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Out in Hamburg

20.07.2013 | Tennis, Starseite 3

Roger was defeated by Argentine qualifier Federico Delbonis 6-7(7), 6-7(4) in the semifinals in Hamburg today.

"He played well, he was a little more aggressive," Roger said.

Our champ took a 2-1 lead to start with, but was broken right back and had to save two set points to take the set into a tiebreaker. All looked good there as he took a 4-2 lead but did not manage to convert a set point before then dropping the set. Roger had to keep up the fight, defending break points right in his first service game. Eventually taking the set into another tiebreaker, Roger committed a series of errors before Delbonis wrapped up his win.

Next up for Roger is a trip home as he will play the tournament in Gstaad in the Swiss mountains next week.

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07/21/2013 | 09:39 AM

I totally agree with what you said. We should stay positive. Roger is an amazing person. And I'm sure he will find his way through somehow.
07/21/2013 | 09:32 AM
Well done for making the Semi Final Roger, a very close match. I hope your back is ok.
07/21/2013 | 09:32 AM
I think the bigger head size does not fit Rogers game, he cannot generate as much headspeed as heojld with the 90 inch. If we look at the direct winners, especially forehands, it tells the story. His approach shots were also poor. I would suggest him to go back to his old rocket!
07/21/2013 | 08:32 AM
Oh Roger!!! I am very sad when you lose. I really want you have better luck in Gstaad next week cause you deserve it. I know you were playing with a prototype racquet and need some time to adjust it to your play and I think these matches were more like testing it and the best results will come soon. Best wishes for your next matches in Gstaad. Love you so much!!!!!
07/21/2013 | 08:22 AM
1-It was close; it went on one point really. But this was a good run and a step forward I mean you reached the semis with a lot going on and with one match after the other. So it's been definitely good! You got the chance to try new things and managed great on such an abrupt change of surface. That can't be easy. So well done love, let's move on.
07/21/2013 | 08:22 AM
2-It was endlessly delightful to see you. Surely you enjoyed the place, I like the Center Court the roof is pretty cool. Now can't wait for Gstaad! Well actually can't wait to see you playing again. ;)

Roger! Does your back hurt? I'm really worried about it!(´-`)Have you been wearing the KT Tape the whole time the last tournaments under those undershirts?
07/21/2013 | 08:22 AM
3-Why haven't you said anything about it?! I really care about you, don't do that, please share. Well I wish, but I understand. Do whatever you think is best. Just hope you are ok. Find yourself the best back doctor in the world, the best treatment. You can actually have that, do it. Use the CVAC thing, whatever it takes, please take care of yourself.
07/21/2013 | 08:22 AM
4-But the tape is also preventive, so are you just preventing? Wish I knew and mostly wish I could be of some help to you. I wear it sometimes I hurt the tendons of my fingers playing tennis I'm fine but I also dance so it sometimes creeps in. Lucky haven't totally broken something else, sorry I digress. Anyway it's good you wear it. It'll sure help with whatever is going on. The situation is transient don't let it take away your confidence. You'll recover. xo ❤
07/21/2013 | 08:21 AM
5-Don't be too hard on yourself Roger, trust there's always an answer, look beyond and rely on your capacity. Break the inside boundaries. Free yourself from whatever is bothering you.
07/21/2013 | 08:21 AM
6-Cheer up, I want to see you happy my beautiful treasure. Have massive self-esteem. Put a smile upon that incredible face. Get well soon.
:) Che bel tempo sei TU!: http://youtu.be/JGSW_gxmkqc I like this song, great lyrics, beautiful metaphors that create a world of its own.

I love you so much Roger ∞, I can't even explain it. There's only RF in my heart.

:) xoxoxoxoxoxo