit for US Open, 2013 ---


I am sure, what ever you will wear will look gorgeous.

I really-2 liked your outfit for Madrid


Miss you a lot. Love & Regards..
03/28/2013 | 07:17 PM
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03/28/2013 | 05:06 PM
Dear Roger
I hope you are feeling much better and enjoy your family and friends. Wish you to come back strong and healthy
Have you seen Tommy Haas? The marvelous player and it's a pity he could not play so many seasons! I'm happy for Tommy, he is a good player and a good man! I hope you'll be able to play your best tennis in his age! You are younger and of course have time!
Wish you all the best and good luck dearest Roger!
Love, Mimi
03/28/2013 | 03:35 PM
I felt the same . Haas impressed everyone with his tactics and move, I am sure Roger will play aggressive game when he gets back and beat everyone
03/28/2013 | 03:13 PM
Tommy. Haas, has just beaten.Giles Simon in quarterfinal Miami !

All power to him ! He is really playing well !!

But it makes me so mad when. Haas at 34 yrs old is praised and congratulated for being so great at 34yrs , yet our maestro just gets all this negative rubbish about being on the slip- slide downhill for being 31 yrs old !!!

If. Roger is in peak condition with no back trouble he can play and win anything !!
03/28/2013 | 11:15 AM
hello roger i miss you so much my dear maestro take care of you
03/28/2013 | 08:01 AM
Thank you for sharing the link. I like the MADRID outfit of Roger Federer.
Take care
03/28/2013 | 04:37 AM
Dear Roger,

I sincerely hope that you have watched the match between Haas and Djoko.
What an amazing performance by Tommy Haas!!! What a wonderful game!!!
He reminded me the Great Federer... the ROGER FEDERER in his good times...

YOU CAN DO something MAGICAL like this, or better, against Nadal, Murray, Djoko... anyone...
Just want it.

03/27/2013 | 06:26 PM
I am missing you Roger, Tennis is not the same without you! Hope you are having a lovely break.
03/27/2013 | 04:27 PM
You're the BEST male tennis player EVER! Can't wait to see you in action again. Take care of yourself. We love you!!!