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Roger stunned by Tomas Berdych

30.06.2010 | Tennis

Roger lost to Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon today, the six-time champions earliest loss at the All England Club since 2002. He was beaten 4-6, 6-3, 1-6, 4-6 by Berdych, the 12th seed from the Czech Republic.


"It was brutal for me. Every time he had a chance, he took it. If there's anything good about this it's I'm gonna get some rest," summed up Roger, who added he had been troubled by a stiff back and right leg injury.


Roger came in with an 8-2 career record against Berdych, having lost the first match at the 2004 Athens Olympics and the last in Miami this year. He also played his 25th consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal.


Roger, who has appeared in every Wimbledon final since 2003, lost the first set, 4-6, but rallied back in the second set, which he won 6-3. Berdych looked uncomfortable and Roger hit his groundstrokes shorter. But unfortunately Berdych regained control. The Czech seized the third set 6-1, and got an early break in the fourth set and never yielded control, serving for the set at 5-4.


"I'm looking forward to some rest," Roger said after the match. You certainly deserve it!

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07/18/2010 | 03:59 PM
to yukimi , thank u for link
to Kuestschuek , u have a right Roger fans shouldn't fight , only Roger Fight on the court
and his fans support him
Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Rog
07/18/2010 | 03:53 PM
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07/18/2010 | 10:31 AM
I miss u so much Rogi??
wish u the best,Champion!

lots of love,
07/18/2010 | 04:13 AM
Dearest Roger

Just a few words....
WE MISS YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
07/18/2010 | 03:47 AM
Roger Congrats on winning ESPY best male tennis player. I voted for you. A few more weeks and hard courts begin. Play wel!
07/18/2010 | 02:45 AM
***I watched the GOAT video...Wonderful !!!
It pulled me out of my gloom.
I miss Roger so...

Thank you,so.........so.......much
Wishing you a sunshiny day !!!
07/18/2010 | 12:04 AM
Fans, don't fight!

Roger, fight!

07/17/2010 | 07:53 PM
Roger, it broke my heart to watch your match. The tension nearly shattered me apart. I hope you will win everything to come, including all Grand Slams next year! Play for you, your fans, your family, and the respect and love you give to tennis. Good L
07/17/2010 | 07:10 PM
thanks so much for the poem.
I took myself the liberty and I posted it in the thread Pledge of Loyalty .
It´s a beauty!!!
07/17/2010 | 06:00 PM
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Dear Everyone,

Many good posts from many different people - I'm very glad and very grateful :-)

Focus on the positives, friends. Roger will be with us soon.