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Back-to-back loss

28.03.2007 | Tennis

"I was in total control after I broke back in the first set. I'm happy with my level of play but disappointed to lose. He's improved and tightened up his game. I couldn't put him away, unfortunately." These were Roger’s words after the second defeat against Agrentina’s Guillermo Canas: 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-7 (5) this season, at the Miami Masters.

 

Looking well in control, our number one began the third set with a break but lost it for 3-all. When the set went to a tiebreaker, Canas rose to the occasion. Roger saved one match point before Canas sent an ace past to win. Having come closer this time, but converting only a quarter of his 16 break points and committing more than 50 unforced errors, Roger saw himself in front of a hard task. It is only the fifth time in his career that he has lost back-to-back to the same player.

 

"I didn't think about it," Roger said of his Indian Wells loss. "I knew this match would be totally different. I expected myself to win tonight. It's one of those matches I should have never lost."

 

Next up is the start of the clay season with Monte Carlo in mid-April.

 
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04/03/2007 | 01:40 AM
Maybe you will think twice before you practice with Pete!
04/02/2007 | 11:56 PM
BACK-BACK-BACK Laureus awards for the
Fed-xpress!!!! Congratulations.
04/02/2007 | 11:48 PM
All I can say is we are wishing you all the best, now that it's the clay court season.Just keep fit and play your best tennis my love.Can't wait......

Cynthia
04/02/2007 | 11:23 PM
I know how you feel, I felt very angry and sad for days but the season is gonna give us our revenge, I felt so good when you defeated Rafa in Wimbledon and The Masters, and I'm gonna feel much better when you win The French Open thats going to be our reve
04/02/2007 | 11:20 PM
Hi Roger

Congrats on Laureus Sportsman of the Year award....pity you couldn't be there to receive it...but I'm sure you're practising hard in Monte Carlo now!
LOL
Shell
04/02/2007 | 11:12 PM
The people here telling YOU you need to re-evaluate your career are stupid. Your goals are clear, hopefully Wimbeldon and eventually Sampras's record. Back-to-back losses...so what. The problem is we're spoiled cause you win too frequently we think its
04/02/2007 | 11:10 PM
It was very hard to see you lost the last match. I was sitting there for a while before I can acutally accept that. However, I think it might be a good thing happened to you before too late since the depth of the men's tennis is getting deeper. The early
04/02/2007 | 10:55 PM
Congratulations - this well deserved award has come at the right time. I am so pleased for you. Good to see you holding another trophy again. All the very, very best for Monte Carlo. Fly high and stay healthy.
04/02/2007 | 10:03 PM
Dear Roger,

I just wanted to say a BIG Congratulations a yet another award The Laureus world sportsman award for the third year running never has this been done before by a single person, it couldn't have gone to a better person than you roger,

I l
04/02/2007 | 09:50 PM
Dnt give up Rog...I know its tough times...N more tough times ahead of d clay season...But v all hav faith in u n i m sure u will b ova this in no time...BST of Luck at Monte Carlo, this time its yours!!! I will pray for yea...Hope u teach evryone a less
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