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Roger defeated in final

16.05.2010 | Tennis

Roger was unable to defend his Madrid title today. In a remake of last year's final, Roger was defeated in straight sets 4-6, 6-7(5) by Rafael Nadal this time.

Both players dropped serve early in the first set before Nadal broke to lead 4-3 and went on to bring the set home, even though Roger had quite a few chances of swinging it around. In the second set, Nadal claimed a tightly contested tiebreaker after two breaks of serve each. All in all, Roger even scored one more point than Rafa (46:45), but was not at his best during the critical phases of the match, simply committing too many errors. 

But our champ certainly showed that he is more than ready for the French Open which starts May 25.

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05/17/2010 | 02:33 PM
its ok rog! U played the crucial pts very badly! Even u had many chances but it happens! All the best for the rest!
05/17/2010 | 02:32 PM

'If you are afraid to lose, you dare not win.'
B.Borg ( FO W 1974,'75,'77,'78,'79,'80,'81)

Unafraid to counter the challenges of change,to brave the brutal losses,to firm th
05/17/2010 | 02:23 PM
Rafa's and my clay court seasons are decided at the French Open, and not before," the 28-year-old Federer said.

"It's unfortunately - or fortunately - like that. If we win all the tournaments like Rafa now and then go out in the first round of the Fren
05/17/2010 | 02:17 PM
Hello Roger

Firstly I must say how pleasing it is to read SO many supportive messages to you on rf.com--thank you all --just what Roger needs and deserves.
Secondly, the silly commentators and some aspects of the media, rave on what a great clay court
05/17/2010 | 02:08 PM
Don't worry,Rog!You still are the BEST!You showed Rafa some extremeley classy and unbelieveble shots that he will never be able to make.You will win RG,I'm sure of that!Take care!;)
05/17/2010 | 02:05 PM
i was very sad yesterday because you lost the match against rafa accually i was teezed in school because of that evryone know that im your number 1 fan anyway madrid is not your gold frensh open it is you have to work your butt off have a great backhand a
05/17/2010 | 02:04 PM
So great to see you and Rafa play again. Thought you played some really sublime tennis - unlucky on that awful bounce in the tie break.

Think you look the player coming right into form for RG. Good luck, rooting for you.
05/17/2010 | 02:01 PM
It doesnt matter Roger. You played well (apparently-i didnt see it), and Up and On from here- You are improving with each game. Roland Garros-GO FOR IT-the trophy is yours.
05/17/2010 | 01:45 PM
Good luck to the French Open!

I'm sure you will give your best!!!!!!

Ana Isabel
05/17/2010 | 01:37 PM
Roger, you played such a beautiful tennis yesterday and you were better than Rafa..
We all know who is the king no matter what..
You can win the French Open and defeat Nadal, because you are the better player and player who plays the most beautiful tenn