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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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08/23/2013 | 03:16 PM
Hulietta, keep thy friends close, keep thy enemies closer. We know our enemy well. As for uncle Toni, I doubt he is at home playing playstation or picking ripe fruit from the trees. He is up to something. I wish I was a PI, could've taken a few pics, case the joint, see who he is meeting. If only.........
08/23/2013 | 03:15 PM
Me too, i guess that was the so called 'match'.
08/23/2013 | 03:06 PM
Yes the celebrations are being streamed live at 8.20 pm EDT this evening. http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/08/34/Heritage-No1-Celebration.aspx

I'm really curious the know what Roger means by Roger Federer V Roger Federer!
08/23/2013 | 02:46 PM
Roger: Best of luck on your quest for a sixcth US Open, you got a thugh draw but if you are fit and play with confidence and ease you can do it and make the pot sweeter at 18 GS. This time of the year all your fans feel like this with you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGghkjpNCQ8 we will be cheering you forever.
08/23/2013 | 02:42 PM
FANCYFREE

I think they mention a 'free live stream' in this link; http://m.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/08/34/Heritage-No1-Celebration.aspx

But i don't know when it will be available.
08/23/2013 | 02:39 PM
Cheeky Yuki, I know about past tenses in English! lol The event was being announced a couple of days ahead. So what exactly then was that Roger Federer V Roger Federer event?
08/23/2013 | 02:37 PM
FANCYFREE and everyone else,

You're very welcome. I like to help my fellow RF-fans.
08/23/2013 | 02:31 PM
The draw was released, and yet here is this old news. Unbelievable.
08/23/2013 | 02:28 PM
I THINK PAST TENSE MEANS IT'S FINISHED.

THANK YOU***ILoveRoger92***IT WAS DELIGHTFUL - WOW GOOD LOOKING AND NICE ATMOSPHERE.

YUKI
08/23/2013 | 02:17 PM
OMG!!!!!!!Roger was so handsome!!!!!!And his hair is peRFect!!!!!!!!Love you Roger,always in our hearts!!!!!!!!
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