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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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04/02/2007 | 09:47 PM
Dear Roger,
Not being around for the final weekend of two tournaments in a row was hard to swallow. Hope you will be well rested and ready to take on the challenge of the clay court season culminating with a victory at Roland Garros. What a thrill it wou
04/02/2007 | 09:35 PM
Hi,Roger!
I was really shoked when I heard about your lost!But we all know that you are number 1!
See you in Monte Carlo!
Lots of love,
Vlada XXXXX
04/02/2007 | 09:20 PM
Dear Roger,
I totally agree with the few that have suggested that you take a good look at your game. A few pages back, there was an analyses regarding how seemingly pissed off you were when the shots deemed as winners were returned. I have not necessaril
04/02/2007 | 09:04 PM
Keep your head up Roger!! The Clay season is yours for the taking!!!
Go there, have fun and kick some butt!!

04/02/2007 | 08:27 PM
I think everybody was surprised by your losing. But i just wanted to say that if he had the luck of the all world to defeat you, doesn't mean he will ever be as great as you. I am sure he won't. Nobody will. We all understand that you are human and you mi
04/02/2007 | 08:27 PM
Roger,
Canas is fresh off a long break, but he'll run out of gas pretty soon the way he plays -- just like Nadal. Their bodies can't take all that abuse of running down everything and hitting off the back leg, which will give them hip problems, like it
04/02/2007 | 08:25 PM
dear roger.... At the start you didn't play like you and i thought you were a little scared. Throughout the match like 10 times i stood up saying myself " how on earth he did that" .It WAS disappointing ..yes...but again i want to thank you...No other man
04/02/2007 | 07:59 PM
I m extremely sorry couldn't stop myself in the previous comment. Anyways Best of Luck Rogi boy, there is always a chance, these small defeats mean nothing to u, stay foccused, just produce ur natural game and nobody can touch u, trust me. Stay foccused u
04/02/2007 | 07:54 PM
Hi Roger! Win or Lose is a part of game, its ok, don't take it seriously. But i don't know y my heart is crying, u can't believe it that my heart is in severe pain since u lost. I was stunned to c the result. Roger i am ur Fan. No. 1. I can't c ur defeat.
04/02/2007 | 06:21 PM
No matter what, I will always support you!
You're the beeeest!!!