Federer out in Western & Southern Open

Roger dropped out of the quarter finals in Cincinnati as he lost 6-2, 7-6(3) to Tomas Berdych.

Roger had a hard time with Berdych's aggressive play in the first set. On his own second serve, he managed to win a mere 10% of the points played. Roger went on to improve his serve in the second set, taking it into a tie-break after just missing a chance for a break-ball. But he simply committed too many errors during the last phase of the match, losing against Berdych for the third time in their last four encounters.

"I definitely didn't feel like I was getting a great read on his serve today, and that definitely cost me a bit of maybe giving myself more opportunities and just getting into the rallies more on his service games, which then maybe would have allowed me to try out a few things and so forth," said Federer. "I thought he served well. He played a good match. Unfortunately I didn't play a very good tie-break, and he was better than me today."

The US Open - the last Grand Slam of the season - starts in New York in 10 days time.

Date: 20.08.2011, Source: RF Official and ATP


  1. Disappointing loss.

    I've just written a big blog whether he can win another slam...check it out: http://www.perfect-tennis.co.uk/what-does-federer-have-to-do-to-win-another-grand-slam/