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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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06/30/2013 | 06:06 PM
Chrispk

Just pretending he never competed this year.
06/30/2013 | 04:51 PM
Sunday now and I'm still not used to the idea of you being out of Wimbledon. But, great champions experience inspiring losses. I really admired your press conference, so cool and self-conscious. Hope to see you back on court very soon!
06/30/2013 | 04:04 PM
FANCYFREE AND TNC, Roger will slip down to 5 if Berdych doesn't do too well. If Brdych goes on to reach wimbledon final, roger will slip down to 6.
06/30/2013 | 04:02 PM
FANCYFREE AND TNC
06/30/2013 | 03:58 PM
i just watched the Dubai 2012 final.one of the commentator said “he (Roger) may not be your favorite player, he cannot understand why people don”t like him (Roger)”. i can think one word “jealous“ . That is why J Mcenore and some retired players write off Roger!
for. guys who keep on telling Roger to retire after losing matches. if you don”t like to watch him any more ,just stop watching him. Go to Rafa and Novak website to support them. Don' t waste your time and our time here
06/30/2013 | 03:09 PM
SURAQVABRI... I am sure Roger will play for years ahead. 2013 is the beginning of his career's leg 2 since he just got the exemption from ATP. Just give him sometime to reorganize.
06/30/2013 | 01:48 PM
MR.THE

a little too late for Federer if he would do that he will distroy his whole body
besides the skills of tennis do not only depends on big bodies with muscles like
the Hulk lol.
06/30/2013 | 12:48 PM
I think you should increase your phisical strength, your HAND need more strong, you should take part in WEIGHTLIFTING, I did and I fell my force and accuracy increase significantly. When your hand more strong that mean the more accuracy you have.
Some player do that very good such as David Ferrer, Novak, Tsonga ...
06/30/2013 | 12:24 PM
Queen’s club R2, Eastrbourne Q3. And you know the rest of story....
06/30/2013 | 12:23 PM
Look at these interesting facts about Fed Conquerors: Julien Benetteau: Brisbane R1, Sydney S, AO R3, Montpellier Q, Rotterdam F, Marseille R2, Indian wells R2, Miami R2, Monte carlo R2, Portugal R1, Madrid R1, Rome R2, RG R3, Queen’s club R2, Eastbourne R2, Wimb R2. Kei Nishikori: Bribane S, AO R4, Indina wells R3, Miami R4, Barcelona R3, Madrid Q, Rome R2, RG R4, Halle R2, Wimb R3. Sergiy Stakhovsky AO R1, Indian wells Qualifying R2, Miami Q1, Monte carlo Q2, Madrid Q2, RG R1,