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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 | 10:58 PM
Never rains....it pours...Roger is 3rd in the ESPYS best mail tennis player category ....voting closes today. Murray leads...check it out.
07/21/2013 | 10:56 PM
All players of the ATP have regularly tapes on their bodies. lol
07/21/2013 | 10:49 PM
Sorry for the loss in Hamburg, Rog. Hope you're pleased with the progress in using the new racket & getting some more matches under your belt. This one could have gone either way. Saw the tape on your back, hope it won't bother you for long & will be feeling better soon... maybe already, I hope.

Good to hear you're taking the positives out of the event. Looking forward to your return to Swiss soil to play at Gstaad. May you have much success there. Cheering for you all the way!
07/21/2013 | 10:09 PM
You have to stop this! How many stachovsky should appear from nowhere to put your game out? Beyond the 100 seeds is the challenge for you now? Go back to your high level Roger Champion !!!
07/21/2013 | 09:58 PM
Sorry for your loss. Just hope that your health is ok and that you will soon get used to the new racquet. Happy to know that you are preparing for forthcoming hard court tournaments and thats what that matters. We are your true fan and will support you all the way. Stay positive! You are the best tennis player ever!! Love you always.
07/21/2013 | 09:54 PM

Thanks for the info about the cow. It was sad to read she's dead now. But she had a good life though.

And congrats that Froome won the Tour de France :)
07/21/2013 | 09:35 PM
Hey the UK has just won the Tour De France!!! Chris Froome!!! Yippeeeeeee!!!
07/21/2013 | 09:04 PM
07/21/2013 | 08:21 PM
I wonder if you still get a cow when you win Gstaad. I know Roger did in 2004 :) It was so funny to read Roger got a cow. I even wonder what happend with the cow after he got it.