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Another defeat by Murray

22.03.2009 | Tennis

Roger lost his semifinal against Andy Murray 3-6, 6-4, 1-6 in Indian Wells on Saturday.

 

Both players agreed that it was one of their toughest matches so far. For a few minutes shy of two hours, Roger had been outplayed. He had to face a strong performance by the Scotsman but also a large number of errors on his own side: 32 unforced errors in total, 17 in the first set alone. In the middle of the third set, after Murray took a spill at the baseline, Roger seemed to make a charge. Unfortunately he then lost three straight points off of his backhand giving Murray a 4-1 lead and again committing an unusual amount of errors.

 

"I played a shocking third set," Roger said. "It was one of those matches where it was very up and down from both ends and today the better player won."

 

Roger will be back on court very soon, with the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami starting on Monday.

 

 

 
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03/25/2009 | 12:35 PM
Roger,

Think POSITIVE! You're doing better this year - winning more. It takes time - Don't give up.
It's not your game, it's your mental attitude - and that's 90% of winning. Believe in yourself, and stop looking so glum - enjoy the game and go for
03/25/2009 | 12:20 PM
Few world champions in any individual sport have managed to dominate the opposition season after season with such power and artistry like Roger Federer.

When I watch Roger at his absolute best, my mind wanders and I think this surely must be the defini
03/25/2009 | 11:59 AM
Thank you Joke

Tony Roche's article is great isn't it?
A most humble man of few words our Tony, which makes it all the more special.

margaret
03/25/2009 | 11:57 AM
*****Webmaster*******
Thank´s so much !!!!!
The post have been deleted !!!!!!!
Norinchi
03/25/2009 | 11:54 AM
Hello Mridul 1

I , plus many,many others whole heartedly agree with you. For me it was so sad that Roger, was unfortunately diagnosed with mono during 2008 which undoubtedly would have been his 'golden year'.
However, he has shown what a great champi
03/25/2009 | 11:48 AM
Hello Margaret (and the others),

Nice uplifting post as ever! I just read the wonderful article you mentioned. ‘He plays the game the way it should be played”. That is of course why all of us are such huge fans!

Thank you. You certainly made my day
03/25/2009 | 11:42 AM
Why do you support me? And why are you my fans?
The answer is very simple because we love you,Roger.
You are the only player that I will wake up at 3am to see you play.To be happy when you win and to be sad when you lose.But I will not disappointed in y
03/25/2009 | 11:28 AM
Margaret p54'
I agree with all your post and the post of so many persons you mentioned therein. I see so many positive things in Federer even after he went through the suffering the effect of mono. If not for that debilitating malaise, he would have alre
03/25/2009 | 11:26 AM
A little old/late --- you may have read this article:

www.goroger.net--Click on ARTICLES and there ia very good article "Tony Roche compares Roger Federer to the Rockhampton Rocket, Rod Laver"

He was known as the "pocket rocket"

Margaret
03/25/2009 | 11:16 AM
Hello Mitz,Dutchlady,Wompie, marycorbi,AngellT, Fedfanny,norinchi, kuetschuek,lailai and many other loyal and positive fans of our Roger--I know that I omitted many others but you know who you are--I would be here for hours if I named you all.

Some h