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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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11/09/2009 | 07:10 PM
Roger,
Good luck next.

I love you.
11/09/2009 | 06:58 PM
TO ALL ***FedFans***

note that Rog is on the brink of equaling Agassi's MS record - TMF got 16, Agassi is at the top with 17. Rafa is pretty close too, with 15.

i think it will be pretty cool if Fed would get that title in Paris and equal another
11/09/2009 | 06:00 PM
hi roger
don't worry you're the best player in all the world
good luck my champion
love you
11/09/2009 | 05:06 PM
What can I say guys? The final was a BAD match. Unfortunatelly for Roger Won the one who made less mistakes.

Well hopefully in Paris Roger can mantain a great level.

Go Roger Go

Take care all

Julian
11/09/2009 | 04:57 PM
nice much but u look a little bit rusty
to such big match

go roger the season not over yet u have to get something .................
11/09/2009 | 04:44 PM
Don't worry,Roger!
It was just a bad day...it happens...
We love YOU!
I wish You all the best in Paris!!
YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!
11/09/2009 | 04:08 PM
ohhhh.........was realy looking forward for his victory......but........nxt time guess so........
never mind........nxt year will bring more victories n new more records......
11/09/2009 | 03:57 PM
***andjex***
You are right it's not worth it, the discussion.
But please do not read too much into one victory, that's what I think it's wrong. Numbers never tell you the whole story, remember. Is Tsonga, Roddick better than Novak? I think not but by t
11/09/2009 | 03:32 PM
No problem. Not for the first time you lose and will not be the last. The important thing is when you win and you're going to achieve.
Forward Champion
11/09/2009 | 03:12 PM
I'm not happy about this what I want to say;bad,bad,bad!!!You played so bad(it seems to me that you didnt prepare for this tournament but its Ok!London is important!!!Montenegro is with you!!!Come on Roger!
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