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Roger defeated by Nadal

10.11.2013 | Tennis, Starseite 2

Roger's quest for the title at the 2013 ATP World Tour Finals was stopped with a 5-7, 3-6 defeat by Rafael Nadal in the semis today.

The start of the match was very tight and chances looked good for Roger as he had break points on three occasions but unfortunately never managed to go all the way. It was Nadal who then did manage to break Roger's serve to take a 5-4 lead. But as Nadal was serving for the set, Roger battled back and scored a break himself - only for the Spaniard to do so as well on Roger's serve and then serve for the set successfully. In the second set, Roger was broken to fall behind 2-3 and committing too many errors - 32 in total - he was unable to fight back.

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11/12/2013 | 11:13 AM
You should retire when you stop enjoying,not when you stop winning.You should call it a day only when you don't feel 100% good to go on the court and play out there,not when you have a few bad results coming out of a few matches.And I am pretty sure that you still have a lot in you.Don't listen to the world roger,do what you feel and feel what you do.It is not that always being the winner is necessary.It is just necessary to enjoy and be honest to yourself.You are the GOAT and the best FOREVER!!
11/12/2013 | 11:00 AM
edit-best results of the year
11/12/2013 | 10:58 AM
i don't have any regrets at all my hero!You ended a season with some of the best results of the years including a few nail biting matches in which you edged your opponents out.In the last three tournaments you have played the best tennis of the season and that too without a coach which is a highly commendable thing.for me you ended the season on a high note and you are still a threat to everyone out there.Enjoy rest of the year and good luck for the next season.I am gonna miss you until brisbane
11/12/2013 | 10:48 AM
Most important, as per my idea u have to attack him not to sides...attack him on his center court. Nadal's week place is center court only. After 2 to 3 rally u can attack him on side courts..pls try this..
11/12/2013 | 10:46 AM
1)u have to have separate game plan against Nadal
2) Need to improve ur serve ( u hv the capability for the same )
3) back hand should be strong ( u hv the capability for the same )
4) most important, as per my idea u have to attack him not to sides...attack him on his center court. Nadal week place is center court only. After 2 to 3 rally u can attack on side courts..
11/12/2013 | 09:21 AM
Shaochia - the part of the match you never watch, ND was returning deep, making RN back-off and hit weak shots, cross-court forehands that would trouble most opponents where being sent back at Nadal with pace or short angled cross-court making RN chase and then, boom, up-the-line and come to net for easy volley. RN couldn't run around to hit forehands since the placement of ND shots were directly at him or beyond his ability to run-around. It was an execution last night. ND showed whose Boss.
11/12/2013 | 09:16 AM
Fedfhurer - Roger cannot hit an aggressive backhand return, up-the-line or cross court because of Nadal's high bounce. Djoker can simply stand, absorb the spin and bounce, take aim and send it back with interest. Nadal's one dimensional game plan is ineffective and his rallying ability is more than matched by Djoker who was able to chase almost every ball and make a meaningful shot not just a short reply. Hence he made Nadal's game look so weak. When all is fair, ND backhand>RN forehand.
11/12/2013 | 09:04 AM
watch youtube highlight of you vs nadal and djokovic vs nadal at least once a day....you will get the idea on how to beat nadal and what to practice...its all about brain game...
11/12/2013 | 08:58 AM
"After the US Open final, of course, I needed to take things slowly and see and analyze what I did wrong especially in the matches against him, to understand what I need to do in order to win against him," Djokovic said. "I think the results are showing that we had a great improvement in the last 2½ months."

Roger plz analize your mistakes against nadal and figure out the way to beat him like djokovic did to beat him. Roger you attacked nadal backhand constantly. You gotta keep doing that pat
11/12/2013 | 08:22 AM
guys, isn't it great that on the one side, nadal is getting trashed and exposed by the djoker...

the only one who gave a run for djokers money was Roger...

and on the other side, Roger sucked sooo bad against dopal because of his weak mind... GET ON IT... SERIOUSLY, AFTER THIS BEATING IT SHOWS ME I WAS RIGHT¡ ROGER WAS TO DISMANTLE NADAL BUT HIS MIND GODDAMN IT!