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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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03/18/2010 | 04:49 PM
What happened campeao ... know when you have tournaments like these only three sets you need to give their maximum since the beginning of the game, but that's okay roger you wait in the next YES! strength roger!
03/18/2010 | 04:46 PM
JJ, I love your post !!!!
Realy nice my dear friend...
"Positivity is our golde rule "
Love
Dinora
03/18/2010 | 04:02 PM
Roger looking forward na
i love you
xxx
03/18/2010 | 03:41 PM
Roger, I think sometimes you need to move more. Think about it.

Always with you!!!

Fernando
03/18/2010 | 03:24 PM
DO NOT WORRY MASTER.................
WE LOVE UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU.............
YOU ARE THE BEST
03/18/2010 | 03:09 PM
bueno federer mejor suerte para la proxima en miami seguro que ganas no lo dudo pero se nesesita mucho
que esfuerzo para vencer al mejor del mundo
argentina,formosa tiepermann
03/18/2010 | 03:00 PM

My hopes are high
and I still believe what I see
My heart AND my head
are still in peRFect harmony

I got lucky in life
two matches, are fine by me
And I still see this world
as one big opportunity

Maybe we need
a moral education
To set so
03/18/2010 | 02:55 PM
:(
I am so sad, you lost...
But nothing matters champ ;)
Youll win Grandslam..
And I was so sad, when you got ill and didnt come to Dubai Barclays.. I was there....and with Schweiz flag.. hope you meet soon :)

see ya.. :)

KISSES :) <3

vivi
03/18/2010 | 02:43 PM
Hi my champ!

A little sad for your loss, but I know you will get many tournaments this years, including all the remaining slams. Be focused my champ! Do not take anything for granted. I know you should not lose, but sometimes it happens. Just concentra
03/18/2010 | 02:28 PM
Hi! Rog! I'm really sorry you lost , but obviously, you were unwell & prehaps were not able to keep up with the hard training that I know you do.. However, I know this will not happen in the next tournament. All the best gorgeous. I love as always.... x