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Roger loses Rome final

19.05.2013 | Tennis, Starseite 2

Roger lost the final in Rome against Rafael Nadal 1-6, 3-6 in only 68 minutes and therefore our champ is still not able to add the Rome title to his long list of trophies. 

The stats of the game tell two different stories – yes they tell you that Rafa Nadal won 6-1, 6-3 but they also say that Roger had 32 unforced errors to Rafa’s 8 during a match that lasted 1 hour 8 minutes. Another telling stat was that our Roger only won 55% of his first serves – down from 73% in his match against Simone. There was a glimmer of hope in the second set when Roger won 2 games in row to go from 1-5 to 3-5 with some brilliant shot making. Unfortunately in the last game our champ had two unforced errors and at 0-40 Nadal sent down a good serve to clinch the Championship. As ever Roger was gracious at the end complementing Rafa on the way he played. 

Next up are the French Open, starting next Sunday.

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05/20/2013 | 04:46 PM
It was nice tournament! Never Mind! You played great all the week but today wasn't Your day. I believe that next touraments will be amazing! Have a rest and stay healthy. I can't wait to French Open! GOO ROGER!!! GOO!!!
05/20/2013 | 04:38 PM
Negative criticism doesn't do anyone any good and can actually be very destructive.
Roger's the reason why I and so many others watch tennis. Last year was fantastic and those last two points of the 2nd set of the last Wimbley final were breath-taking-only RF could play like that. He so rarely takes time off I'm just concerned that he's physically healthy. All best wishes to RF and team for the rest of the year.
05/20/2013 | 04:28 PM
Criticism is very healthy keeps a champion like Federer alive all those
pampering stories will bring him not any victories in these days as tennis has changed drastically there are only predators on the courts these days no nannys !!
05/20/2013 | 04:20 PM
To fans like that I can only say: If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen! Nobody is interested in your criticism, least of all Roger, who is paying for this website. If you want to express your personal frustration, go do it on some other platform or forum. This website should be to support Roger when he has a difficult time and cheer him on when things go well and celebrate with him when is successful.

Joke, an incurable, chronic, forever fan
05/20/2013 | 04:16 PM
I would be a lot happier if everyone would have that attitude towards Roger. I believe he deserves the continuous support of his fans and if you can only support him if he does what you expect him to do or even think he ought to do, than you must admit to youself and other fans, that you are nothing more than a fair weather fan, who only supports a winner, not the wonderful, vulnerable, talented, beautiful human being and tennisplayer hat Roger is.
05/20/2013 | 04:16 PM
Estoy realmente decepcionado. Este no es el ídolo que yo tenía. Una cosa es perder porque tu rival te supera y otra es entregarte sin luchar, sin mostrar un poco de carácter. Así no se enfrenta la vida. Parece que entras a la cancha ya con el partido perdido. Es una lastima porque habíamos muchos pero muchos seguidores que esperabamos al menos un poco más de entrega, de corazón y de alma en la cancha y no hubo nada de eso. Estamos muy dolidos, muy tristes
05/20/2013 | 04:12 PM
are only human and have their lesser moments as well. Not as often maybe as normal mortals, but nonetheless. But when they have them they are often in front of 10s of thousands or even millions of people who only want their hero to win or to go under in a tough fight. It doesn't work like that. Champions have their not so heroic moments as well and we have to learn to accept that. I will never Judge Roger, because I love and admire him for what he is and has done over the years.
05/20/2013 | 04:11 PM
So sorry that it didn't work out - just not your day at all yesterday! Better luck in Paris!
05/20/2013 | 04:07 PM
Well, well, well, so many opinions and so many condemnations by so many judges, who all seem to know better. No complaints when Roger used to trash an opponent in his earlier days. No trashing Djokovic for losing the first set to Roger 6-0 in the Cinci final or even giving up in the final the year before. Roger could have given up, claiming to be injured or having a bad stomach or whatever, but he didn't and never does give up. He plays on. People tend to forget that our tennis champions
05/20/2013 | 04:04 PM
We should simply recognize that Nadal is the best player ever on clay. His mental and physical strength, his determination and voracity to win, and his head to head record against Roger, are unbreakable barriers that -with only few excepations- could never been overcome by Roger. I wisely decided not to watch yesterdays final, because I anticipated the obvious outcome. I am sick and tired of so many heartbreaking matches against Nadal and I am very sorry about Roger and his surrending attitude.