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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 | 02:33 PM
3-0 Del Potro!!!
10/12/2013 | 02:31 PM
Yep! Super sharp. Delpo's forehand down the line is on fire!
10/12/2013 | 02:27 PM
Good match!
10/12/2013 | 02:22 PM
I nearly forgot!
10/12/2013 | 02:13 PM
Nadal and Delpo warming up. Should be a sharp match!
10/12/2013 | 01:16 PM
Shatir, I replayed it a number of times. Djokovic left the ball and then the call was made. The chair made the right decision. Djokovic didn't like it. He should have played it regardless because it was close.
10/12/2013 | 01:13 PM
CPISCEAN,

Thanks. Sounds like the point should have been replayed if the 'out' call came before Djokovic decided to leave it.

@Fancyfree,

2014 will be really interesting, I guess. Once we stop with the constant demands for Roger having to prove himself every time, I guess he has quite a bit of time (next 3-4 years) to enjoy his game and step up his performance when he really wants it.
10/12/2013 | 01:06 PM
HUGHSIE

Wonderful story! I read your posts all the time, they are so sincere and full of wisdom. And congrats with passing your exam :-)
10/12/2013 | 01:06 PM
***CJM***10/12/2013
I am not so sure--Lynette, his mother has said on more than one occasion, that people were telling them [parents]even at a very young age that their son was extremely talented.When he told his parents at the tender age of 14 yrs that he been accepted into the French National Tennis centre, she replied 'Our life will change forever'or words to that effect.Evidently Peter Carter often spoke about this talented Swiss boy. For some reason he just 'had it'.Genius
Margaret
10/12/2013 | 12:58 PM
Shatir, It was break point. Djokovic believed that he had won the point with a shot that he thought was out with a late out call. Then Tsonga challenged the call. Bear in mind, Djokovic did not play the point (he could have easily touched the ball but chose not to). Then Hawkeye showed the ball was in, meaning that Djokovic was broken. He was complaining about the late call. The thing is, he should have played it regardless.