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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 | 05:18 PM
Roger - congrat for the silver! You are world no. 1 - Murray never will be no.1 - YOU ARE THE VERY-VERY BEST!!!! GO AHEAD KING ROGER!!!!!
08/05/2012 | 05:18 PM
lMy heart just broke into a million pieces.
08/05/2012 | 05:16 PM
Easy like a first round of a grand slam. Really dissapointed
08/05/2012 | 05:14 PM
NOOOO!!!!!!
08/05/2012 | 05:14 PM
6:2, 6:1, 6:4 - really easy win for Murray, silver for Roger, it's so sad.
08/05/2012 | 05:12 PM
He is not exhausted. How then Delpo beat Djokovic ?
08/05/2012 | 05:12 PM
Brazil I think people living there are so optimistic-I like it!:)
Go Roooger!!!!For Switzerland!!
08/05/2012 | 05:12 PM
DEAR FELLOWS GS AND OLYMPICS ARE ALL DIFFERENT STUFFS
MURRAY WILL NEVER WIN A GS TAKE THAT FOR GRANTED LOL
08/05/2012 | 05:11 PM
I take issue with you ROGFEDFAN1991. Yes he didn't play well but he was obviously exhausted after the semi final against Del Portro and indicated this ..... by announcing here he would be pulling out of Canada ..... silly! Murray could have read this .....
08/05/2012 | 05:10 PM
5:4 fpr Murray, Roger holds his serve.