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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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08/21/2013 | 08:28 AM
I think he will take on uncle Toni and Srdjan. lol. Two-on-one handicap match.
08/21/2013 | 08:21 AM
Guys,

Take a look at this; http://m.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/08/34/Heritage-No1-Celebration.aspx

I think it's Björn Borg.
08/21/2013 | 08:03 AM
SDANU,

I read that the First Lady will come to the Kids Day.
Maybe he means Michelle Obama??
08/21/2013 | 07:21 AM
Roger, you just look so great from the front page photo hitting the forehand practise in arthur ashe stadium, which this place won consecutive 5 US Open in a row for you.. Wish you best of luck & all the best at US Open..God bless you Roger, pls stay mentally & physically strong..
08/21/2013 | 06:21 AM
"Roger Federer on Facebook : Tomorrow, in honor of a very special anniversary, I take on a new opponent who I have never played before… Can you guess who? Save the date, check in tomorrow for the match!!!"

Who could he be playing tomorrow ?
I think it may be a non-professional tennis player.
The clue may be in the link with Moët and Chandon.
08/21/2013 | 05:46 AM
IMRANSQC, Sincerely thanks & appreciate for your post.. Yes, we all must show our full support mentally & pray for to our Idol during this difficult period..
08/21/2013 | 05:08 AM
Please every fun of Roger. He needs us more than ever. Absolutely full support.
Good luck Rog in the US Open. We all hope you will fight till the finals...And win it!!!!!!!!!!!
08/20/2013 | 11:46 PM
@IMRANSQC Kudos to you !! Thanks.
08/20/2013 | 11:21 PM
Well said IMRANSQC. We belong to this fan club because we love Roger so everyone should give him their full support.
08/20/2013 | 11:11 PM
Probably Roddick?..