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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 | 09:56 AM
Good Morning Maestro,

GOD WORKS in mysterious ways! Thank U Jesus!!!

The 2013 Roland Garros Title is- yours!!!!!!!

05/22/2013 | 08:52 AM

Who is asking you to stay on this site???

If you think Roger is done, he can better quit, etc, than why are you still here leaving harsh comments?

Go find yourself a new hero and when he loses, destroy him too and find someone else.

GhorGhor, you are such a loser, 'beating' on someone when he is down.
05/22/2013 | 08:49 AM

Of course if the Rome final 2013 would be 5 sets, Roger would still not have won.
Ik know that, I am not that ignorant.
But he would have been able to take a set of Rafa, that I do believe.
Not two sets, just one.
05/22/2013 | 07:11 AM
Time's here again Roger..

"Just do it"
05/22/2013 | 07:11 AM
Time's here again Roger..

"Just do it"
05/22/2013 | 07:02 AM
Roger, you had an excellent week and your approach for the final was correct. Sadly for you and us your fans, Rafa was on the top of his game and when he plays that way pretty much nobody stands a chance. The score does not reflect your effort. Best of luck at Roland Garros! Always with you, win or lose!
05/22/2013 | 05:29 AM
It was not just a competition of skills, it was also a competition of mental strength. The difference between these 2 arch rivalries were obvious. If one admitted the defeat by not trying to close the gap same disaster would repeat again and again simply because one is better than the other. That's all about the sport in general. Like I mentioned many times before it is the time to have a big dose of medicine to cure the weakness of mental status. Get a mentor or coach who can make you tough up.
05/22/2013 | 04:33 AM
Roger: Murray withdrew from RG apparently, it is sad because you dislike him and you play your best tennis when you are angry. Please take this next slam as lucly number 18, each opponent is an obstacle and you should hate them for that, be angry, play fast and heavy balls and if they attack your forehand use all your great effects to show them that they are making a mistake. Nothing is said until you play, you can beat anyone anywhere and whenever, trus yourself. Always rooting for you.
05/22/2013 | 04:29 AM
Not such good news for Andy Murray--hopefully he will recover in time for Wimbledon--he will certainly be missed in Paris

Margaret chronic fan of Roger Federer
05/22/2013 | 04:27 AM
Firstly I would like to thank/congratulate Joke [dutchlady] on her excellent post to Roger--just superb and your use of words second to none.Thank you.
Actually reminds me of the time when RF .com was first set up by Roger--then we would read interesting and supportive posts.Many we have saved--always a delight to read --- the same can also be said for Joke,Amelia,Heartofthematter and a couple of others.

What a thrill for Stan to have a plane named in his honour.Wonderful news.