The 17 times Major hoister has played only in two events in 2013 and after an impressive showing in the initial rounds at Melbourne, he had to bail himself out from a deep hole in the quarters versus the mercurial Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, nonetheless, survived his onslaught in a five-setter. In the semifinals against the US Open champion the legend was absolutely overrun and outmaneuvered and even though he pushed the Dunblane native to a decider, inpix it was very much evident that Roger was just a tad slow in his movement and that additional split second which he was taking was the reason that had helped the Londoner to defeat that day at the Rod Laver Arena. animeloved
In Netherlands, Fed was started-off in imperious fashion as he coasted through to the last 8 without any hiccups whatsoever and at that stage he met a man by the name of ‘Benneteau’ who had troubled him in the past as well. The world no. 30 flattened out the maestro on that day because the emperor’s first serve deserted him completely and was amazingly broken 5 times in the contest – something that doesn’t happen that often. It wasn’t that the Geneva resident had overwhelmed him, bocoranadminriki except that what was surprising was that the two time ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament conqueror was completely out of gear and had committed way too many errors to his liking.
And with the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships beginning this week, the pressure will be right up there on the superstar and with the world no.1 Djokovic pledging to take his title in the desert, splitacdubai his work becomes that much tougher. Currently, the Londoner is 1375 points behind him in the ATP rankings and for the reason that Andy is not competing in the Emirates, he is totally safe to keep up his no.2 position even if the man from Switzerland falls to defend his cup. The maximum he can lose is the 500 points, whereas 300 points will be deducted from the world no.3’s account as well as he had lost to the former world no.1 in the championship clash in 2012. kjro
The biggest catchphrase over here is the 1st Masters 1000 event in the United States that will will decide the fate of the two Slam champs as Federer have to defend a 1000 points and if he is able to not make the grade and with Murray doing well we could see a change of guard then and there. So, qau Roger have to prove the pundits wrong once again and should continue to rewrite history to remain in the hunt of the top spot as he has made no bones of his desire to be the leading challenger in 2013. florbiz
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