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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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11/15/2009 | 08:15 PM
The two special moments looking bacj at this tournament where the retirement of Fabrice Santoro and Marat Safin.

Good thing some of the players where on court to pay tribute to Marat , in the video message by the ATP which was show on the court tv scre
11/15/2009 | 08:05 PM
I really hope Roger does well in London , although we must all take it one match at a time , and we must not expect Roger to sweep all his opponents , because at this stage of his career any win won't come as easily and effortlessly as it used yo in his d
11/15/2009 | 07:48 PM
All the best to you Roger in the London event. Looking forward to watching you play your game.

Fedfanny - great post.
11/15/2009 | 07:29 PM
You`ll definitely take over the london Arena...
11/15/2009 | 07:01 PM
Hope it goes well in London! Know you're the best player! I'm sure you've needed the R&R and especially the time with your family & friends since the U.S. Open. Take care! I really hope you're still #1 at end of the year. You deserve it!
11/15/2009 | 06:24 PM
Wow, Dkoker learned how to speak French ... very impressive, because it's a very difficult language to learn! He deserved to win this masters.
11/15/2009 | 06:23 PM
Roger,

Please focus on London and try and win there. It will be a great birthday present for me, as my birthday is November 28.

Good Luck
11/15/2009 | 06:18 PM
Don't worry about it Roger. You still have London to look forward to. Can't wait till you lift that trophy and end the year at number one again. Always my champ!!
11/15/2009 | 06:13 PM
Next year Djokovics must defend a lot of
points.... Miami,Shanghai,Basel and Bercy.
And those 1000 points of today dont favour
him because he will lose 1300 from last
years masters Shanghai so he stays 3rd
on the list.
11/15/2009 | 06:07 PM
best of luck Roger in London - I wonder if you watched these matches with Djokovic and Nadal. You certainly can beat them - we look forward to seeing you play! Good luck champ - you can do it!