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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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04/18/2013 | 02:52 PM
Sensational Stan! Roger back to No2!!
04/18/2013 | 02:48 PM
Stan won!!! This means I think Roger moves up to Number 2!!! Of course though in our hearts always Number 1.
04/18/2013 | 02:33 PM
Come on Stan. You have beaten Murray before. On to the next round Stan! Hopp Suisse!
04/18/2013 | 02:15 PM
Stan I set up easily!!!
04/18/2013 | 01:28 PM
Stan V Murray on 12.30pm UK time.
04/18/2013 | 01:28 PM
Stan V Murray on 12.30pm UK time.
04/18/2013 | 01:08 PM
Better link - http://www.streamhunter.eu/tennis-live-streaming-video.html Rafa on currently and he has won the first set.
04/18/2013 | 12:45 PM
Big match at Monte Carlo at 1.30 pm UK time in which Roger's pal Stan plays Andy Murray. If he wins Roger could regain the number 2 ranking! Let's keep our fingers crossed. It should also be a good match. - http://www.tennisworldusa.org/ATP---Stanislas-Wawrinka-could-help-Roger-Federer-go-back-to-no-2-in-the-rankings-articolo9423.html

Live - http://www.livescorehunter.com

Missing you Roger! X
04/18/2013 | 04:51 AM
Write this words: this year roger is going to win french open!
Miss you champ!
Loves from Brazil
04/17/2013 | 11:57 PM
Hey Roger, hope, your practice is going on well. I just now read that If your good friend Stan Wawrinka beats Andy Murray tomorrow @ MonteCarlo, then, you will be back to #2 in the rankings-


Hope, u can once again get back to #1. Love you always