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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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06/07/2010 | 12:45 PM
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06/07/2010 | 12:43 PM
Dear Roger,

You still the number one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keep strong for Wimbledom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good luck!!!!!!!
06/07/2010 | 12:38 PM
please guys.which channal will broadcast the tournament of Halle?
06/07/2010 | 12:11 PM
It Is just unbelivable what you have doe to yourself and us through gorgous act in Aust open and the very disoppionting results in ROME,MADRID,not contributing to MONTECARLO and finally RG I could blame poor soderleding for his act i the final but you wit
06/07/2010 | 12:00 PM
today robin is too powerful but now you must think to grass and good luck for halle you can return number 1
06/07/2010 | 10:27 AM
you'll bounce back strong in wimbledon. we believe in you!
06/07/2010 | 10:18 AM
Dear Roger,

Keep going, don't give up, we all look forward to watching your great great performance in Grass court ar~~
Wish this would not give a pressure la, I really love to see playing tennis~~ wish all the lucks & best with U la~~ cheers.
Iris
06/07/2010 | 09:39 AM
There're nothing so different between No.1 and No.2.Try you best.Don't be sad.Forever be our No.1.
Love you forever,
06/07/2010 | 09:37 AM
Still love you although feel so sad.Best luck in grass season.Always support you,forever.Still be your best fan.Love you very much.
Kiss.........
06/07/2010 | 09:21 AM
feel so sad
we hope you can cheer up
come on
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