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Roger defeated by Nadal in thrilling final

11.06.2006 | Tennis

Unfortunately Roger was not able to make a huge tream come true today. He lost to Rafael Nadal at today's final of the French Open: 6-1, 1-6, 4-6, 6-7.

"Rafael totally deserved to win this tournament," Roger said after the match. The Spaniard extended his Roland Garros perfect record to 14-0 and his winning streak on clay to 60 matches, leaving Roger opponent one match shy of becoming the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four grand slams simultaneously.

Roger was in a class of his own in the first set, breaking twice a nervous Nadal. The 20-year-old Spaniard, however, hit back in the second and pocketed the third having saved four break points. He then broke in the first game of the fourth set but Roger needed only one break point to level at 5-5, only for Rafael Nadal to win the tiebreak 7-4 and the match after three hours and two minutes.

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06/12/2006 | 04:24 PM
I thought going to the final in Roland Garros was a huge step. I thought you were playing against all ods. I am happy you are safe and free from injuries. Nothing takes away the fact that your are the best. Wish you the best.
06/12/2006 | 04:01 PM
Don't worry,Roger. Throw your sadness away. Wimbledon is waiting for you. You are still no1 in my heart:-)
06/12/2006 | 03:55 PM
Don't be discouraged Roger we know you are the best and no one can change that not even Rafael Nadal the important thing is that you had fun. Also Nadal looks AWFULL in clay.
06/12/2006 | 03:53 PM
Dear Rogi,
well you lost but it' s ok!I know,all of us know that you are the greatest tennis player,no metter if you lose against nadal on clay,I'm sure that the next year the Roland Garros will be yours!I trust you!
In Rome you were so close to win but
06/12/2006 | 03:19 PM
Dear Roger,

Yesterday is OVER- and TOMORROW belongs to YOU

06/12/2006 | 02:30 PM
Hi Roger,

I am just one of the MANY fans here who is disappointed for you to have lost the French final to Nadal, but definitely NOT disappointed IN you. As usual you played with class and grace and did what you could to counter Rafa's heavy topspin.
06/12/2006 | 02:25 PM

I know it seems bad, but i want you to thank God for everything, because you have accomplish something after all.

Think about it from this side, next year when you win it, it would be better than if you've got it yesterday. It is a game just l
06/12/2006 | 02:17 PM
Dearest Roger,
I'm so sorry it didn't quite come together for you yesterday honey - but I was SO VERY proud to be there cheering my heart out for you - and to feel the warmth and support of the French crowd for you was just wonderful - WOW, are they look
06/12/2006 | 02:16 PM
a sea of love understanding encouragement hope that shows the immense gratitude we hv for your tennis your personality. we all believe you can do it, but we also realise its only on your terms, it is you, n we are all here always to support you no matter
06/12/2006 | 02:08 PM
Hi Roger,

You lost, but not for the WIMBLEDON. I was delight with the 1st set in the roland garros final. You were on fire ! But, as I looked through the match, i felt very dissapointed. I am never thought that this might happened.

I always feel tha