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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 | 05:02 PM
He was missing lines too on Friday but it was very gusty then ..... My heart is breaking. I have turned the TV off and going out instead ..... Those who are watching still give him a big cheer and a "come on Roger"

His only consolation will be that his pal Del Potro has won bronze against Djokovic.
08/05/2012 | 05:02 PM
ITS ALL OVER DEAR ROGER CONGRATULATIONS SILVER IS SILVER
GOLD IS GOLD
08/05/2012 | 05:00 PM
4:2 for Murray after his serve.
08/05/2012 | 04:57 PM
He cant be so tired. This is humiliation. I dont know how will Roger recover after this.
08/05/2012 | 04:57 PM
OLYMPIC CROWN IS NOT FOR YOU DEAR ROGER LIVE WITH IT
AND HAVE A NICE HOLLIDAY !!
08/05/2012 | 04:57 PM
Murray breaks! It's 3-2 now and Roger has faded away. Too bad for a champion to fall like this, at Wimbledon. He is not even making any efforts at all. Very hard to watch. Couldn't even win a set.
08/05/2012 | 04:56 PM
2 breakpoints for Murray, he realize the first chance and 3:2 for Murray after Roger's serve.
08/05/2012 | 04:55 PM
Ok maybe I'm naive...whatever.I believe in Roger!
08/05/2012 | 04:52 PM
2:2 after Murray's serve.
08/05/2012 | 04:52 PM
The first game of the match was crucial. He cant break and now he fears. On the other side Murray is flying.