• Members:
    348'476
    Users online:
    loading
 

News

 
RSS
 

Sixth Dubai title

01.03.2014 | Tennis, Starseite 3

Roger celebrated his sixth tournament title in Dubai after a 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Tomas Berdych today.

 

Roger started well and broke Berdych's serve early in the opening set - but then suddenly started to struggle, dropping his own serve twice and losing the set. In the second, he fell behind as he dropped his serve once again. But that was the moment when he flicked the switch to fight back, eventually securing the second set. In set number three, he displayed fantastic tennis in the crucial moments and secured another break, holing the lead to win the match.

With 78 titles Roger is now trailing only Jimmy Connors (109) and Ivan Lendl (94). He has won at least one title 14 years in a row, equaling Lendl’s record.

 
Insert comment
Only registered users can insert comments. Please log in or create a new account.
 
03/03/2014 | 02:53 PM
Thanks SDANU for the links. Much appreciated.
03/03/2014 | 02:37 PM
@SOMNATH11099
Yes. Roger's seemingly effortless movement, fluidity in ball striking, easy and simple service action -- They all mean that THIS MAN WAS BORN TO PLAY TENNIS.
I am sure HE WILL PLAY AT LEAST TILL 2016 RIO.
03/03/2014 | 02:31 PM
@SOMNATH11099
Serve -- Roger's bread and butter.
So it will be easy peasy to fix that department UNLESS HE STILL HAS SOME NIGGLES IN HIS BACK.

This CLAY SEASON, Roger will teach us a lesson on
HOW TO HAVE UR OPPONENT ON A STRING,
MOVE HIM SIDE TO SIDE,
CREATE AN OPENING AND FINISH THE POINT AT THE NET.

UNLIKE A CERTAIN LEFTY
who thrives on opponents errors rather than making winners.
03/03/2014 | 02:29 PM
@SDANU
As Roger's game has never been that physical he can continue playing much longer compared to others who resort to heavy physicality. What do you think?
03/03/2014 | 02:18 PM
@SDANU
You have been absolutely right from the beginning. You yourself are not less than a racquet expert.
But still our man not hitting first serve well. He needs more practice.
03/03/2014 | 02:01 PM
@SOMNATH11099
Yes i noticed that. And there are more improvements as predicted by all the TENNIS EXPERTS
Improvements in Rogers game since switching to the bigger racquet
1) average service speed, so more aces now.
2) top spin rate on ground strokes enabling BETTER NET CLEARANCE hence lesser UEs (BUT ITS STILL SLIGHTLY LESS THAN RAFA'S ALTHOUGH GETTING CLOSER)
3) average ground stroke speed is higher as well enabling him to penetrate the great defensive players EVEN ON A SLOW COURT.
03/03/2014 | 01:37 PM
@SDANU
our man's average service speed has gone up. Have you noticed the same?
03/03/2014 | 01:36 PM
many many conglatulations!!!!!!!!! you really well done
you are going back to your ranking position ,number one..haha at least roger will be able to move up number 3 untill the end of this year.
there is no gap from number3 to number 8......time will tell us. number 8is not proper position for roger......good luck indianwells