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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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11/13/2013 | 02:36 PM

Roger has always been realistic. Some amount of things that Champions say, ordinary people like us may not be able to comprehend.

Sampras feels the same to this day "that on his day, the match is on his racquet".

Roger is far from delusional!

Tribute to Nole, 1st guy to win back to back Year Ends since Roger [did it thrice]

11/13/2013 | 12:34 PM
Have a nice day to Roger and family and everyone here:-)

RF and friends
11/13/2013 | 06:05 AM
In the press conf before Tour Finals, Roger said
"The French Open is always going to be hard as long as Rafa Nadal is around, but on the other surfaces, if I am playing well, it’s more on my racquet than on anybody else’s racquet"

I feel Roger is a bit DELUSIONAL or may be ARROGANT here.
Even if he plays well as he did in his prime, will definitely have a tough time against 26 year old Novak, 27 year old Rafa.

Times have changed, Tennis has evolved into a more physically demanding spo
11/13/2013 | 05:58 AM
Great article by Jonathan Moss, emphasizing on larger racquet.
11/13/2013 | 03:19 AM
Siento mucho que el gran Roger haya perdido.
Lo siento de verdad.
Igualmente, es un luchador.
11/13/2013 | 12:24 AM
For UK residents you can still see Roger V Rafa's match on iplayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03hnfzc/Tennis_World_Tour_Finals_2013_Day_7/
11/12/2013 | 10:37 PM
Hi Rog, You did your best against Rafa.Have a great break with your family. Take care.
11/12/2013 | 07:46 PM
"Strongest tournament after the grandslams"
11/12/2013 | 07:22 PM
Novak said something very important about the WTF. He said, "It's the next big thing after the grandslams". If that was not obvious already to Nadal fans who wax-lyrical about Olympics and Davis Cup, they should have a more balanced view and respect that Nadal has won Olympics and Davis Cup and that Federer has won 6 WTF titles. Which is the hardest to win of these three? WTF surely, top 8 players, best of the best, no easy matches.
11/12/2013 | 06:25 PM
Roger, so PROUD of you this season. Sure it was tough but YOU NEVER GAVE UP. You kept FIGHTING until the last ball. You played great in the beginning (Aussie Open) the middle (Halle) and the end (Basel, Paris and ATP Tour Finals) and it is something to build on. Now that this season is over, you can look forward and focus on making 2014 very successful. Enjoy your time off :-) Will be anxiously awaiting your return in Jan!!!!