The game is still there - if he gets some more match practice, he will do better.
Exactly. People seemed to have forgotten that it is normal for a player to lose from time to time, especially against high ranked players.
Don't forget that Roger could have also lost a few matches in the past where he came through in the end. Would have anyone talked about the decline of him when he had lost in Halle 06 against Rochus or in Basel 06 against Scrichapan?
Roger needs matchpraxis right now and it avenged that he didn't played a tournament before Dubai or at least playing doubles there, especially considering the fact that the players field in Dubai this year was outstanding.