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Roger out early in Paris

11.11.2009 | Tennis

Roger had to accept an early defeat in Paris against Julien Benneteau at the BNP Paribas Masters today: 6-3, 6-7(4), 4-6.

 

Roger had not dropped a set against Benneteau in their two previous meetings. He raced to the first set today, showing tennis on a high level. But the second set turned out to be less one-sided and Roger even fell back rather clearly in the tie-break. Our champ seemed a little irritated and had to save three break points early in the decider but Benetteau took advantage at the fourth attempt to edge a lead he then did not lose, finishing the match in just about two hours.

 

In Roger's seven visits of the tournament, his best performances remain three quarter-final rounds.

 

 
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11/18/2009 | 12:52 PM
It doesn't matter if it is the tougher group... The tougher it is, the greater and more Cherishable, Victory will be for Roger...

So comeon Roger and lets all back him up...
Mind you he is wellr rested and ready for the challenge... London Here We com
11/18/2009 | 12:31 PM
Guys, tough matches for our Roger. In group A we have Murray, Del Porto and Fernando Verdasco.
11/18/2009 | 06:49 AM
So sorry to see you go, but it was a hard tournament and you did your best and took it very well. Don't take it too hard and keep trying your best. Whatever happens we are with you, may God bless you and lots of luck for london.
11/18/2009 | 06:41 AM
dont worry roger.........................! we all are with you. dont worry we do this next year. now concentrate on your next tournament. all the best roger. march on...............................!
11/17/2009 | 07:42 PM
Dear ***Boting P32*** Dear***Milesa p32*** I love Roger Federer as you do. As you can see now players are becoming stronger and stronger. He must develop himself to cope with that. He slipped from in between the fingers of Chiudinelli with difficult
11/17/2009 | 07:06 PM
Well Roger it was very bad and disheartning to know that you lost the match and by winning the first set you lost the match it seemed that li you couldn't get the control of the second and the third set and you lost and what can i say you should have foug
11/17/2009 | 06:00 PM
dont worry for this match this happen in all years the important is your phisical status for london good luck for london
11/17/2009 | 03:35 PM
***ghorghor*** p 32
You said it perfectly! You are quite right. We love Roger too much, but we must not be blind! He must improve his game, otherwise we will have to be afraid during the next matches, expecting him to win! We undoubtedly love him very, v
11/17/2009 | 02:53 PM
*****ghorghor p32****

Well said and let us cross our fingers for
London that is all we can do .
11/17/2009 | 02:14 PM
Roger,you are the best ! And also in London !
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