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Match Report, pics, video highlights from Roger Federer loss to Ernests Gulbis, French Open, Roland Garros 2014

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#1 Wendy_redRobin

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 08:53 PM

Sadly, the grey Paris skies were to match the mood of Federer fans by the time the afternoon was over. It was not to be Roger's day and for the first time, after nine consecutive years, he would fail to reach the quarterfinals at Roland Garros.

There was a overwhelming round of applause as Roger walked onto the court and I must admit for this match my heart was pounding that little bit faster with nervous anticipation.

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There was obviously a lot of support for Roger. Even as the players walked to the net for the coin toss, cries of "Roger, Roger, Roger ...." Echoed around the court.


Ernests Gulbis won the toss and elected to serve.
Federer was serving well, but rather worryingly was making far too many unforced errors, though there was a nod of approval from Stefan Edberg when Roger came to the net at 30 all in his second service game with a very quick short volley down to the ground to claim a point.

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French crowd was very vocal and quick to boo when Gulbis queried a line call.

Games were going with serve, but then in Roger's third service game he double faulted to give deuce, then two unforced errors, firing shots into the net allowed Gulbis to break and take a 4-2 lead.

Federer breaks back in the next game with a huge cry of "Oh Yes" on the winning point. You could see he was trying to get himself into the groove.

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Roger's next service game started with a double fault and then an unforced error loses the next point so he is down love 30. It was clear that he was not on top form today. He seemed generally flat and was far more vocal than he normal, presumably to get himself fired up. In this set he seems to be struggling with his serve with 3 consecutive "net" calls. He held on to win his game 4-4 but it was by no means a smooth run. Errors kept coming. It was worrying to watch and must have been so frustrating for Roger.

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Gulbis keeps up the pressure and set goes to a tie break. There was a huge cry of "Come On!" from Roger as he won this tie break & 1st set.


Second Set
Federer was first to serve second set and Gulbis breaks, then Federer breaks back in the next game. At the sit down Roger has words with chair umpire about a how a line call was missed.

Federer breaks to 5-3. Serves for set but cannot do it, Gulbis breaks then holds so it's back on serve. So frustrating! At 5-5 deuce, Gulbis gets a code violation for breaking his racquet in fact he stamped on it! Then followed a huge cheer when Federer won the game and held his serve. Oh why couldn't he do this last time then this set would have been won! But errors from Federer meant this set went to another tie break. Which Gulbis wins 7-6 (7-3)


Third Set
Gulbis to serve first. Federer wins first point and again shouts "Come on!" He is desperately trying to get himself fired up. But yet more errors from Roger gives Gulbis the beak to 4-2

Despite all this, Ernest's Gulbis was making errors too, it is a tense and close match really, belied by the scoreline at times. Maybe Roger is feeling the weight of history on his shoulders and is trying too hard. Whatever it was he was struggling to find his form out there today.

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After a brutal 27 shot rally Gulbis takes 5-2 lead. Then yet another unforced error hands the third set to Gulbis 6-2

Roger was looking very flat at the end of that set. Losing that second set took it out of him mentally I fear. He must have known what he wanted to do but for whatever reason it just was not working out right for him at the moment.


Fourth Set
Gulbis to serve first. Roger giving himself more vocal encouragement. He breaks to take 3-2 lead. Federer holds serve. A shot from Gulbis hits the net and bounces just out. The chair umpire comes down to have a look and calls it out. Federer breaks to 5-2

Then I have to wonder whether injury or gamesmanship. The Trainer is called out to Gulbis. He indicates a back problem and leaves the court for a medical time out.

This obviously disrupts the flow of current winning momentum which Federer has finally achieved. He waits somewhat impatiently at the baseline for Gulbis to return and you can see Roger is not happy.

On his return to the court Gulbis proceeds to break Roger 5-3 and to be honest I would not have known he had an injury sufficient to need treatment as he was serving powerfully and moving well. But thankfully Federer takes the set 6-4


Fifth Set
Gulbis to serve first. It would appear that Roger is still dwelling on the goings on in the last set. He appears annoyed and distracted, which is unlike him. Gulbis looks absolutely fine, he breaks Roger's first service game. Federer holds to just be one break down 1-3 but does not manage to break back this time, leaving it for Gulbis to serve for match at 5-3

You can tell by the cries in the crowd they want Roger to Break here.


In an interview before the match Ernests Gulbis had said that he had "a strategy" worked out for this match. I am left wondering exactly what that involved ....

OK I may be biased. I am a Federer Fan after all!
Roland Garros will not have that special spark for me now, it has been snuffed out. :(

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#2 sausan

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 09:51 PM

Here are some pics from the match..

 

 

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#3 sausan

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 10:14 PM

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#4 Wendy_redRobin

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 10:42 PM

Here is the Official Highlights Package



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#5 Wendy_redRobin

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 11:20 PM

Here are the clips from the post match press conference ....

The English version




And the French version


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#6 sausan

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 12:10 AM

More pics 

 

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#7 sausan

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 12:14 AM

Video highlight


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#8 Wendy_redRobin

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 12:38 AM

Its difficult to say you "Like" things after a tough loss like this, but thank you Sausan for posting the pics. I note how few there are about at the moment following a loss like this compared to when Roger wins. True fans really do feel so sad for Roger. I hope he gets comfort from being with his family and can come back refreshed for the grass season.

Ironically the Roland Garros App crashed and refused to open this morning ... spooky or what! :rolleyes:



Having said all that, here are the stats for the match ....

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 01:16 AM

Today is one of those days, where you have to take a deep breath and then remember what Rod Laver said last year .... When discussing the difficulty older players have when it comes to maintaining consistent top-levels in their game

The only thing I can say is sometimes when you get to be in your 30s, 30 to 35, somewhere in there, in my game, I played a match the day before, I played a terrific match, played 100 per cent, as good as I was when 21.

The next day I go out and there's nothing there.

So what is it? Is it the desire? Is it your emotion, does it come up? Is your adrenalin not flowing as well as it normally does in a match?

That's the times I found a problem. I don't know whether Roger's feeling anything of that nature. But sometimes I notice him, he just doesn't have it that day. But the day before he was magnificent.


For Roger, the preparation has certainly been done, despite the birth of his twin sons he has been training hard. So you can clearly say that in his mind he wants this, but for whatever reason his body just does not deliver on the day. It must be so frustrating for him, for I honestly feel he beat himself today with all those errors. He had that second set in the palm of his hand but just could not close out when it counted.

I hope he can forget this, and get some positive angst instilled before the grass season starts. If he wants somebody to shout at I am here!! :)

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 02:49 AM

After a match like this, so many questions come to my mind. I read every interview looking for the answer to the question: what happened? It's true that he was more vocal than usual. Well, the only thing i know is i'm sad and i have to wait to see him play again.



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Posted 02 June 2014 - 02:53 AM

Couldn't even watch after that dreadful loss of the second set.  Yep, French Open done! . . . till next year.



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Posted 02 June 2014 - 03:32 AM

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A quote from Roger via ESPN Tennis ....
Clay court season was fun, but we are moving on. Clay doesn't need me anymore, I got flushed out here.



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Posted 02 June 2014 - 03:58 AM

I did find it very inspiring how Roger came back and fought in the 4th set. It was a pity Gulbis for whatever reason (as he looked before and after very fit) sought to take a MTO at such a crucial time in the match when Roger was back on top...I could go on about that. From that point on even though Roger went on to win the set, it was quite clear his equilibrium had been disrupted. I wish Roger and his team a most successful grass court season and look forward to cheering him on. Go Roger!

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Inspite of this loss, Federer will be seeded #4 at Wimbedon, 2014 if Berdych doesn't win  Roland Garros, read more about it here.


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Posted 02 June 2014 - 02:14 PM

Federer at the Press

 

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"Mentally I have already switched to the grass, to be quite honest,” said Federer. “For me, it's like, ‘the clay-court season was fun, but we are moving on.’ Clay doesn't need me anymore, I got flushed out here."
 
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“I'm looking forward to playing Halle and Wimbledon now. I do feel I can still win it. I’m very excited about my chances. Clearly first the focus is on Halle, try to defend my title there. It's nice going back to a place where I have to defend something. Hasn't been like this for a while, so that's something I'm looking forward to.
 
“I think when I'm healthy, like I have been now for the last six to nine months, I think I can also decide the outcome of the matches more than I could last year. I’m very excited about my chances for Wimbledon now this time.”
 
“Things are going to change with the grass season,” added Federer. “It's going to be different. I have to shorten the back-swing."
 
“Usually one plays well on grass because one has to do so much on clay to put pressure on the ball that it's necessary to hit hard. I feel the same for myself. When you move on the quick ground, it's difficult to take the speed from the opponent. On clay it's different, and that's probably the reason I play rather well on grass after the clay season.”
 
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Posted 02 June 2014 - 02:20 PM

More pics (I can't ignore them)

 

 

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 02:24 PM

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 09:27 PM

Thanks for not ignoring those pics Sausan.  Although I am still so sad thinking of some of the things that went on out there on that court, they are some good pics of our Roger.  Have not watched Roland Garros today.  The magic has gone.  Roger has gone  :( 


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Posted 03 June 2014 - 03:49 AM

Ditto Wendy and thanks to all who contribute to articles, photos, videos and comments on this site. I read every word. To use a phrase...we are on the same page. Bring on Halle

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 01:36 AM

Paddy, you have made my day and no doubt that of our other contributors. It is really good to know our efforts are appreciated. :)

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