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Out in the semis

04.04.2009 | Tennis

Roger was knocked out of the Sony Ericsson Open semifinals by No. 3 Novak Djokovic 6-3, 2-6, 3-6 on Friday afternoon.


After winning the first set comfortably against an error-prone Djokovic in just 25 minutes, Roger unfortunately faded badly in the second. Under windy conditions, our Swiss won just 57 percent of first serve points in the second and it got worse in the third as Djokovic broke at the first attempt.


" I definitely struggled with my timing," Roger explained after the match. "You kind of try hard, and then it's just not

working. Today it is different just because there's so much wind. Once you start feeling bad, it's kind of tough to regroup."


In the third set, although Roger won two games in a row from 4-0 down, Djokovic finished the match and could capture his third win in 10 attempts against Roger.


Roger now heads to Europe to play the next tournaments on clay.

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04/09/2009 | 03:19 AM
Fedfanny P 63

What a classic--thank you. How refreshing to be given some humour amongst all of the gloom and doom both RF site and in the world at large.

Amelia P 59 anf Joke p 57' I really appreciated you posts.You both interrupted my posts very we
04/09/2009 | 03:01 AM
Hi People***
There is a tennis teacher in my town...
He had offer his services as Roger´s coach.
What do you think?
I´m sending a mail to Roger... May be he is interested.

04/09/2009 | 02:00 AM

consider giving john mc enore a change to give you some tips, or another experience voice to go over some things, or maybe andre agassi
04/09/2009 | 01:33 AM
Roger,talk with Jhon McEnroe.(Roger, habla con Jhon McEnroe).Perhaps....(Quizás.......)
04/09/2009 | 01:28 AM
Roger...I know you will be ready for the clay court season! Beleive in yourself and good things are ahead of you! Rafa better beware! I had the privledge of watching you in New York last summer...simply awesome!!! Good Luck in Europe this year!
Always a
04/09/2009 | 12:53 AM
Sorry I can´t help you.
I was looking for your brain in Argentine, but It´s not here.
Good luck!!!!
04/09/2009 | 12:49 AM
FANS ? stop it please.

Let Roger be - look at the facts

Look at the stats since the Olympics or since he lost his nr 1 standing:

Nr. 1 Nadal has made 5160 points, won 1 GS and was in 1 GS SF
Nr. 3 Djokovic has made 4560 points, and has been in 1
04/08/2009 | 11:58 PM
its all fine and good that we support roger but the fact of the matter is that he has not won a single tournament this season he is constantly losing to to the top 4. His for hand is atrocious and his backhand his dismal his physical fitness is obviously
04/08/2009 | 11:55 PM
**LynneDanley... THANKS!

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by du
04/08/2009 | 11:49 PM
Sami 20***
I know how you feel. I feel the same way.. He's got a hold on us doesn't he. Iam dying to hear from him and be reassured that he is feeling fine. But thinking about it seriously, we shouldn't beworried about him. I think he leads a fabulou
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