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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 | 02:58 PM
Congratulations on a great comeback in the second set.

Good Luck in Paris and London. I will be rooting for you every step of the way.

Suzanne/NYC
11/09/2009 | 02:55 PM
It's aaaaallllright, baby :)
I would have understood if you had said you couldn't even hold the racquet anymore - after such a long holiday!
You made a heroic fight and we're proud of you. It's tough luck - it took a top 4 player to beat you even when y
11/09/2009 | 02:49 PM
Roger,
Good luck next.
11/09/2009 | 02:40 PM
All my support to you, Roger. I regret not to see you in action in this tournament. Good luck in Paris and London. Thanks for your effort.
11/09/2009 | 02:31 PM
hardluck
it was a bad day
we love you Roger
best of luck
11/09/2009 | 02:20 PM
It is OK, champ, you will make it in PAris and London. Good luck!
11/09/2009 | 02:06 PM
It was devastating to watch but as always the most important thing is how you feel about the match and after the match and the results. As long as you feel that you're ok with it then it's just to regroup and look ahead. All the best in Paris!!!
11/09/2009 | 01:17 PM
Ja sam rekla da je Roger najbolji igrac u istoriji.I tu nema polemike.Ali kada gledamo meceve sa Novakom moram konstatovati da je Nole mnogo bolji.U svaki mec unosi srce.Pobedio ga je u njegovom rodnom gradu--pa to je najvece ponizenje.Kad Federer dodje
11/09/2009 | 01:03 PM
Look forward to Paris! GO ROGER!
11/09/2009 | 12:53 PM
I don't know what should I say!
Good luck Roger...
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