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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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05/22/2013 | 04:19 PM
... I mean, like seriously, how many matches on clay has Rafa lost in his entire career? I think that that is less then 10 !!! That is unbelievable. And then to have to play someone like that?? But Roger did not give up in the match. Rafa was just better. I understand your 'anger'. I am not a saint myself, I too get angry at Roger, but the guy is trying. At his age he is number 2 or 3 in the world, where the other three are 5 to 6 years younger !!! That itself is amazing, right? ...
05/22/2013 | 04:18 PM
KEMNA
NADAL ISN'T INVINCIBLE, BUT HE'S GOT ALL THE LUCK. LOOK WHAT GULBIS HAS DONE TO HIM , 6-1 FIRST SET AND BROKE HIM IN SECOND, ESCAPED FERER WITH DIFFICULTY. DEL POTRO & DJOKOVIC ALWAYS RUIN HIM. ZEBALLOS WON OVER HIM. FEDERER IS BETTER THAN NADAL IN EVERY WAY. WHY LOSE SELF CONFIDENCE FOR SUCH GUY. I WONDER! HE IS HIS POINT OF WEAKNESS, THEN FIND A WAY YOU CAN GET OVER. THE WAY HE LOST IS HUMILIATION TO US BEFORE FEDERER. HOPE THE BEST FOR HIM, BECAUSE '' NO FEDERER MEANS NO TENNIS FOR ME''
05/22/2013 | 04:14 PM
GHORGHOR,

Thank you for your reaction. Maybe I was a little bit hard on you. I did not mean it like that, but I cannot understand how some can write such things to and about Roger.
Now I know you are not one of them. Maybe you are angry at him for not winning, but have faith. He gave us so many good years. And I know he is trying. Yes, if Roger played the way he played those other matches.... But I don't know what it is to face Rafa on clay, the Clay-Goat in the entire history. ......
05/22/2013 | 04:10 PM
Boting

What do you mean with you comment toward me? Explain please.
05/22/2013 | 04:06 PM
KEMNA
AT FIRST, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR MAGNIFICENT POST. I WANT YOU YO KNOW THAT FEDERER OCCUPIES A GREAT DEAL IN MY LIFE. A FEW YEARS AGO, I GAVE MY WIFE A WORD OF HONOUR TO BUY A NEW FURNITURE FOR EVERY ROOM IN THE HOUSE IF HE WIN ROLAND GARROS. HE DID AND I ALSO HAVE MADE MY PROMISE AND PAID WHAT IS LIKE 8000 $. I GAVE A GOOD WORD THE DAY HE WON JERZY YANOWITZ. IF HE WOULD HAVE PLAYED WITH NADALTHE SAME SPIRIT HE DID WITH YANOWIZ, BENOIT PAIRE, & SIMON HE WOULD HAVE WON NADAL EASILY.
05/22/2013 | 04:00 PM
***SOMNATHI11099**

The draw will be according to the ATP ranking of 20.5.2013
as Murray is nr.2 but pulled out Federer will be seeded as nr.2 Nadal as nr.3
so it looks like Nadal can be in Federer's half of the draw.
05/22/2013 | 03:20 PM
cont.....whatever it is best of luck Roger. As ever wish you to win more than one Major including this RG.
Now does anybody have any guess of draw in RG--would Roger meet Nadal in Semi after Murray pullout????
05/22/2013 | 03:03 PM
SHEAR***
This is my wish for years. I thought it would happen two years ago, but did not.
If that happens, it would be greatly alleviated bad result against Nadal. Is this possible?
05/22/2013 | 02:44 PM
Dont know how the draw will look like, but it will be more than perfect if you beat RN in semi and ND in final.
05/22/2013 | 02:21 PM
Dear Idol,
After Madrid you said you need more practice , so you did & you were in Rome final.In Rome you were lacking match fitness which Nadal was not & that was his favourite surface, so if my deduction is correct you are bound to win your rivalry in Wimbledon if Nadal falls in in your group...meanwhile I strongly believe with more practice & now with match fitness you are certain to reach Final in RG if anybody except Nadal comes in your way in Semifinal...........