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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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11/17/2009 | 09:41 AM
Hey guys, i think you are burrying your heads into the sand. Enough infatuation for Roger Federer if you really love him. He's been beaten by 4 players in a row : Benneteau, Djokovich, Del Potro & Tsonga. The last one is a 50-rank player who was easily el
11/17/2009 | 08:53 AM
let's cross fingers
11/17/2009 | 06:04 AM
you have to work on your ground strokes, it was pretty weak and ill timed in Paris,especially the BH, your serve was OK,I am afraid you have to win at least 2 matches to keep your hopes alive in ending as the ATP champion and tie the feat of Lindel, i wan
11/17/2009 | 05:21 AM
OH, Roger !
It took me up to today to get over this one that seemed worse that if it had been my kid losing and that's because I love you so much and want you to win, win, win, knowing very well that it is imposible to do so.

However, I know better t
11/17/2009 | 05:10 AM
Oh Roger !
For some reason, it took me up to today to get over that one. It was worse that if my own kid had lost, but it's probably nothing comparing to the feeling you must have had. I hope I am wrong and that you were sad, but Ok .

Better times
11/16/2009 | 09:19 PM
If you look in page 20 I had mentioned the same thing. Why to wait until the last minute and not sure about ending the year end as number 1. Your destiny should be in your hands not on how others are going to fare. If Roger had gone to Asia, he w
11/16/2009 | 02:47 PM
It is lonely that I do not have you.
11/16/2009 | 01:27 PM
dont worry guys nadal will not make it to semis ! rog will stay no.1 for this year and will probably break pete's record of 286 weeks at the top!
11/16/2009 | 01:09 PM
Hi fans, just to' make a point in the ranking situation : the point of master of last year are breakdowned this week , the difference betwen roger and nadal at this time is 945 points, if roger win 2 match in round robin and go in semifinal and nadal w
11/16/2009 | 01:03 PM
just_a_fan : fully agree with you. wonderful post. Don't know what happens to some "fans". Nobody is able to be in top form every single day. He is number 1 now. Even if he will be number 2 by the end of the year ? What's the matter ?
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