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Roger defeated by Djokovic

02.11.2013 | Tennis, Starseite 2

Roger was not able to win his semi-final against Novak Djokovic in Paris-Bercy today, he was defeated 6-4, 3-6, 2-6.

Roger started brilliantly, breaking Djokovic early to take a 2-1 lead and later the set. He scored another break in the beginning of the second set, but Djokovic broke right back and Roger even dropped his serve one more time later on, losing the set. In the decider, Djokovic proved the stronger player, converting break-points to go up 2-1 and even scoring another break to 5-2 and eventually winning the match.

Next week, Roger will play the ATP World Tour Finals in London, having made his qualification for the tournament clear just this week.

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11/03/2013 | 12:57 PM
my patient.Now that you are recovering your beautiful tennis is also recovering.
Margaret [Hughsie] wrote & I quote" but playing 9 matches in 12 days & considering what you have accomplished during the indoor season following a difficult year, is for me, more impressive than beating Novak ".
I agree whole heartedly--inspite of injury and much lost tennis time off the courts,you reached the Basel finals & semis in Paris.And yet some, continue to lecture on how to play your game.
11/03/2013 | 12:52 PM
Sdanu, Roger don have play long baseline rallies like Novak , Murray, nadal with larger racquet frame, that why their tennis is boring n ugly..
11/03/2013 | 12:50 PM
Look, we have had the discussion about the double handed backshot and racquet size loads of times before. Let's just let Roger decide quietly without trying to tell him what to do! Pointless exercise!
11/03/2013 | 12:40 PM
The saying that one cannot keep a good man down.One cannot keep Roger Federer off the tennis court, thank the heavens!
This year you have undoubtedly won the hearts of millions world wide with the way that you have conducted yourself on and off the course during some torrid times.
As it is part of my profession to deal with back problems , almost on a daily basis I fully understand your injury call it what you may. Naturally I do NOT know your actual problem nor should I --you are not
11/03/2013 | 12:38 PM
SDANU - please, stop fussing with the larger racket issue!

I suppose Roger knows best what to do: it's HIS JOB!

We fans are here to admire his skills, grace and artistry, whatever tool he decides to use :-)
And, btw, since you have the technical point of you, I guess you know that his extreme softness of touch would be greatly damaged by the larger head: we don't want him to become like any Nole, Delpo, Rafa and the likes, we adore him because of UNIQUE style of playing!
11/03/2013 | 12:30 PM
Where was Roger? He could have just about made the event! - http://www.barclaysatpworldtourfinals.com/en/news-and-media/tennis/gala-a-success
11/03/2013 | 12:02 PM
An Appeal!

Hiya UK

If you find yourself with a ticket to sell for any of Roger's matches any date this week at the ATP Finals, London, O2, please can you contact me by sending me a private message. You can do this by clicking on My Account above.

Fingers crossed!

11/03/2013 | 12:00 PM
Still good tournament.Unfortunately you lost the strength.Be positive.Good luck in the London Champ.
11/03/2013 | 11:59 AM
that s ok roger you fought reall well but just lacking of fitness and concentration it does not affects to london i hope.
take a rest and sleep well and fight again!!!!!!!!!

make a fitness like a ferrer and you can win every tournament you play!!!!!!!
that s why there are no players like you technically.
11/03/2013 | 11:32 AM
"I recorded a lot of information on my game, many certainties about my body and trust in my head. Things are clearer."
AFTER COMPARING HIS GAME TO NOVAK'S , i hope he now sees the limitations of his aging body like
1) the max shot power that his arm can produce
2) the number of long rallies his body can take
3) the LEVEL OF OPPOSITION (Nole, Rafa etc..).
i hope he realizes that IT IS NOT ENOUGH FOR GSs.