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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 | 12:27 PM
don't worry about it.. you are always being no.1
all the best for bnp paribas masters.. i hope you will capture your 62nd carrier title...
11/09/2009 | 11:41 AM
More training
11/09/2009 | 11:37 AM
Show Djokovic who's d boss s next time u face him.

His chest thumping is so irritating..

U were not at ur best at all.

Never mind Rog, WE ALWAYS LOVE U..

U ARE D BEST.

WIN IN PARIS.

Hugs n kisses from india.......
11/09/2009 | 11:29 AM
its ok roger........jst train harder n dont make so many unforced errors........
n 1 more thing.....
reven if u lose, jst remember dat v r all here 2 support u,......
dont worry champ!!!luv ya so much!!!!!!!!
go on n win d next tournament......
alway
11/09/2009 | 11:24 AM
Hi Rog.

Well done champ, not just reaching the final but tryin ur best one ur game is nt on. I'm really proud of you, bcz its not easy to come back and hit the tennis court and win a title, pple might think he should win, but only u knw how u feel babe
11/09/2009 | 11:24 AM
***milesa***
I didn mean anyniting wrong or bad about Roger and his decision. I am big fan of Roger, and respect his extraordinary cereer, but if he tired he should rest, he nows best how is feels.He is rest now, and he will play Paris, and London, so, n
11/09/2009 | 11:22 AM
ALL D BEST FOR PARIS..

WE R ALWAYS THERE WITH U..

LOVE U SO MUCH..

TRIPTI
11/09/2009 | 11:19 AM
I'm feeling so sad but never mind, it was a great tournament after a 6 weeks gap.

U'LL SURELY WIN IN PARIS.

WE ALWAYS LOVE U..

Tripti
11/09/2009 | 11:11 AM
Hey Rog.........never mind the defeat.
It was a little disappointing,I know,but you can't win them all,you know.Not even the greatest player of all time can.

So,don't get disappointed 'cause you still have Paris to go;and anyway I'm sure you'll win ne
11/09/2009 | 11:10 AM
Rogers first match in Paris will be against Benneteau or Petzshner.
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