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Roger stunned by Söderling

01.06.2010 | Tennis

Roger was upset by Sweden’s Robin Söderling at the French Open today, ending his record streak of 23 straight Grand Slam semifinals. Roger lost 6-3, 3-6, 5-7, 4-6.

 

Roger started well and had everything well under control in the first set. But Söderling suddenly cranked up his response and took a 2-0 lead in the second, finally winning the set as both players held serve from there. Roger had a set point in the 10th game of the third set which unfortunately he could not make use of. Play was suspended with Roger leading 30-15 due to rain. After an interruption of over an hour, Roger eventually dropped his serve and then lost the set.

 

Roger seemed to come back in the final set as he took a 2-0 lead. But it wasn't long before the Swede pushed forward again, breaking back and eventually wrapping up the match after 2h 30min when Roger went long with a weary return.

 

The last time Roger did not reach the semi-final of a Grand Slam tournament was in 2004, when he was evicted in Paris by Gustavo Kuerten. Today's defeat opens up the possibility that, should Rafael Nadal win the title, Roger will lose the top ranking just a week before equalling Pete Sampras's record of 286 weeks at number one.

 
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06/05/2010 | 03:25 AM
Hello Roger,

Could only watch highlights after hearing about the outcome between you and Robin. You both played wonderfully, and it looked as if it could have gone either way. Robin is a worthy opponent and your cordial relationship with him has helped
06/05/2010 | 12:38 AM
Rest Roger now...and go to win Halle in grass!
06/05/2010 | 12:21 AM
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
You Roger... ahh i think that something wasn't right... Something tells me that it wasn't your fault
06/04/2010 | 11:46 PM


Dear Roger :

There is no one in the world who deserve more all the wonderful trophies . No one can overtake your place in all the kindnesses and love you have shown to all the world.
God Bless you Roger . Simply you are the best .

I'm so proud
06/04/2010 | 11:17 PM
NOOOOO! es un desgraciado Soderling! ja! que lastima, tenia toda la confianza de que ganarias los 4 Grand Slam. No importa, ahora a rezar que nadal no lo gane, con eso me conformo. jajaja! suerte!!!
06/04/2010 | 11:08 PM
Over 300.000 members, wow!
06/04/2010 | 10:31 PM
That's it !, Revelation !!

For the first time I enjoyed watching Nadal win a match in a semi-final. He is really a great guy and an amazing champion. I'm hoping he beats Soderling even if this means that Roger looses the number one spot.

Roger, I be
06/04/2010 | 10:04 PM
Hey Roger

Danke för das spannende match wo du gäg de Söderling bote hesch. Schad heds ned glanged, aber ich ben sehr zueversechtlich das dini Antwort Postwendend an Wimbledon chond.

Liebi Grüess
Matthias
06/04/2010 | 09:40 PM
Robin takes victory at the RG and Roger will break Sampras record. Thats how it will happen.
06/04/2010 | 08:47 PM
Hello Guys!!

Hola Norinchi**
Hi every one!!!

I am also sorry for this Rogers Situation
It is not fair Roger can lose Number 1 Spot. Becouse He has do ALL in Order To be (He is now) The greatest Player of this sport.

***Roger Federer Deserve to