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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 | 04:49 PM
Definitely not the same Wimbledon without Roger!
Its interesting... but the passion and the style and elegance are not there anymore.
Besides Murray's comment is so offensive: the end of an era ...
Doen't have a clue! He hasn't even begin achieving what RF has !
Time will come when he will have to swallow those words!
06/29/2013 | 04:08 PM
So fairly recently. Thanks JIMMYGEORGEM
06/29/2013 | 03:58 PM
Roger I am missing your presence at Wimby so much, it's just not the same. You have spoilt us in the past with your brilliance. As for Murray's comment about the Federer era being over, HOW DARE HE!! I always try to avoid making negative comments about other players, but this time I can't help myself. He is the one player I just cannot take to. I hope you come back strong and teach him a lesson.
06/29/2013 | 03:39 PM
Boring boring boring boring boring, the worst tour at all. Really roger gives a flavor for every event. Miss you and hope to see you soon
06/29/2013 | 03:35 PM
Dear Roger,

I think positively and I believe with this loss, you will be more motivated to be stronger in the future. This is the perseverance of champions.

That which does not kill us, makes us stronger
Friedrich Nietzsche

Best regards from Montreal!
06/29/2013 | 03:17 PM

Murray is not too young. He is 26 now. Him and Nole may enjoy couple of years of dominance with stiff competition from Delpo, Dimotrov, Janowicz... But I can see many Djoko-Murray finals for next couple of years with occasional appearances of Fed-Nadal (may not be the same final though)...
06/29/2013 | 03:00 PM
Hi Roger so sorry for your loss but I see it as just a blip and hope you do too! You played a guy who played out of his skin and this can happen in Slams. And then he lost his next match Meltzer. Also there were 3 tiebreaks that you faced and these are very difficult to get right in each one. In the last one you were very close to getting on even terms and then you could have taken a fifth set. But the tiebreaks have such fine margins.

Good luck in the US - you can do it!

best wishes
06/29/2013 | 02:43 PM
Fancyfree, do u think that Roger can't survive in coming years..? but i strongly believe in his quality, ability and talent...He can come out with strong performances....Murray is too young and can do wonders ...
06/29/2013 | 02:41 PM
2011 Dubai U.A.E. Hard court , Federer beat sergiy stakhovsky.Score is
6-3, 6-4
06/29/2013 | 02:22 PM
Dear Roger, Please donate your valuable contribution to Uttarakhand flood happened in India few days back and lost thousands of people ....I know u always do contribution to these kind of incidents..But as a true fan of Roger i request you to consider my request and help those who are needed help badly....