Roger Federer Presser: Give Andy Credit, I Didn’t Get The Lucky Break Today That I Got In Indian Wells
by Staff | March 27th, 2012, 11:43 am

Roger Federer’s 16-match winning ended last night to the hands of American former No. 1 Andy Roddick. In an electric night match at the Sony Ericsson Open, Roddick rallied to beat his rival 7-6, 1-6, 6-4.

Federer, who had won his last three tournaments, was seeking a rare Indian Well-Miami double. It was also only Roger’s third loss since the US Open and his earliest exit at a tournament since last summer.

His post-match presser:

Q. Do you feel like you play bad service games today?
ROGER FEDERER: Bad service games?

Q. Yes.
ROGER FEDERER: Um, maybe one.

Q. The crucial one.
ROGER FEDERER: Well, in hindsight, yes.

Q. Do you think that maybe you played, um, in terms of, um, having um taking advantage of the break points that you had? You broke three times in the second set, but early on in the third you had four chances to break and you failed to do that.
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I mean, you said it. I had my chances. I thought Andy did well to get the first, and then to put me in the situation I guess in the third. You know, could have been up a break early in the third, but he did well also to fight off those break points. Served really well.
I think he had a good overhead. You know, he played aggressive and clutch served when he had to. It was his credit. For me, it was obviously a tough loss. The one service game where I got broken he really goes for it and it all works out.
So credit to him to hang in there and give himself that chance in the beginning of the third.

Q. You’ve played him more than anybody. Can you talk about how his game tonight was different? Looked more like the Andy Roddick of ten years ago instead of the last five in terms of how aggressive he was off the ground.
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, he was aggressive in one particular game. That stands out obviously because it also paid off. But, you know, he’s still very good. I hope you guys give him more credit than he’s getting at the moment.
I’m happy to see him play really well, you know. He’s a great champion, and, yeah, enjoy him while you have him. It was a great night for him and America’s tennis, I guess.
For me it was tough, but I thought he had some very good moments, Andy had some really good moments, and it was a close match. It was just, didn’t go my way today.

Q. (Indiscernible.)
ROGER FEDERER: Seven games in a row?

Q. He won seven games in a row.
ROGER FEDERER: No, I mean, Love 40 I had my chances. I don’t think I saw a second serve. Maybe I did. I’m not sure.
He did well, but obviously at that point I felt I was being the better man. I had my regrets in the first set. I didn’t come out with a lot of energy. I was pretty flat today. I just felt tired, I guess.
I have been playing so much. It was more mental than physical thing. I tried to push myself and gave myself a fighting chance, and then when things were under control, sort of you know, he fought off those break point chances and had the perfect game after that.
So it was a big turn of events there in five minutes, and that’s how tennis goes sometimes. But like I said, give Andy a lot of credit to put me in that situation at 1 All, I guess, in the third set, because it could have been very different out there tonight.

Q. Can you talk about the speed of the court and how that affected your game maybe?
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, regular hard court. Pretty slow conditions. You know, you saw where Andy was returning, so, yeah, I mean, overall it’s a slow hard court, I guess.

Q. How do you feel like the Penn balls played in these conditions for you tonight?
ROGER FEDERER: Um, same as last week. We played the same ball over there; played some night session matches.

Q. As for the fatigue, would you give it an origin or source?
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah. Maybe 30 matches for the season. Just feeling like it’s taken its toll a bit, which is normal.
But I’ve played more tired in the past, so this was not the most tired I have ever been, but you just start to feel it a bit. I didn’t just get the lucky break today that I got in Indian Wells.
And, yeah, I mean, I regret missing those opportunities and giving myself maybe a chance for tomorrow. Then you never know how things all of a sudden turn out in the tournament.
Yeah, it is what it is tonight, and I’ll deal with it the way I always have.

Q. Do you think the result from the exhibition match at The Garden can ever play into the next match on tour? Can an exhibition ever be a predictor of anything like that?
ROGER FEDERER: No. For me, it has nothing to do with one another.

Q. You have won the last 77 games against players out of the top 10. Top 20, I’m sorry, not top 10. Losing against Andy, does that feel like you are losing against not a top player?
ROGER FEDERER: No. I feel like I lost against a former No. 1. That’s how it felt, not that I lost against a guy ranked 30 in the world. That ranking is not real, so it was a tough second round. I knew that in the start, and particularly here in Miami where I lost against him in the past. So I was aware of that, and I didn’t underestimate Andy at all.
But that streak, I mean, it was a nice one to have, but not more than that.

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16 Comments for Roger Federer Presser: Give Andy Credit, I Didn’t Get The Lucky Break Today That I Got In Indian Wells

tennisfan Says:

Federer will be back soon…

The Power of Belief !

alison hodge Says:

although i doubt roger will be loosing that much sleep about this loss,it was still great to here him give andy such alot of credit.

Roger Federer Fan Says:

Federer is the only GOAT. None can beat him when he is fit and fine.

ROGER FEDERER: “I didn’t come out with a lot of energy. I was pretty flat today. I just felt tired, I guess.”

God of tennis !!!!

Only two reasons for his loss…
– Tiredness
– Nadal’s resignation.

Ajet Says:

Lol RFF! ;)
@ your 3.01 pm post: Exactly, how could you find out so accurately the 2 reasons for fed’s loss, WOW!!! ;)
Hats off to you! ;)

skeezerweezer Says:


but wait….he was sick at IW and won you fakefullnes of a Fed fan….

alison hodge Says:

Roger Federer obviously has way more class than RRF,and could do with taking a leaf out of his book,but i guess haters will always hate.

Ben Pronin Says:

I really love how these two have each other’s backs. I think last year Roddick gave a presser during which he said speculating a Federer retirement was crazy and borderline idiotic. And here you have Federer saying it was great to see Roddick playing well and it’s great for American tennis.

Steve 27 Says:

Only two reasons for his loss…
– Tiredness
– Nadal’s resignation.

Roger Federer Fan he is Djoking

Michael Says:

I think Roger had an excellent year so far and there is no reason he should feel dejected over the Miami result. Three tournaments in a span of three months and that is the show many Tennis players will vie for. He also made a semifinal at the Australian Open where he was unlucky to lose against Nadal. But now the Clay court season starts and there comes the problem for Roger because it is Nadal’s bread and butter. I hope Roger gives a better exhibition at the Clay courts than he did last year. Winning atleast one Clay court Masters will push him to the No2. spot which is crucial if he is to win another Major.

Steve 27 Says:

I expect Clown against grandpa in madrid

Steve 27 Says:

I think Federer will be Wayne Gretzy in that he will put in HOF as soon as he retires.

Roger Federer Fan Says:

Michael Says:
“He also made a semifinal at the Australian Open where he was unlucky to lose against Nadal.”

Not just unlucky, he was not healthy as well (remember Doha ?). Rafa’s statement against Federer also had a negative impact on him.
In normal circumstances Federer would just blow Nadal away.

skeezerweezer Says:


Comedy Central called and said that your “Bit” didn’t cut this season, you are cancelled. Sorry. However, the “Dirt Bag channel” said that they are looking for Fake wannnabees, maybe you have a chance there……hopin for ya….

Steve 27 Says:

between mads they understand each other

King Federer Says:

it is a pity to see RFF imitate Humble Rafa. guess rafa fans can’t catch a break here either.

keep up your pitiable comedy RFF. it surely would have been funny if it was not this pathetic!

skeezer : LOL @ 1:54am! maybe you should hand out a few lessons to RFF on how to be funny. sad to see the poor guy’s desperate attempts.

Michael Says:

Roger Federer Fan,

That Australian Open semi-final was a very close contest which could have gone either way. I am not sure about the state of his health but Roger made a fight of it. Even in the fourth set, when Nadal was serving for the match, he had chances to break and if he had done that nobody knows how the match would have unfolded. But Nadal was lucky with a shot when he managed to hit a deep lob from Roger for a winner in a blind folded fashion. That was break point and this shot I thought made the difference in the end. If anybody tries that shot they would fail 10/10 times.

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