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Roger out in Shanghai

10.10.2013 | Tennis, Starseite 3

Roger lost his match against Gaël Monfils 4-6, 7-6(5) and 3-6 in Shanghai today.

 

Roger had a rough start, dropping his first service game which was just enough lead for Monfils to take the opening set. Roger was broken again in the middle of the second set - but this time he broke back powerfully, eventually winning the tie-break. Monfils took the initiative in the decider, breaking to take a 3-1 lead and fianally the match on the first of his three match-points.

Roger's next stop on the Tour will be Basel, his home town. The tournament starts on October 21st.

 
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10/12/2013 | 10:46 AM
**SHATIR**
Federer's racquet was NOT the biggest problem all these years. YES i agree.
That was because of his talent, touch and skill
and partly because of the way tennis was played.

But NOW his age is definitely THE biggest problem causing slight reduction in foot speed and hand-eye coordination AND CAN BE EASILY COMPENSATED USING LARGER RACQUET HEAD.

RACQUET HEAD SIZE affects POWER the most.
Weight distribution (Head heavy, light, balanced) only comes second to the head size..
10/12/2013 | 10:39 AM
You did well there spotting this 'yet another hopeful tennis genius' HUGHSIE.
I have a friend who saw him in those days, could have got his autograph and didn't and now regret it! I know he had promise but how many with promise have the commitment to make the top 10?. I think there was quite a long period where he was highly regarded and he was not succeeding as people thought he could, but no one saw the RF we have come admire and love.
10/12/2013 | 10:03 AM
COULD YOU KINDLY TELL US PLEASE WHAT DREW YOU TO THIS UNKNOWN KID WHO ONLY HAD 14 PEOPLE BOTHER TO STAY TO WATCH HIM AND HOW DID HE BEHAVE WHEN YOU APPROACHED HIM FOR AN AUTOGRAPH?

WERE YOU THE FIRST? DID ALL 14 APPROACH HIM? PLEASE TELL US EVERYTHING.
YOU MUST HAVE SEEN SOMETHING NONE OF US DID. I WAS NOWHERE.
I WANT TO KNOW EVERYTING PLEASE - THANK YOU SINCERELY.

YUKI
10/12/2013 | 09:57 AM
***MARGARET/HUGHSIE***

WHAT A PLEASURE TO SEE AND HEAR FROM YOU AGAIN!

YOU HAD THE EYE OF AN EAGLE WHEN YOU SPOTTED THIS FUTURE WORLD NO. 1 WHILE HE WAS A SPOTTY-FACED NO. 500.

AS YOU KNOW , I HAVE LONG BEEN AN ADMIRER OF YOURS FOR YOUR INSIGHT AND BLESSED SERENITY AS YOU CONTINUED YOUR COMMENTARY ON OUR GREAT TENNIS PLAYER's ROLLER COASTER CAREER THESE YEARS EVER SINCE I CAME ON TO THIS SITE.

(CONT'D)
10/12/2013 | 09:50 AM
Good luck in Basel Roger. I think the most important thing is that you're healthy and fit, and enjoy the game. It is always tough to play against Monfils. Even though I saw you were frustrated during the match I think it might be a good thing to "let it out" sometimes. There are many people who still believe you can win A LOT of tourmanents yet. Enjoy your stay in Shanghai! All the best
10/12/2013 | 08:54 AM
@SDANU,

It doesn't seem you know much about rackets yourself, friend. Most pros use low to medium power rackets. "Powerful" i.e. head-heavy rackets are for beginners because they don't give you accuracy and feel.
Modern racket technology mostly aids in top-spin, where Federer of course is second to none but Rafa, even though he uses a conservative grip for both Forehands and Backhands. Federer's racket is NOT his biggest problem. Other young pros today use the slightly bigger 95" pro staff.
10/12/2013 | 08:51 AM
remember you got 17 grand slams and you are 32 but you can still win another grand slam, don't compare yourself to rafa. he is a great champion and if he gets to 17 grand slams or not ! you are still one of the greatest tennis players that ever live, 99% of professional tennis players will never get 17 grand slams.
10/12/2013 | 08:51 AM
remember you got 17 grand slams and you are 32 but you can still win another grand slam, don't compare yourself to rafa. he is a great champion and if he gets to 17 grand slams or not ! you are still one of the greatest tennis players that ever live, 99% of professional tennis players will never get 17 grand slams.
10/12/2013 | 08:51 AM
remember you got 17 grand slams and you are 32 but you can still win another grand slam, don't compare yourself to rafa. he is a great champion and if he gets to 17 grand slams or not ! you are still one of the greatest tennis players that ever live, 99% of professional tennis players will never get 17 grand slams.
10/12/2013 | 07:34 AM
cont
in unusual situations. This I have discovered in my own life, and most particularly as a trained nurse--the human being NEVER ceases to amaze what one can do.
Look after your health,Roger. We look forward to watching you play in your home town Basel.

Kindest regards
Margaret a chronic fan. Trained nurse.