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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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07/01/2013 | 07:19 AM
No Roger, no tennis audience!!! For those who takes pleasure in bashing Roger just because he lost in round 2 needs to think again : Exactly what are you and the rest of us world are going to do when Roger does finally bids us good-bye?
Win or lose, Roger commands an audience. He exudes class, character and most of all, he brings inspiration to people's lives. All the best to you Roger - you will be forever carved in my heart !
07/01/2013 | 05:31 AM
As usual after Roger’s losses, tennis writers jump to bury Federer.
One of these opportunistic sportswriters is Sports Illustrated's S.L. Price: "Skills in decline, Federer maintains his hold over the masses". Read the comments, especially those of Michael9.
http://tinyurl.com/kaye3kc

Jakob Hlasek: "I find it a pity that journalists always repeat it’s the end of an era if Federer loses... in each of his defeats, I am bombarded with interview requests. But if he wins, no one asks for it.
07/01/2013 | 05:23 AM
FANCYFREE: Sorry, but your Daily Express news article that bashes Federer wasn't much food for thought. That 75-year old senile tennis writer thinks that, after Wimbledon, Roger "looks ahead to the clay court season and the US Open" (it's the hardcourt season, duh) and has only "£60million fortune in the bank" (more like £400 million). This arrogant tennis writer thinks he can read Federer's mind to see the hurt. He can't. so why believe him?
You should write a comment to challenge that author
07/01/2013 | 04:55 AM
Interview with Federer's fitness coach Pierre Paganini on the eve of the 2011 French Open: Why age is no barrier to Federer
http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng//Specials/Roger_Federer/Analysis/Why_age_is_no_barrier_for_Roger_Federer.html?cid=30280846

Interview with Paganini, which was done in May 2012 (six weeks later Federer won Wimbledon)
http://tinyurl.com/ngk9gsx
http://tinyurl.com/p658mlp
07/01/2013 | 02:50 AM
Hello Roger, I hope you and your family are well...
Sinceramente, no puedo creer lo de Wimbledon. No tengo interés de ver ese torneo sin tu presencia. Se extraña, algo anda pasando contigo.....no sé que será, pero a veces pienso que Anaconne no es lo mejor para tí.....ya sé que tienes que adaptar tu juego al tenis actual.....pero es que cada vez es más dificil y ....no obtienes logros, al menos este año.....verte caer en Wimbledon fue horrible. Espero que reveas lo sucedido. Con cariño
07/01/2013 | 01:57 AM
all great champions slip. roger's been top 3 for 10 yrs. half that time at #1. that is beyond remarkable. now it's up to him whether he comes back or slips more. he will probably be #5 after SW19 and maybe 6-8 after cincy. loses 450 oly and 1000 cincy. it depends on him and how the others do. is desire there for the amount of work it will take to return? we don't know. we saw what he did in 2012 when he wanted #1. will be fascinating to watch him after he reevaluates 2013. hope he rises.
07/01/2013 | 12:42 AM
**FANCYFREE** he loses 1 match after the big upset. before the big upset this yr he lost to #'s 346, 132, 43, 110, 49, 122, 20, 144, 67 and others. i didn't say stak wasn't good. his losses and his 116 ranking says exactly what he is. maybe the win creates a very new and improved stak. until then enjoy the win and show some class while enjoying it. but i'm sure he will talk again.
07/01/2013 | 12:36 AM
SURELY SAD... BUT IT WAS REALLY A GOOD MATCH.. HOWEVER SERGY COULD NOT HOLD UP TO HIS LEVEL INHIS NEXT MATCH..... ROGER TENNIS WILL NOT BE THE SAME WITHOUT YOU... GLAD YOU ARE AWARE OF IT... GOOD LUCK FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON

RAMZI
07/01/2013 | 12:05 AM
Hello Roger,

I hope you are fine. My heart acke still. But it's life, it can happen.
As you say and do, working hard and coming back stronger. I believe 200% in you.
You will lift the trophy of All England Lawn Tennis club again!
Take a rest with your family first.

Thank you always for your positive mindset, which is the key of your succes!!!
That encourage me to stay positive in my life.

Lots of love and respect for you,
Miwa
06/30/2013 | 10:41 PM
My dear Roger. I am your #1 fan. (well maybe along with the other millions) I hardly know what to say, but my heart aches watching Wimbledon without you. Every day I want to see you, but you are not there. I know many forget that you you have far more obligations than anyone, and that takes a toll also. I pray you find the inner strength and confidence in yourself again and will come back & finish the rest of the year strong. I believe in you 100% and so do all your fans. Much love to you.