Men's Tennis

Honorable Exit for Frederic Niemeyer from 2009 Rogers Cup

MONTREAL, QC - AUGUST 10:  Roger Federer of Switzerland leaves the court with Frederic Niemeyer of Canada during the Rogers Cup at Uniprix Stadium on August 11, 2009 in Montreal, Canada. Niemeyer will retire at the end of the year and the match was his last to be played in Montreal.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Francois GendronSenior Writer IAugust 12, 2009

Yesterday evening on the center court of the Uniprix stadium in Montreal, Frederic Niemeyer played a very good match versus Roger Federer—an honorable 6-7, 4-6 loss to the No. 1 player in the world.

Only a handful of points separated the two players during the lenght of this match. Niemeyer who will retire at the end of this season, probably played one of his best match in career. Both players exited the stadium under a standing ovation given by the spectators who filled the center court to capacity.

Federer had very good words for his opponent as he said that the match was played at a very high quality level. Roger had to give his best on important points during the second set. A couple of spectacular shots were made by Federer to finally break Niemeyer's serve at the seventh game of the second set.

Federer will continue his march towards the title tomorrow in his third round match. As for the second seeded player of the tournament, Rafael Nadal, his second round match is scheduled this afternoon.

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