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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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08/20/2013 | 11:07 PM
Roger vs. Mystery one for tomorrow would be Obama!!! Hey USA.
08/20/2013 | 10:47 PM
Just got back from holiday and watched your match against Rafa, wow! So good to see you playing again and so well, hope the back is mended. Best of luck in the US.
08/20/2013 | 09:31 PM
We are all with you Roger, go go u can do it champ , u can win more and more tournaments .
08/20/2013 | 08:36 PM
Well spoken, IMRANSQC! We should all support Roger. And i think it worked a little bit Saturday. And if we give it full power, Roger will be back soon :-) I'm willing to support him more than ever. It's time to do something back for Roger..
08/20/2013 | 08:20 PM
We worldwide fans should show our full support to roger around this difficult period. Roger has given us extremely enjoyable games to watch. Just because he's having bad time now doesn't mean we fans should abandoned our favorite.
p.s To those who complains about him to quit, think about it; do you abandoned your dear ones when they fail to live up to your expectations even all they wanted was to bring a smile to your face? So we fans should pray for his win
08/20/2013 | 08:20 PM
We worldwide fans should show our full support to roger around this difficult period. Roger has given us extremely enjoyable games to watch. Just because he's having bad time now doesn't mean we fans should abandoned our favorite.
p.s To those who complains about him to quit, think about it; do you abandoned your dear ones when they fail to live up to your expectations even all they wanted was to bring a smile to your face? So we fans should pray for his win
08/20/2013 | 08:19 PM
We worldwide fans should show our full support to roger around this difficult period. Roger has given us extremely enjoyable games to watch. Just because he's having bad time now doesn't mean we fans should abandoned our favorite.
p.s To those who complains about him to quit, think about it; do you abandoned your dear ones when they fail to live up to your expectations even all they wanted was to bring a smile to your face? So we fans should pray for his win
08/20/2013 | 08:18 PM
We worldwide fans should show our full support to roger around this difficult period. Roger has given us extremely enjoyable games to watch. Just because he's having bad time now doesn't mean we fans should abandoned our favourite.
p.s To those who complains about him to quit, think about it; do you abandoned your dear ones when they fail to live up to your expectations even all they wanted was to bring a smile to your face?? So we fans should pray
08/20/2013 | 07:37 PM
I was glad to see you in the Cincinnati master, your match against Rafa was amazing, though eventually lost the game. I believe that the next competition will be better than this time. See you in the US Open, I look forward to see your games in US Open. Good luck!! ^^