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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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07/13/2010 | 05:52 AM
Dear Roger,
Win or lose, you are still the greatest player of all time. Although this loss broke your record of consecutive semis, you kept the record. You can break Connors' record of most overall semis (31 semis). Go for it, and don't stop. All of your
06/11/2010 | 08:00 PM
Close this stupid topic. Roger is in Halle and lot of good new from Halle
06/11/2010 | 04:53 PM
***LynneDailey***
Great post...Thank you
My feelings exactly!!!

Roger has slowed down some
But he will be back
He is on a roll again
He will break more records
He will exult in triumph and glory
He will always be our splendid hero
May the Gods
06/11/2010 | 10:09 AM
federer ?????
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06/10/2010 | 07:17 PM
What to do? Some days you win some days you lose. Most days you've won so I suppose...

Roger can still break the record for most weeks at number one. He's already got the record for most consecutive weeks at no. 1 so all he has to do is get back to bei
06/10/2010 | 10:41 AM
Very well said LYnneDanley. Yes Roger we will be with you always! good luck and stay healthy:-)
06/10/2010 | 07:09 AM
LynneDanley(p.55) - Lovely

Yukimi
06/09/2010 | 10:26 PM
Roger
Fue un mal dia en paris pero queda mucho por hacer, suerte en Londres y siempre te apoyamos.
06/09/2010 | 06:59 PM
A tomarlo con calma!! el uno regresara!! Roger es demasiado bueno como para no batir ese record!!...adelante Roger ...Sigues siendo el Numero uno de toda la historia!
06/09/2010 | 01:42 PM
It is so sad for Roger not to break the record of Peter. I guess the lung infection is the main reason. Since Australian Open, Roger's momentum seem to have gone as he was out in early rounds of most of the matches until Madrid, as a result of which many
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