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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 | 07:43 PM
Many thanks RF4W

03/17/2014 | 07:37 PM
no worries, roger!
you'll get him next time.
get that trophy in miami, they LOVE you there.
so nice to see you back in the top 5 in the world. so inspirational. we are the luckiest fans! :)
03/17/2014 | 07:27 PM
Federer has a top draw for Miami!!!
03/17/2014 | 07:24 PM

Shows that our champ is taking many more positives than negatives from his just-defeat in the final - as should we. Such pleasure to see our champ playing so well throughout the tournament and treating us - as he always does - to some magical shot-making. Miami is a v. slow court - not one which favours Rog, but points are up for grabs + No.4 slot! Go Fed! xxxxxxxxxx
03/17/2014 | 06:59 PM
And, some technical analysis of Roger's loss to Djokovic yesterday:

03/17/2014 | 06:46 PM
Roger's potential opponents:
R1: Bye
R2: Ivo Karlovic
R3: Verdasco
R4: Kevin Anderson/Gasquet
Q: Ferrer/Dimitrov
S: Djokovic/Murray
F: Nadal/Del Potro/Wawrinka/Berdych
03/17/2014 | 06:42 PM
I think it's a reasonable draw for Roger.
He only has Ferrer to contend with in the quarters. Djokovic and Murray will slug it out in the 4th quarter, while Nadal's half is filled with danger men - Del Potro, Berdych, Stan etc.!
03/17/2014 | 06:36 PM
Does anyone have a link to the trophy ceremony? I didn't get to listen to Roger's speech or listen to the crowds.

Many thanks :)