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Roger's finals run stopped

25.01.2008 | Tennis

Roger has been defeated in straight sets in the semifinal of the Australian Open. His opponent, Novak Djokovic, came back from 3-5 in the first set to win the match at 7-5, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5).


Novak Djokovic was simply too strong, too steady. Where Roger inched past him in the last grand slam final - the U.S. Open last September - this time the Serb was always a nose ahead. "I think he made the more important points today, it was a bit unfortunate for me," Roger commented. "It depends a lot on form, you can't always play your best. It's not easy coming out every week trying to win. You'll always run into fellow top-10 players or other guys who are on a streak or on a hot run or surprise you."


Roger added he was far from his best in the Rod Laver Arena, but said he gave everything he had to try and get back into the match."There's some sort of a disappointment. But from the spirit, the way I fought, the way I tried, it's all I could give," he said.


This defeat was Roger's first in straight sets at a grand slam since he lost to Gustavo Kuerten in the 2004 French Open.The holder of 12 grand slam crowns, his chase of Pete Sampras's record 14 is now on ice until the 2008 French Open begins in May.

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02/09/2008 | 08:25 PM
I could tell you weren't 100% that day, Roger, but you still came up with so many amazing shots. So you've had just a bit of a slow start to this season. "No worries," as they say Down Under. I got to see all of your earlier matches and even got up in the
02/07/2008 | 10:55 AM
hey Roger it was very disappointing that you lost to that joker djokovic and you Roger in that tie break my heart beat was just pumping with your every shot but anyway that day in Australian open was not your day and Roger you defeated that tipsarvic that
02/06/2008 | 05:24 AM
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02/04/2008 | 06:09 AM
Novak Djokovic is the next No.1. very soon
02/04/2008 | 04:06 AM
Never mind.! chillax...
But you should aim at French open n win this time.!!!
prepare for it...

love you...
02/04/2008 | 02:11 AM
To Tilou 03/02/2008

If you would like to send your email address to me , I shall send a very interesting article written by Dareen Cahill on January 15 2007. In it he talks about Carts [Peter Carter]Roger, Lleyton.
I have no doubt that you will enjoy
02/03/2008 | 08:25 PM
02/03/2008 | 08:21 PM
To Margaret (hughsie),
Thanks for confirming that Darren Cahill was Peter Carter's childhood friend. I know how close Roger and Peter Carter were, so I would find it very touching if he became close to Darren Cahill now.
Whenever I saw Darren Cahill
02/03/2008 | 02:06 PM
Never mind, Roger.You are the best forever!
02/03/2008 | 12:11 PM
I am serbian girl. I am always for Djokovic but not when you play with him! I am always for you! I cheer for you in match with Djokovic, too.
sorry Novak:)
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