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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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06/14/2006 | 10:46 PM
I couldn't send this message before because I felt so bad for your defeat that had no thoughts, no words, nothing at all! I felt quite disappointed, couldn't believe that once more he won. What happened Roger? How could you play that first set so perfect
06/14/2006 | 09:59 PM
It was so hard for me to watch you running around to play your forehand in ways that you usually would not, as if you lost confidence in your own back hand.

I'm not a tennis pro, but sometimes, in this "unfamiliar situation" to have a losing record to
06/14/2006 | 07:29 PM
Dear Roger
It was great to watch you in the final. You played the first set very good but the last three sets you lost to Nadal. You hardly hit the balls from Nadal, and he hit easily your balls. How hard he hit the balls! He could hit ea
06/14/2006 | 07:28 PM
Dear Roger
It was great to watch you in the final. You played the first set very good but the last three sets you lost to Nadal. You hardly hit the balls from Nadal, and he hit easily your balls. How hard he hit the balls! He could hit ea
06/14/2006 | 06:55 PM
Dear Roger
It was great to watch you in the final. You played the first set very good but the last three sets you lost to Nadal, you hardly hit the ball from Nadal, but Nadal easily hit your balls, how hard he hit the balls! I was sure he
06/14/2006 | 06:54 PM
Dear Roger
It was great to watch you in the final. You played the first set very good but the last three sets you lost to Nadal, you hardly hit the ball from Nadal, but Nadal easily hit your balls, how hard he hit the balls! I was sure he
06/14/2006 | 05:42 PM
Dear Roger,

I'm very glad that you have 21 pages of comments for you. I have read so many wise comments, guess I cannot write something that has already been said.

I just want to say that I have seen so many great players since the 80´s and you are
06/14/2006 | 05:01 PM
Nadal is the King of the Clay but Roger is the King of the Tennis. I have no doubt that your dream will come true in a near future....Grand Slam Holder. Have fun on the grass court.
06/14/2006 | 03:58 PM
Dear Roger,

I'm so sad that you lost. I can't surf the net till now for fear that all the news will hurt me still. sorry but it really hurts a lot. i'm mad at the the lineswoman who called the ball out at 1-0, 40-0 in the second set...its really the pi
06/14/2006 | 03:03 PM
Hi Roger,

even though Rafa won RG, you are really a great tennis player and I really like your playing. wish you good luck at Wimbledon, I am looking forward to it.
everything good to you and your girlfriend because she is from Slovakia as I am.