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Roger defeated in final

17.03.2014 | Tennis, Starseite 2

Roger was defeated 6-3, 3-6, 6-7(3) by Novak Djokovic in today's final in Indian Wells.

Roger started brilliantly, taking a 3-0 lead thanks to aggressive play and great serves, taking the first set. Unfortunately he couldn't continue on the exact same level in the second set, falling behind with an early break. In the decider, Djokovic was a break up again and serving for the set when Roger came back with a fantastic return game to  stay in the match. Later, in the tie-break, Roger was clearly defeated 3-7.

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03/17/2014 | 01:46 PM
All the best for the new season! Support you whatsoever!
03/17/2014 | 01:39 PM
Roger now is the second in the race to London
If he could continue playing with this wonderful way, sure he will be number 1 by the end of the season.
03/17/2014 | 01:31 PM
Stefan, Seve and Roger need to find a workable method for slower courts which enables him to not get sucked into baseline slug outs and long rallies. He needs to be able to stop them before they get started and maybe for him to come in aggressively more for the killer blow. Every time he gets involved in a rally I get a feeling of dread, knowing he loses more than he wins especially the longer they get.
03/17/2014 | 01:03 PM
I know KEMNA. Roger was remarkably consistent throughout, with some help from Stan of course! He played doubles and singles to the end. Knocked out most of the top seeds to reach SF in doubles, had a tougher singles draw than Djoko, but never mind, he gave a masterclass in every match up to the finals, without dropping a set anyway!
Yet, he has nothing to show for it. The final I feel was another one against Djoko which got away by bad luck, fate, whatever, it was not meant to be.
03/17/2014 | 12:54 PM
If Rogi keeps healthy he can, we know, keep this up, certainly getting into quarters and better, by the end of Miami he will almost certainly be no. 4. He is nicely positioned to get there and that is the magic number. Once he gets to number 4, he will not be meeting the likes of Djoko and Nadal in the quarters. That will be easier for him and will increase his chances to get to SF and Finals. From there he can create havoc with the top. Long live King Roger!
03/17/2014 | 12:48 PM
Hey CJM, it almost sounds unfair.... Novak lost his doubles the first match and with exception of one match, he played all of them 3 sets.

OUR ROGER played the doubles all the way to the SF and won ALL his singles in straights.... yet.... Novak is the one walking away as the winner !!!
03/17/2014 | 12:43 PM
Hey guys, I have said this so many times and I will keep repeating it for as long as it lasts :)

After USO 2013 Roger made every SF and more in each tour he entered.

03/17/2014 | 12:42 PM
I got that sinking feeling as the match went on that no matter how well you played Roger, you were ill fated and it was not going to be your day. As KEMNA says, Djoko may have one the trophy, but you won everyone's hearts, I might add, as usual! You are the most loved and respected player on and off court. They love your attitude, your peaceful calm on court and your exceptional skill and movement. Win or lose, you are the star of the show and will be cherished forever! Take care Rogi!
03/17/2014 | 12:26 PM
Looking at the Live ATP Rankings (http://live-tennis.eu/) we can see that Roger now virtually is ranked No.4. All the points from Miami 2013 have been deducted (because they must be earned again) and the good thing for Roger is that those ranked close to him (Murray, Berdych) have to make it to the final to prevent Roger from being No. 4 by the end of this month. He will be my No. 1 forever, but even to me 4 looks and sounds better than 8 ;-) ;-)......
Good luck in Miami, Roger!
03/17/2014 | 12:22 PM
Also, in Miami don't play doubles, i think it catches up with you the deeper you go into the tournament.

Keep your strength and stay focussed.

Love you xx