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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 | 04:04 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.
05/20/2013 | 03:47 PM
Dear Roger, you must work hard to improve you game .You have played better this week, thank you for your effort, but obviously it's still not enough.There isn't much time left for FO and Wimbledon.Please don't let your fans suffer such a miserable loss.Anyway,love you always.You are the only reason I watch tennis,because I only love to watch my beautiful Roger playing.Wish you all the best.
05/20/2013 | 03:39 PM
Rog,
I really hope the contents of your website will not be thrown away once it's redesigned.
Also, I hate to see that, say in 2020, you read these unworthy comments and realize that the answer to your problems were mentioned by normal people while you consulted the pros!?

Talk to your coach about passing the Sedona Method in the US and you will be kicking yourself and your coaches WHY YOU DID NOT DO IT SOONER!

All the mental lock can fade away and be controlled, if you know how. Try it!
05/20/2013 | 03:35 PM
To be honest, I completely agree with AJ81. Years ago when I watched one of Roger's French Open final agaist Nadal, I felt so painful to watch my idol play like a coward. Roger lost that final in just 1 hour, which I guess was the record of French open history! Win or loss does not really matter for all your supporters, but you need to play in a professional way, try your best and keep fighting! You can NOT find excuse, saying you lost just because of the too many UEs. Wake up, it never helps!!
05/20/2013 | 03:25 PM
All the best for the FO!
05/20/2013 | 03:10 PM
AJ81- WHATEVA yo name means OR doesnt mean- U ar an IDIOT!

DONT cum over on this site and post CRAP! Nxa

Ticha
05/20/2013 | 03:07 PM
People spent lots of money in final tickets expecting a gladiators' fight. It ended up one of them was a chicken. People do not mind your loss so long you had tried your best. But people do mind if you behaved like a chicken.

It's time for you to consider the retirement. It's time to stop your humiliating yourself in front of millions of viewers and fans for God's sake.
05/20/2013 | 02:57 PM
Our Champ's understated humble celebration in victory and gracefulness in defeat is truly inspirational!
05/20/2013 | 02:54 PM
Well said METIS!
05/20/2013 | 02:46 PM
Congratulations on a great tournament and the excellent preparation for RG. Sorry yesterday went the way it did, but Rafa is in good shape right now, and hey you got to play him in the final, no-one else did. Your gentlemanly charm in defeat is inspirational. I'm sure you know what you need to take from this match without the chastisements of others who don't have to face it personally. Good luck for RG.