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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 | 08:40 AM
@ GOODMANIA -good suggestion.
@ WRG - good observation.
Both may work for our IDOL if he adopts & executes those.
08/23/2013 | 08:35 AM
@PULMA & SAOCHIA
I agree with you - The DRAW is really simple for our IDOL. Only one or two tough matches to championship.
Yesterday I was just thinking- the next match our IDOL will definitely beat Nadal.
Thanks to US org, they have arranged all for our IDOL to avenge.
Dear IDOL , USO is beckoning, just bring in full eagerness & determination then you are certain to win. You have proved in that one set-you almost got back your vintage for. A bit more....Please
Alll the best.
08/23/2013 | 08:32 AM
Probable oppenents of RF: David Ferrer/ Gasquet /Janowicz / Gulbis / Rafa Nadal / John Isner / Kei Nishikori / Tommy Robredo / Sam Querrey / Berlocq / Zemlja. You can win your oppenents, if you play magical tennis every 7 matches.
US OPEN 2013 will be your's!
08/23/2013 | 07:45 AM
I wish you all the best Maestro. May you be happy and healthy. You will do well. You will shut those people all up.
08/23/2013 | 07:43 AM
Roger, you played great against Nadal. And I got a particularly big kick out of your hammering Nadal's backhand in several points. In the past you might never have wanted to resort to such tactics, relying instead on your innate talent rather than such obvious tactics, but more power to you! Nadal and others have certainly taken the same tactic against you and it's completely fair. Do whatever you need and never let up the pressure.
08/23/2013 | 07:03 AM
Roger....look at how azeranka beat serena by playing moonballing tactic eventhough serena is superior player.....its just like Roger vs Nadal...Roger you are much better player than nadal but nadal's moonballing tactic to return everyball hard moonballing bugs u...u gotta play the same tactic but the difference is your amazing abillity to actually finish the point....thats it!!! Eventual winner will be Roger Federer if you adopt Nadal's tactic!
08/23/2013 | 04:06 AM
I think Federer has a great chance of winning this and make it GS No.18.

Allez Roger!!!!

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08/23/2013 | 02:42 AM
POR SIEMPRE ROGERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AMOR POR SIEMPRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SILVINA.
ARGENTINA.-
08/23/2013 | 02:42 AM
POR SIEMPRE ROGERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AMOR POR SIEMPRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SILVINA.
ARGENTINA.-
08/23/2013 | 02:42 AM
POR SIEMPRE ROGERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AMOR POR SIEMPRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SILVINA.
ARGENTINA.-