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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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06/29/2013 | 09:11 PM
Since the beginning of this year and every time you lose the fans keep saying "it is just an off day". I wonder how many "off days" can a player like his caliber can have in 6 months.Nadal had "off day" but hey, he reached to 9 finals winning 7 of them (1 grand slam and 3 masters), not reaching only 2 finals winning one of them which was a mouse tournament.We have to admit that he is finished and for the sake of his fans, he should retire.Look at Hewit where is he now & where he was 10 years ago
06/29/2013 | 08:11 PM
Yeah I agree. DelPo skipped FO and trained for the 2nd part of the year. Definitely he has a shot if he plays his A-game on Grass but very tough though... As Tsonga said Djoko and Murray's defense is too good...
06/29/2013 | 08:03 PM
RAMCHARAN

Whole little Britain is convinced that Murray will win Wimbledon dont believe
Haas or Youzny will be able to turn the tide.
The one who can spoil the party if fit will be M.Delpotro.....
06/29/2013 | 07:54 PM
Haas and Youzhny are playing terrific tennis right now and Roger beat them both at Halle. Too unfortunate that Roger let that match slip away being so close to turn it around against Sergey... So Djoko and Murray better watch out next round...
06/29/2013 | 07:47 PM
Great news for Federer and Nadal and the fans. People are talking about Roger and Rafal more than ever after both of them lost games in England. Tennis court seems like empty to talk the rest of the players.

Fans, please don't get upset.for this time. Roger Federer and Rafal Nadal will come back. They need break to consider what is for the next and how to regroup for sure.

Not a bad thing at all.
06/29/2013 | 07:39 PM
Dear Roger,

Wimbledon is so not the same without you. I miss you terribly. No one else *sparkles* on court the way you do. I hope you are relaxing and enjoying your wonderful family and having a wonderful time whatever you are doing. Will you add a tournament before Rogers Cup? I'll be watching for news about that. I can't wait to see you play again! I pray you confidence in abundance and belief in yourself!!! You have many more wins to come!
06/29/2013 | 06:17 PM
Dear Roger, this loss was an unexpected shock to all of us because you are tennis. You've set the bar so high, and last year you gave us once again some amazing tennis. It's pointless speculating about why or how etc. this loss happened, but you say you love to win so I'm sure you'll do everything you can to get back to winning ways.
All best wishes for the rest of the season. Your fans continue to love and support you. Xx
06/29/2013 | 05:42 PM
ADI1008

understand your emotions but be honest is it not Federer's own failure that
he lost this match?? I say yes....
06/29/2013 | 05:37 PM
Boting, I bet that Federer against Stakhovsky on grass, in ten matches, Stakhovsky will not win a set. The score was 162-161. Stakhovsky was so lucky, do you remember that in tiebreak of the 4th set, Stakhovsky had second serve on the line when Federer challenged that? IMO, that incidents happens. Last year was the same with Benneteau and he won the tournament. Regarding the end Federer's era, unfortunately is the end of tennis.
06/29/2013 | 05:32 PM
CECIVONNE:
Don't misunderstand Murray I guess he meant the end of his era only :D and ofcourse Roger's time is still going on :D.