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Roger out in second round

17.08.2006 | Tennis

Roger's winning streak in North America ended yesterday when he was defeated in the second round in Cincinnati by Britain's Andy Murray 7-5, 6-4. It was Roger's earliest tournament exit in two years.

 

Roger had reached the final of 17 consecutive tournaments, a streak that began in June 2005. He fell one shy of matching the Open-era record of 18 straight set by Ivan Lendl in 1981-82.

 

“The streaks? I don’t care about those now that they’re over,” Roger said, not having lost in straight sets in 194 matches. “It’s going to be a relief for everybody, and now we can move on.” Roger's last loss in North America came at this same Masters Series tournament, to Dominik Hrbaty in the first round on Aug. 3, 2004.

 

Roger is now 62-5 this year. His other losses came against Rafael Nadal. He was 85-2 on hard courts over the last two years heading into the match.

 

Murray, from Scotland, reached the semifinals in Toronto, and he was ranked a career-best 21st entering this tournament. “I know Federer didn’t play his best match, but how many guys beat him when he’s playing badly anyway?” Murray said, adding, “I didn’t know how to react at the end, because I definitely was not planning on winning the match.”

 
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08/22/2006 | 10:04 PM
Dear Roger,
this is my first letter.:)
I'm happy to see you on the court!
You are the best!
Best regard,VIKTOR
08/22/2006 | 09:08 PM
DEAR AMERICAN ROGER FEDERER FANS.. HOW DARE YOU!! HOW DARE U CHEER 4 FEDERER WHEN GREAT PLAYERS SUCH AS JAMES BLAKE, ANDY RODDICK AND ANDRE AGASSI STILL EXIST!!!???
08/22/2006 | 09:01 PM
HAHA! Well, Roger.. Looks like you're gonna have 2 " RAISE THE BAR " 4 the US Open.. Who knows.. Andy Murray might as well be in your half of the draw.. GOD BLESS ANDY RODDICK-2006 CINCY CHAMP.!!!
08/22/2006 | 08:00 PM
Hi sadhana,

thank you for that i really must sound stupid when i ask these questions but i just couldn't work out why but now i know so thank you.

Glad you like my letters. Your letters are always so well written i wish i could explain myself as wel
08/22/2006 | 04:03 PM
Dear roger,
your lost to andy should not depress you.work on what you need to improve and the rest of your tournament will be yours.we love you in nigeria
08/22/2006 | 03:32 PM
Hi Rogi...

You have so powerful rivals in this US OPEN. Especially Roddick is not like his past.
Also you know Murray.
Nadal, Blake...
Please take care.
Your fans really trust you,
TRUST YOU, TOO!...
PLEASE :)
08/22/2006 | 12:52 PM
You're right- streaks don't really matter.
08/22/2006 | 11:14 AM
Dearest ROGER,
life is a journey and it has different phases-good and bad.So, i think that you shoudn't be disheartened b'coz it's a part of a game.no matter if you are defeated.Your's was a very hectic schedueand you was a bit tired too.So,
C'MON Feder
08/22/2006 | 10:28 AM
Roger don't let it bring you down, No one is perfect! Just get some rest and reflect on how you played the tournament to try and improve your game for the US open. Remember that everyone supports you 110% and that we will follow you no matter what. Love E
08/22/2006 | 06:30 AM
cheer cherr u . whatever u be ^_^
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