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Out against Tsonga

04.06.2013 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Unfortunately Roger lost his quarter final match against Jo Wilfreid Tsonga today 7-5, 6-3, 6-3. Our champ could only bring 58% of points on his first serve which contained no aces. Combined with 34 unforced errors there was only one way this match was going.

“This is obviously a crushing loss," Roger said following a quick shirt change. "I struggled a little bit everywhere. Personally, I'm pretty sad about the match and the way I played. Jo-Willy played great today. He was better than me in all areas . He returned better than I did, served better than I did. I struggled to find my rhythm. I'm just disappointed I couldn't put in a better match. Missing smashes goes hand in hand with missing so many other things," said our champ, who was broken six times during the contest. "Should have never gotten broken (after being up) 4-2 (in the first set). In hindsight now that's obviously a huge game for me, and things didn't go well from then on for me today."

Roger’s next contest is at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle (Germany), starting on the 10th June.

 
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06/08/2013 | 02:17 AM
**RAMCHARAN** that makes sense. i know they never seem to get tired. it certainly would get into my mind if were roger. anyway the FO seems like beating your head against a brick wall. hopeless. like bodo i am rafatigued. just give him all the clay trophies and let us move on to the rest of the year where other players actually matter.
06/08/2013 | 02:06 AM
sorry forgot to address that to **TONYN** about the hamburg madrid wins. no matter how you slice it. not happening against nadal at the french. i have waited for years. even djokovic who has beat him more couldn't get him. roger was great on clay always. nadal was not good enough to get to all the hard court finals until later in his career. so the results are skewed in his favor head to head because of clay..
06/08/2013 | 02:00 AM
Its pretty obvious Roger's preparations for this year's clay season was poorer than ever, especially the French open.
06/08/2013 | 01:59 AM
Jodoug,

It's not just mental from their game. Its their PEDs that become mental for Roger. See part of the strategy is Nadal's high bouncing loopy balls to his SH backhand and the other part is the retrieving of the balls (PEDs are surely involved here) no matter where Fed places it. Then it definitely makes you think every time you play him. But it is what it is and ATP is allowing that and they are continuing it...
06/08/2013 | 01:54 AM
**TONYN**

Thanks, very good (and important) statistics you mentioned! I totally agree with what you mentioned about Roger's attitude. I think Roger should put more effort into getting prepared and fit at least for the 4 big tournaments of the year.
06/08/2013 | 01:51 AM
Also they refused to water the slippery dry court which Djoko requested the umpire many times. He seems to be very unhappy about that...
06/08/2013 | 01:51 AM
i didn't say he had never beat him on clay. i remember hamburg and madrid. in fact i have both dvds. madrid 2009 started the great run that year to win FO and break pete's 14 at wimby. ok if it's not mental, what is it? roger certainly has more talent. at the aussie open 2009 nadal should have been dead tired. roger was playing so great. 5 set loss. it is not a loser's attitude. facts. did you want roger in a FO final with nadal? i didn't . rafa and djok don't get tired from 5 setters.
06/08/2013 | 12:18 AM
they even had a discussion whether they will change nadal's seed for nadal because his ranking is number 5. it's retarded. tennis organizers now fix everything for nadal to win. they need to be punished for this...
06/08/2013 | 12:12 AM
RamCharan/ outrageous lol. It seems tennis organizers work for Nadal. I am sure the draw is fixed for Nadal too. why do dimitrov was in Djokovic draw two times straight after he had a close match with nadal?
06/07/2013 | 11:58 PM
Don't understand why the organizers scheduled the Djoko-Nadal match before the Ferrer-Tsonga match? In fact, they played in the reverse order till the QF. Also they normally schedule the blockbuster SF later, right? This hot, dry conditions definitely favored Nadal. Not sure how things would've gone had they played the evening SF. Anyway now Nadal can thank the organizers whom he blamed last week...