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Out in Wimbledon

26.06.2013 | Tennis, Starseite 3

Roger suffered his earliest defeat at Wimbledon since losing in the first round in 2002 today. He lost his second-round match against Sergej Stakhovsky 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 5-7, 6-7(5).

 

"It's normal that after all of a sudden losing early, having being in Grand Slam quarter-finals 36 times, people feel it's different. But I still have plans to play for many more years to come," Roger said.

 

Roger started well and secured the first set in the tie-break. But Stakhovsky went on to take the second set tie-break to level. Not being able to score a break himself, our champ was broken in set three - enough for his opponent to finally take a lead in sets. Roger fell back another break in the fourth set, but this time he managed to level at 3-3. Unfortunately he did not make the points in the final tie-break, falling back 2-5 and eventually admitting defeat after just three hours of play.

It was Roger's first defeat by a player ranked outside the top 100 since losing to Richard Gasquet (ranked at 101) in Monte Carlo in 2005. He will now fall back to at least number 5 in the world rankings.

 

 
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11/02/2013 | 11:12 PM
Roger, so sorry you did not advance to the final, but you knoe you are the God of tennis' and come London you will be the Champion..... it is all in you, just play your instinctive tennis, as there is no greater sight or strength and power. Much love, see you in London. Love. Pauline xxxxxxxxx
07/17/2013 | 07:10 PM
It was hard day but never mind. The next year will be better!!! So take care and see You soon! GOO ROGER!!! GOO!!!
07/13/2013 | 02:33 PM
I would very much like to see you break McEnroe's singles record, but you can become the most title (doubles and singles) winning person in history if you consider prolonging your career through doubles after singles.
I am selfish in this request as I would like to still watch you play for many years to come, some very less gifted players continued to play doubles into their forties, God has blessed you with good health, please bless us with your presence in doubles after your singles career.
07/13/2013 | 02:28 PM
I still believe you are the most elegant, graceful and efficient player, but you have recently lost some effectiveness. How to get it back?
Mostly you need to be confident, in your health and fitness, in your previous accomplishments and that you are better than any body else out there, if you remember these you will find a way to win. e.g you only lost at Wimbledon 2013 by one point and it was the match point.
Second be patient, third regain effectiveness on service and break point conversion.
07/13/2013 | 02:24 PM
Dearest Roger,
forgive me for this casualness,
I have been an avid fan since I watched you win wimbeldon in 2003, when you lost to Nadal in 2008 I was depressed for two weeks. I dread the day when you will no longer playing tennis, but I hope that you can accept my advice in my second comment.
I have watched and played tennis for 35 years, I have not seen a more elegant and graceful player than you in all of those years.
07/11/2013 | 10:19 PM
Hello Roger,

You made an extraordinary effort to return to number one. I'm sure that you are still recovering. It's great that you plan t continue to play for many more years.

good luck on your next game.

dyuki
07/11/2013 | 06:19 PM
Important comments by BELIEVE1, Roger.

COME ON, CHAMP!
07/09/2013 | 06:33 PM
Murray must say a sincere thanks to Del Porto who worn Roger down in Olymics last year for the longest 3 setters games in histor before facing Roger in final; thanks to Tsonga who worn Roger down in tight 5 setters in AO this year before facing Roger in semi-final; and thanks to Del Porto again who worn Novak down in tight 5 setters in Wimbledon semi final before facing Novak in final.
07/09/2013 | 02:54 AM
If this is the time to just play for the love of the game, win or lose, then fine, keep doing the same old thing, and say so. "I don't care about winning anymore".

If, on the other hand, it pisses you off to see arrogance (Djoke, Murray, Nadal) ranked at the top, and stray big hitters getting opportunities "out of nowhere" against you, CHANGE is necessary.
07/09/2013 | 02:50 AM
Dear Roger, I hope you take a good look at Murray, all cocky and arrogant, much more heavily muscled, with a cheater's racquet, and number 2. I hope you look at all of the bigger, taller guys with muscles and big serves, and cheater's racquets.

Simple physics. To match the competition at this stage, you must match their equipment, and match their physicality. POWER=cheap points. POWER wins, when finesse and artistry, and mobility, are compromised with time.

If you really want another majo
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