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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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06/06/2010 | 08:27 PM
Lastima que Nadal haya ganado RG. Espero que todo esto, la perdida del nº 1 aumente la motivación de Roger en todos los TORNEOS, sin menospreciar ninguno...esa es la única manera que tiene para recuperar el nº 1 de nuevo, GANAR Y GANAR todo lo que pueda,
06/06/2010 | 08:05 PM
Let's not worry about the stats. Roger knows what he has to do.
Everyone is going to be on Nadal's bandwagon for a while just like in 08. He played an amazing clay court season but let's not get ahead of ourselves..

AS BOTING SAID LET'S GO GREEN...
06/06/2010 | 07:51 PM
In wimbledon you will be the champion, you are the BEST!
06/06/2010 | 07:05 PM
World No 1. Rafael Nadal
- 40 (Titles overall)
- 7 (Grand Slam)
- 0 (ATP World Tour Finals)
- 18 (ATP 1000)
- 1 (Olympic Gold Medal)
- Others (ATP 500, 250)

World No 2. Roger Federer
- 62 (Titles overall)
- 16 (GS)
- 4 (ATP World Tour Finals)
06/06/2010 | 07:04 PM
Legend still legend
focus on the green
It will be yours ;)
06/06/2010 | 06:42 PM
I can't wait for the ugly orange background on this website to turn green. Better for the eyes and more soothing color. Thank goodness the lousy clay season is over!
06/06/2010 | 06:13 PM
a? t? ßa?e? st? pat? t??
06/06/2010 | 06:13 PM
MODESTI PEOPLE CAN SAY WHAT THEY WANT, WHAT THEY PREDICT TIME WILL TELL.
LET'S GO G R E E N.
06/06/2010 | 06:10 PM
So close to break Sampras record, but......
Nadal look better then ever. He is favorite now for Wimbledon.
Commentator in my country said that he saw best tennis in history when Nadal was number one. Maybe is right I don`t now. But I don`t now how you c
06/06/2010 | 06:07 PM
Come on ,Roger!!!
Romania is with you!
You are the GOAT!