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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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03/20/2010 | 11:12 PM
Yeaaaaaay .. Congrats. to Fed fans and followers.. Djoko, Murray & Nadal are defeated. #2, #3 & #4 are OUT .. I'm sorry I cannot contain myself but I am so happy . . Our beautiful Champion's #1 ranking is safer for a while now:), with some help from Lubic
03/20/2010 | 11:03 PM
You lost this match but Rafael Nadal didn't win the tournament... Who's gonna profit more???
Well figured out!!!
03/20/2010 | 08:09 PM
Hey my champion !
dont worry ! forget about this tournament ! you will fine in Miammi ! and you will win there for sure !
you rock roger !
go go go go go !
your fan from london
Sunehri xxxx
03/20/2010 | 01:35 PM
no problem my king...this is nothing actually u r great...love you take care....all the bery best for your forth coming matches....take care of ur health...
03/20/2010 | 11:13 AM
its ok roger. happens once in a while. so what? just on ematch. i know that you would have liked to play further rounds here but does not matter. you are always the KING for me. yesterday you got 3 trophies and today you lost. doesn't matter. happens. go
03/20/2010 | 06:55 AM
Dear Roger,

Good luck in Miami ~~~ take care~~~
Iris
03/20/2010 | 06:39 AM
MAN WE LUV U SO MUCH THAT WE CAN SUPPORT U IRRESPECTIVE OF THE RESULT OF THE MATCHHHH,THATS WHAT WE FAN R ..............BUT IT WAS A GOOD MATCH.......LET MARCOS CELEBRATE HIS WIN OF LIFE........U DEFINITELY PLAYED WELL
03/20/2010 | 05:43 AM
If Roger doesn't serve and move well, he doesn't win. It's as simple as that.

Look at his last couple of losses: Baghdatis (Indian Wells), Davydenko (London), Del Potro (New York), Tsonga (Montreal).

If Roger serves and moves well, he wins 98% of t
03/19/2010 | 10:06 PM
Roger, You played great tennis and I am your greatest fan. But---this time you lacked determination. Before it was public that you had mono, I could see there was something wrong in your movement. You are obviously in good health now and I hope you will s
03/19/2010 | 07:07 PM
"Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves."
— Charlotte Brontë

ALLEZ, ROGI!!!
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