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Roger stopped in the final

12.08.2007 | Tennis

Unfortunately Roger lost his Montreal final against Novak Djokovic 7-6 (7-2), 2-6, 7-6 (7-2) on Sunday. Roger stood 4-0 career against the 20-year-old Serb coming into the contest, and had lifted Toronto trophies in 2004 and 2006. Today his 16-match win streak was ended by the strong youngster.

Roger looked to take command when he rebounded from a 0-40 deficit to win five straight points for a 6-5 lead, but Djokovic came straight back from down 0-40 and fight off six set points before tying the set on his fourth break point. The 20-year-old won the tiebreaker easily as our star continued to struggle in the wind, particularly on his cross-court shots. He was down 0-40 again four games into the second set and again battled back to win, but Rogr broke for a 4-2 lead and broke again to finish the set.

Djokovic broke back to open the third and Roger looked like he would bow out quietly, failing to win a point on the Serb's first three service games. But a run of errors let Roger break back to tie it 4-4 and set up a decisive tiebreaker. But it was once again Djokovic who dominated the tiebreaker, ending it with a drop shot followed by a lob over our former title holder that fell inside the line. Roger's attempted return through his legs struck the net.

Roger remains tied with Becker for ninth place all-time at 49 career tournament victories. He has been ranked No. 1 a record 184 consecutive weeks since 2004.

 

 
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08/15/2007 | 07:29 PM
a3mulder - thank you. You put so eloquently into words my exact thoughts on what some posters have said. I'll only add my good wishes to Roger for his next 2 tournaments .. the most important being the USO of course!
08/15/2007 | 06:38 PM
Just win the slams Roger. Dont let Nole beat you next time. Good luck for Cincinnati and more importantly U.S open.
08/15/2007 | 06:11 PM
Dear Roger

I am sorry for your lost in Montreal. But your smile in the picture told me that you are not reacting to your lost now. I happy for seeing your smile with friendly eyes.

It’s really good to see you still stay No.1 in the world; the rest o
08/15/2007 | 05:48 PM
Thank you 'a3mulder'

We all love you so much Roger and we believe in YOU too.

Best wishes
08/15/2007 | 05:29 PM
Roger Federer plays the most beautiful tennis I have ever seen. Doing so he has dominated man’s tennis in the last few years in a way that has never occurred before in history, when you consider the amount of titles including Grand Slams he has won in so
08/15/2007 | 05:23 PM
Hi roger....

Dont worrie Djocivic was just lucky your the best always!!! Go get em' at Cinti and US open! I know you can!

Lots of Love...

Foxy (SA)
08/15/2007 | 05:01 PM
that is ok roger i am sure that you will win your next tournament because rafa is not very far goodluck. love you huzaifa
08/15/2007 | 04:55 PM
i also agree with premakumari, i also think that sometimes he is not working enough to keep on winning... WORK HARD BECAUSE THOSE WHO ARE PRAISING YOU TODAY HAVE ALREADY STARTED TURNING THEIR BACK (MEDIA). PLEASE.
08/15/2007 | 04:49 PM
its ok but work hard...
novak and nadal are coming fast, you have to improve this backhand please... we are all praying that you will show them the federer they fear to see at US OPEN...keep it up .we love you
08/15/2007 | 04:37 PM
Roger being our sweet favorite, somebody should admonish him for having lost this final...how could he not win a set from 40-Love, and 2 more set points and even after saving 3 breakpoints? It's unpardonable that he lost this match.
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