June 14, 2017 -- Stuttgart, Germany
Roger made his return to the ATP Tour in the Mercedes Cup this week. In his first match back, he played an always dangerous veteran, Tommy Haas. Haas ended up pushing the match to 3 sets winning 2-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4.
This is only Roger's second loss of the year and his first match since the beginning of April after winning the Miami Open.
"It wasn’t all bad, not at all. There were definitely some good moments, but I definitely was not as sharp as I was hoping to be in maybe the big moments, or the moment when I had the lead and where I feel I should have been cruising from that moment on. I definitely made some crucial mistakes and judgment errors. Tommy definitely played well when he had to. He hung around and was able to push me in the second set. In the third set I couldn’t get up to the level I wanted. I should have somehow broken him once, but I wasn’t able to do that.”
Roger is scheduled to play next week in Halle, Germany to continue his preparation for Wimbledon.