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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 | 01:56 AM
As I sat and watched, I couldn't help but have my hands in front of my eyes and my fingers crossed for Roger. Unfortunately, all this got me in the end was a cramp in my fingers...you could see in his face that he was a bit frustrated with himself....ju
08/15/2007 | 01:29 AM
Dear Roger,

Good luck in Cincinnati and your first match of the tournamnet against Benneteau. Take care.

Love From Christinex
08/14/2007 | 11:36 PM
Dear Roger,

I am sorry you "lost"... even more so to this guy. However, I think it was a good mental (perhaps physical, as well) exercise before the US open.

Bizzu,
lori
08/14/2007 | 10:47 PM
You should win Cincinnati to show those Serbs that they aren't having the best player!!!!
08/14/2007 | 10:38 PM
Roger, hey I've been here more than I ever thought I would. The comments about a coach etc. may hold water only if they give you confidence. Give me 1hour and I will show you how to win the next two grand slams and Cincy. It is not magic just understand
08/14/2007 | 10:36 PM
Roger federer:
we are still waiting your coming victory ..because it is not dream ...but it reality....you can made the victory in any time and at any place.....GO ROGER...you are the best always and along.......
good luck to you along
08/14/2007 | 09:38 PM
Roger, all my support from Uruguay. Just keep yourself confident and working hard.

We all support you.

Regards,


Diego
08/14/2007 | 08:28 PM
I am sorry that you lost...
Better luck next time!!
08/14/2007 | 08:02 PM
con todo express . . .
tus fans te apoyamos en todas las situaciones en la que te encuentres . . .
08/14/2007 | 08:01 PM
No worries ! Roger , you are the best ! and I am sure you will be back in form by the Open !

You are an inspiration to many !

cheers

Ron