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Roger and Stan out

01.08.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 3

Roger and Stan were not able to defend their title in the doubles of the Olympics in London. They were defeated by Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram of Israel 6-1, 6-7(5), 3-6 today.

"I thought we played an excellent first set. Conditions were tough. They were breezy, a lot of shadow on the courts. But that didn't disrupt our great playing," Roger said. "It was a pity we couldn't create a few more, maybe, opportunities throughout the second set. But obviously they found a bit of a way to get back into the match. They definitely played better once sort of the shadow went, all the flags, all the spectator shadows were gone. It was more clean tennis."

Roger and Stan had a brilliant start, breaking their opponents three times in the opening set. But things suddenly turned in the tie-break of the second set, which Erlich/Ram finally took 7-5. Our Swiss team was broken once in the deciding set - enough for the Israelis to hold and thus secure their victory.

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08/02/2012 | 12:54 AM
☆Was a Excellent day despite the loss in double. The adverse weather was boring. Your their games are so beautiful and amazing!!! As a great champion you know how to take care and relax for the next. Have a good night's rest!!!☆

08/02/2012 | 12:49 AM
It was a great effort, sorry it was not rewarded. The weather didn't help ! but you have your golds from Beijing . Channel your time and energy in your quest for the single, Roger ! Best wishes Stan ! Love you both !
08/02/2012 | 12:10 AM
Good job, good effort!
08/02/2012 | 12:01 AM
A little shame but so much postponig and playing two matches (almost in a row) per day due to rain is annoying.

Now you can focus on your singles!
08/01/2012 | 11:57 PM
Sorry it wasn't to be this time - but, as Pippie said, can't take away the memories - and you and Stan will always have that Gold medal. Take care, xxxxx
08/01/2012 | 11:55 PM
I think this is good because you need to save energy for single.
Good luck for next match.
Best of wishes Anta.
08/01/2012 | 11:03 PM
SORRY GUYS, memories of 4 years ago still linger. Hilarious antics after you won on the court. Still love watching that on youtube. Oh well. Sorry as well that Bravo didn't show it. You'll always have your GOLDS from last time. LOVE YAS Now GO BRYANS!
08/01/2012 | 10:53 PM
Sorry you lost the doubles, Rog and Stan. Bravo channel did not cover it . All they showed were the Williams sisters, Sharapova and Murray, and a few seconds here and there around the courts, and announced you lost.
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