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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 | 03:34 AM
Wimb..is not the same, it somehow feels weird with out you in the second week...I hope you are resting and gearing up especially emotionally to have an excellent second half.....It is true that age is a factor, but in your case and with your talent that point is not that meaningful at this stage......You still have fuel in the tank....
06/30/2013 | 01:28 AM
This one Roger won in Dubai, 2011, although Sergiy played some great shots - Enjoy_ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjB-Jv-P2pQ
06/30/2013 | 01:02 AM
There will be another Wimbledon for you. And another. And many more titles. I felt very sorry to see your race toward the final cut short so soon. But took pride in your quote - that you plan to play for many more years. We've forgotten the game - yes, it's about the trophy but... it's about life too. Each time you are on the court is a step toward playing the game. A big hug if you're feeling upset! Enjoy the summer. Birthdays coming up soon! To the next championship. You rock. I love you!
06/30/2013 | 12:21 AM
Hi Rog, A great disappontment for you!, and you probably felt that you had been hit by a truck!!!. But hey, you are only human, and as we have said before, you have achieved so much. So just enjoy the break and relax with your family. Looking forward to seeing you play again soon. take care.
06/29/2013 | 11:34 PM
I just now got cheered up after seeing this new Gillette commercial, seeing all old outfits of the maestro reminded me of the great times --


Have a great break maestro and come back fresh. Allez :).
06/29/2013 | 11:11 PM
Do not listen to all the negative idiots, rest up, get a few wins under your belt, and you will be backstronger than ever. You know you are a genius. Tennis needs you more than you need it and your fans are all supporting you sending you good wishes with love. Pauline
06/29/2013 | 11:07 PM
There is really no need for panic. The greatest glory does. Not consist of never falling but in rising when you fall, and no one does this better than the greatestcam
06/29/2013 | 10:58 PM
I wonder if Roger should seriously consider adding some tours to his schedule? Unfortunately after going out of Wimbledon so early he had more time on his hands and is not scheduled to play until Toronto on August 5th. There are two ATP 500 tournaments before then in Hamburg & Washington. He can start to recoup lost points. Warm up for Toronto and work on improving his game. Nothing will give him more confidence than some tournament victories. He really needs to improve over the next 6 months.
06/29/2013 | 10:56 PM
Oh dear Roger
I have no idea where you are. Maybe still at Wimbledon village, since you always have a tight agenda with your sponsors and people you support.
However, your place this and next week should be on court. It's all so weird like it is now!
06/29/2013 | 10:37 PM
Wouldn't it be cool if Rafa and Roger arranged another friendly before the US Open? Maybe for Roger's Foundation?