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Roger loses third round match

17.03.2010 | Tennis

Roger suffered a 5-7, 7-5, 7-6(4) defeat against Marcos Baghdatis at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.


"It was one of those matches that just happens," Roger said. "I didn't play terrible. It just happens. I was doing many things right, but then the next thing you know, I'm stuck in a third set and you never know what's going to happen. It was a decent match but maybe wrong choices at the wrong time for me."


Roger certainly had his chances with a total of three match points, two of which came at 5-4 of the second set, when he took a 15-40 lead on Baghdatis' serve but fired first a forehand and then a backhand long and Baghdatis went on to hold serve and even the set. Baghdatis broke our champ in the next game and then held serve to take the set. The last time Roger surrendered a match after holding at least one match point was in the 2006 Rome final, against Rafael Nadal.


Roger took a 3-1 lead in the third set with a break in the fourth game, but Baghdatis - whose head-to-head record against Federer includes a loss in the 2006 Australian Open final - broke back in the seventh game, setting up the break with a blistering cross-court winner before Roger netted a forehand.


The next tournament on Roger's schedule is the Sony Ericsson which starts on March 22nd in Miami.

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03/23/2010 | 01:14 PM
it's ok rog

u payed very well in serving

and he played his best match in whole his life!!!!!!!!!!

we love you

we're waiting you in miami honey!

bcoz we believe in you

no matter you win or not

no matter u win or not

we just enjo
03/23/2010 | 04:06 AM
Disappointing match for sure. But maybe its a blessing in disguise--more time to get back into things after your illness. I really do not know how you all do it--the schedule is relentless.

Anyway, you are still NUMBER ONE!!! Good luck in Miami!!
03/23/2010 | 12:28 AM
or that you lost???
Re bother well the near(next) time sera...
Equal always you are going to be a winner!!!!!!!
03/23/2010 | 12:28 AM
For that you lost???
Re bother well the near(next) time sera...
Equal always you are going to be a winner!!!!!!!
03/22/2010 | 04:30 PM
no worries roger!!!!it happens.....
n i knw u cn bounce bck!!!!!!!so jst chillax!!!!
bt plz do focus more on ur game nw roger!!!!
i seriously wnt u 2 progrexss much much further dan wt u did in california!!!!!!!
so champ work harder!!!!!!
no matter w
03/22/2010 | 03:31 PM
Ohhh!!!!!!!!! Man that's Ok champ. You played good game. Happens some time. Just Njoy. Do not be panic.
03/22/2010 | 03:15 AM
I expected Roddick to come up with the goods today but it didn't happen. Anyhow I am happy for Luby, he was rock solid, good for him. And now, A/Rod cannot say Federer stopped him from winning or was in the way.

boting*** Sorry for me why? our Champio
03/22/2010 | 12:29 AM
Ljubicic just beat Roddick for IW. Good news for us. Neither is a threat to your #1 position. Ljubicic is a good guy. I'm glad he has a Masters Series Trophy. He deserves it, even though as American, it would have been nice to see Roddick win for th
03/21/2010 | 03:30 PM
***federerworshipper p.19****
sorry for you but it is
O n e ,two ,three and four
03/21/2010 | 04:04 AM
*lailai, hughsie, jos*

All welcomed....hope the support for Roger in here will continue, strong and solid..:)
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