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Olympic silver or gold!

03.08.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 2

Roger made his dream for an Olympic medal come true today, winning the longest tennis singles match in Olympic history! He defeated Juan Del Potro 3-6, 7-6, 19-17 after four hours and 26 minutes of play.

Roger and Del Potro showed an incredibly dramatic semi-final today, with Del Potro scoring the a break in the first set to give him the advantage he needed. Roger won the tie-break of the second set, and then things really went wild. Del Potro missed a shot and gave our champ his first service break of the afternoon, after over three hours of play, and the chance to serve for the match at 10-9. But the Argentinian broke back - at love - to stay in the match. Only 16 (!) games later did Roger then earn himself the second chance to close out the match.

Roger will next face the winner of the other semifinal between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic in the quest for an Olympic gold medal on Sunday.

 
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08/05/2012 | 05:34 PM
I'm so sorry... Federer wasn't playing today...The guy who defeated Del Potro was so far today...But..congratulations anyway....Federer is gold in our hearts.
08/05/2012 | 05:33 PM
Roger, I am so sad, you got so far, but nothing much worked for you. Both Delpo and Murray played very well to beat you. So pleased that Delpo got bronze. I have been so convinced over the last years the gold was going to be yours, but never mind , silver is not a failure and is good.
You must be exhausted, have a lovely, restful holiday, good birthday you are our no.1!
08/05/2012 | 05:32 PM
Haha!I like you KENDI:)
Silver sounds good!
Congratulations,Roger!
08/05/2012 | 05:31 PM
KENDI, I AM NOT FEELING WELL !
08/05/2012 | 05:29 PM
"BOTING2016? think that Roger will have his pension !!!Bringing his girls to school
and Mirka making hot chocolat !!" HIHIHHIHIHIHIHIH VERY FUNNY BOTING. I AGREE WITH YOU. KIDS MUST GO TO SCHOOL !
08/05/2012 | 05:28 PM
TUNA4444, I see no's for you. Are YOU feeling well? :D
08/05/2012 | 05:27 PM
is it over, am gutted for him!!
but think even though he wanted gold, silver is still a great achievement!!
n bet the fed didn't wanna see Murray crying agen, lol
08/05/2012 | 05:27 PM
WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT. OLIMPICS IN WIMBLEDON. THIS IS NOT FAIR. MURRAY IS YOUNGER. HE WILL HAVE A CHANCE AND THIS WAS ROGER'S LAST
08/05/2012 | 05:27 PM
On to the US Open Roger..put this one behind you...disappointing for you not to add that Olympic Gold to your CV but we all know you are the best so not the end of the world!...have a good break and recover! Love you forever!
08/05/2012 | 05:27 PM
2016? think that Roger will have his pension !!!Bringing his girls to school
and Mirka making hot chocolat !!
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