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Roger upset in Madrid

10.05.2013 | Tennis, Starseite 2

Roger suffered a 4-6, 6-1, 2-6 defeat against Kei Nishikori at the Madrid Open.

"Kei played better than I did, so the better guy won today, that's for sure. I'll sit together tonight or tomorrow with the team and discuss what the plan is for the next few days and weeks. So I'm excited for that, because clearly I have no choice but to hit the practice courts," Roger said.

Roger struggled with the conditions in Madrid as breezes and shady patches hit the court. He displayed good tennis during several phases but was not constant enough overall, battling with uncharacteristic errors. After losing the first set, he upped his game to level but lost his serve early in the decider and Nishikori broke for a third time in the match to seal victory.

 
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05/10/2013 | 06:37 AM
guys, I said before that Annacone is not necessary no more... he is actually a bag of bricks on roger's back... He hasnt helped him figure out his mental breaks, specially break points, and long rallies... roger should be blasting this other guys...remember when fed used to dominate the tour and he had NO COACH!!! exactly WTF do you need annacone for??? besides stealing from your wallet that is....
05/10/2013 | 06:35 AM
EVERYBODY - I HAVE WATCHED ROG FOR MANY YEARS - IN THE FINAL SET, HE HAD BREAKPOINTS AGAINST KEI.HE HIT 6 SERVICE RETURNS. 5 WERE OUT !!!

I'VE NEVER NEVER SEEN THAT !!! HE WAS TRYING BUT HE EITHER MISSEDD THE LINES BY 1 mm OR HE WAS OUT BY A MILE SHANKING THE BALL AGAIN AND AGAIN.

WHEN HE MISSED THE 5 SERVICE RETURNS I KNEW HIS CHANCES WERE COLDER THAN FREEZING WATER - I LOVE HIM BUT I FEAR THIS IS NOT THE LAST TIME HE WILL DO THIS , THIS YEAR AND I AM THE ONE WHO PREDICTED 4 MORE GSs FOR
05/10/2013 | 06:27 AM
AJ81´s comments are unjustified and unkind. We all have off days. One cannot expect players to always play at their top level no matter what the conditions, time of day or whatever is going on in their lives. In the second set we saw the Federer genius, you were serving well and in total control, so it was disappointing that you appeared to lose focus in the third. Can one train for that? May you be inspired to play your brilliant best. Your tennis is never boring, always diverse and elegant.
05/10/2013 | 06:16 AM
As usual when you loose all your fans have many, many suggestions on how to change your game. I will miss seeing you for the rest of the tournment. I can't wait until you play again. Do your best. I am 64 but I just love watching Roger.
05/10/2013 | 05:52 AM
Pretty average, actually pretty boring. No intensity. If you are healthy, no sickness bothering you, you should sack your coach. Get new energy, get new idea. Otherwise considering retirement. At the moment your match was sucks. I'll be no surprise you tumble out of top 10 at today's level. Disappointed all your fans. If you are out of motivation, out of enthusiasm of good tennis, hang up your racquet. Too hard for your fans to see you are suffering like this. Hope this message will get thru.
05/10/2013 | 05:51 AM
Dear Roger,

It was hurt that you was defected , but i hope it'll make you stronger .... please keep your positive mind ...keep going ... go forward ... ,we'll always support you ... love to see you play on court ....miss you already .....GO...ROGER...GO....
05/10/2013 | 05:39 AM
As always, no matter what you're the best tennis player ever.
05/10/2013 | 05:38 AM
this is tennis, it happens at times. in fact it just happened the other day with dimitrov and djokovic. so kei can feel great for a while and you will do as you said, go get practice and bounce back. you have been in stretches before where it took a while to get back to winning. so you know how this works. good luck and see you next time you play. will be cheering for you all the way.
05/10/2013 | 05:35 AM
Roger, I stilll love you and believe in you.
See you in Rome where you will lift the trophy for the first time!! :)
05/10/2013 | 05:06 AM
Only first tournament back, champ, you'll be fine. Keep trucking!

Love you always!