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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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12/01/2009 | 03:29 PM
2 or 3 fans dont have nothing in their head
think they have more in their head
than in la Suisse with their referundum
about 4 minarets.
12/01/2009 | 03:28 PM
boting*****

I think all the players on the tour would like to "suffer" anything Roger is "suffering". 15 grand slams on all surfaces, No.1 for 237 weeks consecutively and 5 years as year-end no.1, 4 Laureus awards in a row, etc, etc.
12/01/2009 | 03:24 PM
Fedfanny i want to' say your post its perfect but it's the same thing : i have made a war whit this 2 or 3 "fans" but it seems they don't have so much in head !! ;)
12/01/2009 | 03:20 PM
Perfect post youandme but it seems some people has not so much in head ! Here in switzerland we say is a lost war ! ;)
12/01/2009 | 03:17 PM
I don't understand why some people criticize roger. Ist the best and i think is the best forever !
12/01/2009 | 03:15 PM
Roger , NeXT year make your best and i'm sure you win so much more , you Are the best player !!! Please do not read some post , please Are only stupid post ! Last year the same of this year write you Are at end ! Ha ha ha ! So comic :)) this year was one
12/01/2009 | 03:15 PM
****returnoftheking p32****

Federer has told many times that he does not
need a coach and he does not work on his
weakenesses and when he goes to play
a match he has does not use tactics
but plays instinctive.
To make a story short:
He that will
12/01/2009 | 03:15 PM
This is to 'ALHORNE' pn page 7.
Why don't you just keep your mouth shut and mind your own business if all you want is to discourage Roger?
We're already tired of a certain Mr.'returnoftheking' making rubbish comments on Roger,and we don't want you to ad
12/01/2009 | 03:06 PM
Roger you didnt play on highest level,your minds after you end this year as No1 was on the rest and next year,because you defending two titles,and two finals,and this is so hard.You broke the record of GS,AND after that your view of tennis change,and you
12/01/2009 | 03:03 PM
This is for 'returnoftheking' on page 12.

Who the hell do you think you are to critisize Roger like THAT?
Have you ever played international tennis yourself?
Can you ever even DREAM of doing all the things Roger has done so far?
I recommend you to g