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Roger out in Madrid

18.10.2008 | Tennis

Roger lost to Andy Murray in semifinal in Madrid today. The Scot took revenge for his defeat in the US Open final in September: 3-6, 6-3, 7-5.

 

“I think he's improved at his pace,” Roger said. “First he had to grow up a little bit, become a man; I think he's taken that step well and he seems much more relaxed on the court which I think helps him. He's still fiery, which he's supposed to be. I just think you've got to give the young guys time to learn. It's so much more fun to see them learning.”

 

Roger sealed the first set after a break in the fourth game. It was the first set that Murray had to drop in the tournament so far. Murray responded and clearly took the second set 6-3. In the decider the Scot sent down 10 aces and despite Roger saving six break points, his opponent broke in game 11 and served it out to 7-5.

 

Roger is now off to Basel where he has announced that he will be competing next week.

 
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10/21/2008 | 04:26 PM
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10/21/2008 | 04:22 PM
You play very well, so congratulations.
You are the atemporal one, We love you.
God bless you. For ever young.
10/21/2008 | 02:27 AM
all the best for you in Basel..
i believed you can do better and win there!!!
go roger!!
10/21/2008 | 02:06 AM
***TriniMum127***

Great insight as usual--I couldn't agree with you more. JUST DO IT ROGER--stop telegraphing your intentions.

As fans we appreciate your willingness and desire to stay at the top of the game, but I think that it is a bit counterp
10/20/2008 | 11:29 PM
This is the first time I could come to this site after your loss. ESPN, in the line that runs at the bottom of the page, said Rogi lost to Andy Roddick!! I'm actually glad it was Murray (If at all of course). As someone said earlier, Rogi, be ARTISTICA
10/20/2008 | 10:55 PM
You are always a delight to watch play. Goos luck in Basel, this one is yours, show everyone why you are the best (whatever number you are). Recieve all my best wishes from over the Atlantic!
10/20/2008 | 10:22 PM
never mind, Murray is quite good and it was Roger's first tournament after 5 week break;)
10/20/2008 | 09:58 PM
Dearest Roger,

Well, you cannot win everything... I still want to congratulate you to a great Madrid Open!
Hopefully, I will be able to see you play on the 23rd in Basel. I will be there!
Herzlichst
Yvonne C.R.
10/20/2008 | 08:01 PM
Hey Roger you're playing very good, so keep on fighting and win the next time ok.

VAMOS ROGEEEER!!!!!!
10/20/2008 | 06:12 PM
it's ok Rog..
u're the best and u know...me too...

i love u...
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