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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 | 05:00 PM
SHATIR
You're right, sports psychologist is the good term. The decline is natural - like Agassi, Sampras, etc. - but yes, for many year we have been so much spoilt by his wins and this year is a "nigthmare" for real fans. But: I (we) do believe in him, in his willpower, vanity needed to come through this year's losses. He is a very positive person, will show us how strong he is!
11/12/2013 | 04:46 PM
It's just that Roger has kept up such a high level for so long that people assume something's terribly wrong when he loses a few matches.
Wawrinka, Gasquet, Berdych and Ferrer all lost more matches than Roger this year, and won only slightly more, and yet they're considered to have had "successful" years.

Let's see how well Djokovic, Nadal and others do when it will have been 15 years since they turned pro!
11/12/2013 | 04:40 PM
@PICKA,

Hi Picka, there's no way Roger needs a psychiatrist - which btw is a doctor who treats mental DISORDERS.

The term is sports psychologist, and I doubt they'll have much to offer Roger - he's already pretty mentally strong and more full of wisdom than ever before. It's just that in recent times he has battled some physical issues as well as technical on-court issues.
11/12/2013 | 03:53 PM
Sorry I was impatient, twice I sent the message
11/12/2013 | 03:52 PM
I wonder if Rogi needs a coach. Okay, PA was good to be No1 and to win GS. But this year I think Rogi would need a psychiatrist to do believe he can defeat Rafa, Novak and others, and someone who helps him to be more fit and strong without injuries. Lüthi and his team are not enough, cause Rogi knows about everything on tennis. Mentally and physically he should improve, the youngs defeat him easily. Any opinion on that?
11/12/2013 | 03:51 PM
I wonder if Rogi needs a coach. Okay, PA was good to be No1 and to win GS. But this year I think Rogi would need a psychiatrist to do believe he can defeat Rafa, Novak and others, and someone who helps him to be more fit and strong without injuries. Lüthi and his team are not enough, cause Rogi knows about everything on tennis. Mentally and physically he should improve, the youngs defeat him easily. Any opinion on that?
11/12/2013 | 03:35 PM
Obviously I meant Piatti, Plates not ... My English is not perfect so sometimes I help with the translator, translator who got me this time!
11/12/2013 | 03:28 PM
Well, if the new coach was really Plates, I do not think it would be so bad. And I don't say this only because Italian like me .. ;-) Now, however, what matters is that it has revised these three weeks the real Federer! What is a good omen for a 2014 to remember!
11/12/2013 | 03:03 PM
I agree. Roger deserves better!
11/12/2013 | 03:03 PM
OH, IT'S A WONDERFUL WORLD.... ISN'T IT RIDICUOLUS TO HAVE SUCH QUARRELS? ANYWAY, WHAT SHALL WE DO SO LONG TIME WITHOUT ROGER???