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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 | 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.
08/05/2012 | 04:52 PM
Does anybody still thinks Roger will win this match after losing 2 sets? I am very apprehensive about this match. Roger cannot win 3 sets now that Andy is playing much better than him. I do not see the possibility, so Roger will have to settle for silver. Too bad eh!
08/05/2012 | 04:51 PM
Just take a set please. Just make this a match.
08/05/2012 | 04:49 PM
2:1 for Roger after his serve in the 3 set.
08/05/2012 | 04:49 PM
the way roger began 3rd set...it belongs to him..he can win :D
08/05/2012 | 04:48 PM
Too easy for Murray in the first two sets. It will be the a miracle if Roger wins this match, and Murray will be the biggest loser on earth.
08/05/2012 | 04:47 PM
*couldn't -sorry for mistake;)
08/05/2012 | 04:47 PM
1:1 after Murray's serve.
08/05/2012 | 04:46 PM
We are all surprised but hoping also...Say whatever you want I just can't say a bad word about Roger Federer.I couldn,t stand those bad things which were written by some of persons here.He is my hero and my Champ forever!!