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Roger stunned by Davydenko

28.11.2009 | Tennis

Roger suffered a 2-6, 6-4, 5-7 defeat to Nikolay Davydenko in today's semi-final at the ATP World Tour Finals.

 

Roger had never lost against the Russian in their 12 previous matches. But number 13 proved unlucky for our champ today. After having won the title at the Finals four times in five attempts between 2003 and 2007, his quest was stopped in the semi-final this year.

 

Davydenko produced a strong performance, taking a fast lead in the first set, breaking Roger's serve twice in the first five games, as Roger struggled to find his best form. But our number one recovered in the second set to level the match and take it into a decider. Tied at 5-5 in the final set, the Russian managed to hold Roger's high level and scored a break in the very last moment. Roger came close in the last game when he fought back to 30:30 from 0:30, but Davydenko eventually battled through his final service game to win the match.

 
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11/30/2009 | 11:17 PM
Hey Rog,
The Tennis Channel keeps showing you playing Davydenko in the semi's. You really did good. I meen, 3 sets, and you almost won! Only 2 points away at one time. Darn it.
You played much better than Del Potro did against him in the final. I could
11/30/2009 | 11:06 PM
A great tournament. Fabulous tennis. Your brilliance blew me away over and over again. The trophy not to be. Never mind.
Roll on 2010 !!!!!!!!!!
(I am so glad Davy beat Potty in the end.)
Have a wonderful family Christmas and rest up, Champ. I've pred
11/30/2009 | 10:45 PM
Dearest Roger!

Sorry for this loss, but it was a very good tournament for you after all. It was great to see you winning in group A.

2009 was quite a season for you and for all of your fans! Congratulations !!! Nothing compare to your amazing
11/30/2009 | 10:25 PM
Hi Roger,

Well, I think this season was just one game too much for you.

Nevertheless I want to congratulate you with a fantastic year in a private and sportive kind of view. I hope you remember all the goals you reached and learn from the last coupl
11/30/2009 | 10:14 PM
Yes, all of us are pushig the envelop and want more and more from Roger. It is exciting (for us) but also stressful (for Roger). Roger's competitors are extremely motivated. A-Rod had a total make-over of his game. Now Djoko is determined to go down the s
11/30/2009 | 10:02 PM
*** mooncrown*** The thing is I haven’t read your previous posting… Seem somehow to have hit a nerve though. :) Sorry!
11/30/2009 | 09:54 PM
Finnin - I agree. I may sound harsh. Also, I don't think, RF does not have the will power or mind set to accomplish all the records I had mentioned in my previous posting. I am a kind of person, when I see the end of the tunnel, push myself to get the tas
11/30/2009 | 09:45 PM
*** mooncrown*** Yes, I agree. I meant the fans who analyze Roger’s game into pieces, which is helping no one (but themselves perhaps). I guess these fans don’t think nowadays 286 weeks on top is possible… And they call themselves realistic. So, which one
11/30/2009 | 09:00 PM
Roger, you are the best
next year will surely be yours
go for it ,Maestro
luv u
11/30/2009 | 08:50 PM
Finnin - I don't exepct Fed to have and hold all the records ...
Do you atleast agree that 286 weeks on top is a genuine request from 'Realistic' fans?