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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 | 05:08 PM
5:3 for Murray after his serve.
08/05/2012 | 05:08 PM
Kendi, are you feeling well ? You are the biggest optimist on the planet.
08/05/2012 | 05:07 PM
Roger is a class act all round. He takes his wife on a luxury cruise around Sardinia after Wimbledon. What does Murray do? Stays in the UK in the rain. No wonder he is "peely wally" ..... and has a horrible stance in my opinion to boot.
08/05/2012 | 05:07 PM
BOTING and bronze is bronze
08/05/2012 | 05:06 PM
Well Roger never showed up today I'm not going to slam him because he got a silver so its not hopeless. But today he showed no effort what so ever. Playing for his country does not seem to interest him in the slightest which is very odd.
08/05/2012 | 05:05 PM
Roger Federer can STILL win this! If he plays the way that he can it's GOLD! :D
08/05/2012 | 05:04 PM
2 break points for Murray, he couldn't break, 4:3 for Murray after Roger's serve.
08/05/2012 | 05:04 PM
UKGAL82-Thank you!
08/05/2012 | 05:02 PM
It hurts-truly...
08/05/2012 | 05:02 PM
switched off for 2nd time can't watch Murray get revenge for his wimbledon trouncing!
wotever happens fed will still b GOAT and don't think Murray can ever beat that!!