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Roger loses tough fight in Basel

08.11.2009 | Tennis

Novak Djokovic ended Roger's run of three straight titles at the Swiss Indoors in Basel. Even an enthusiastic Basel crowd did not manage to push Roger to victory today; he eventually lost 4-6, 6-4, 2-6 in the final.


"I thought I missed plenty of opportunities. I'm not looking for excuses. He played tough and he played well when he had to, and saved a ton of break points that were crucial," Roger said. He is now 59-9 this year after losing only his third match since May.


The first set ended in a thrilling last game, when Roger earned himself a total of five break points in a game that lasted 24 minutes. In the second set, our champ spectacularly came back from one break down to win the set, the crowd stamping and clapping in joy. But unfortunately Roger could not keep up the great run and saw himself fall back to 0-4 in the deciding set. Djokovic closed out the victory after Roger could not profit from three break points.


Roger will now travel on to Paris, where he will compete in the BNP Paribas Masters this coming week.

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11/11/2009 | 09:10 AM
Never mind roger. You tried hard that's it!!!
11/10/2009 | 10:03 PM
That's more like it Modesti. I'm glad you liked my comment. I agree with you about Murray and I hope Roger will will beat him many more times. Stay positive.
11/10/2009 | 04:57 PM
Rog... all I want too see is anothter GS,
I am sure you will give me that plesure this year
You are the best ever!!!
11/10/2009 | 02:40 PM
Nice and positive post. I didnt want to be pessimist. I want to said something like you, about coming young players, new generation. You said better, and maybe I was little pessimist when I said about Roger against Marry, Nadal...Roger cant w
11/10/2009 | 12:34 PM
heyyyy roggie!!!
its reallly ok if u lost in d final..u knw dat ur fans stil n will alwaaaaays adore u!!!!!!!!!
js dnt wry n cncntrt on paris nw ok??!!!!

loadzzzz of luv' luk n gud wishes,
tejal n INDIA!!!!
11/10/2009 | 09:28 AM
HEy rogi! Its ok!
THats very true that u missed many oppurtunities! All the best for Paris!
Take care!
11/10/2009 | 06:32 AM
Hi dear ,
its was tough luck. anyways all the best for the next tournament. Take care and have a nice day...
11/10/2009 | 03:55 AM
Novak`s time comes, your`s going obviously. I think I'm objective
11/10/2009 | 02:55 AM
11/09/2009 | 10:34 PM
He Modesti from page 2. Why all the doom and gloom? Roger used to be unbeatable for a long time but such things never last. It is only natural that new and younger players come up and adjust, that's in every sport. Now he can lose from a number of players
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