Stormy Skies For Federer

Roger FedererRoger Federer is having a bad year. The second seed was matched up against Novak Djokovik in the Rome Master's final. Djokovik, the defending champion was looking down as they left the court for a break due to the rain. The first set saw Djokovik lose by two points, the final score being 6-4, and when the rain began the score was 2-1 with Federer in the lead.

 

The match started in the sunshine, with Roger Federer looking strong as he forced his opponent to save break points. At 4-4 however, things turned around for Djokovik who is ranked number three in the world. "Things were going well for me, I was playing him well and serving well when I had to and putting him under pressure so it (the rain) kind of definitely changed the momentum," Federer said.

 

After the rain cleared Djokovik came back to the court a different player. His energy seemed to be boundless as he gained the lead and ended up with the second set score being in his favor 6-3.

 

Federer's confidence seemed to wane as the third set started, and he ended up losing the match to Djokovik with a final score of 6-4, 3-6, 3-6. Federer said about the rain and the match in general, "He might have come back anyway and beat me in the end. He did well today to use the rain delay in his favor, that's for sure." This was just another loss making up Roger Federer's year-long draught on titles.

 


Tags: Novak Djokovik, Roger Federer
Posted: 4th May 2009


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