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Roger defeated by Rafa

17.08.2013 | Tennis, Starseite 2

Roger showed a strong match against Rafael Nadal in Cincinnati, but eventually had to admit a close 7-5, 4-6, 3-6 defeat.

"I'm happy with my progress along the way," Roger said. "Could have won tonight; should have won tonight. Who knows? But at the end, I think Rafa's confidence and the way he's playing at the moment got him through."

Our champ was in good shape, he varied his serve excellently and moved very well. After winning the first set, at 4-4 in the second, he was just 6 points away from winning the match. He made the 27-year-old Spaniard work for it from beginning to end, when he saved four match points before falling.

As defending champion Roger will drop over 800 points - making him fall back to number 7 behind Tomas Berdych and Juan Martin del Potro in the rankings.

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08/29/2013 | 10:53 PM
Never mind. The USO will be better!!! GOO ROGER!!! GOO!!!
08/23/2013 | 09:35 PM
In my last post I was puzzled by how long Lance Armstrong was allowed to carry on cheating his way to all his sport's biggest trophies before he was finally exposed. Maybe it really is hard to test precisely enough to catch dopers red-handed. Maybe it is too much of an infringement on their professional and personal space.
08/23/2013 | 09:34 PM
Or maybe it's the sheer mass of people who are satisfied to just ignoring it and 'move on'. Anyway, do let's move on, I just voiced my personal and subjective opinion and feel entitled to it, same as you. Difference is, the day they nail Nadal, unlike you, I'll be able to go "Told you so!" ;)
08/23/2013 | 06:26 PM
08/23/2013 | 05:17 PM
Bit late in the day as it's a week since the match and no doubt this thread will bbe delete!
08/23/2013 | 05:09 PM
can everyone please start a campaign to get the alleged webmasters to change the page/headline 'roger defeated by you know who' ?

everyone kindly respond please - thank you

08/23/2013 | 03:33 PM
Tennis will not be tennis without Roger.
08/23/2013 | 03:32 PM
I know a slight exaggeration! lol
08/23/2013 | 03:30 PM
Cheekychops Grigor will himself have retired long before Roger Babe! lol X
08/23/2013 | 03:26 PM
When our beloved champion decides to hang up his raquet(I hope not in a long while) I will support Dimitrov he is the best of the young ones in my opinion.
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