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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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07/02/2013 | 02:24 PM
Ipek has just won the match. :-)
07/02/2013 | 01:46 PM
Ipek has just won the first set. :-)
07/02/2013 | 01:13 PM
Roger, You're the best tennis player.You always did the best.But sometimes things do not work out.Nevertheless, we always got your back Roger lovers :) :) :)
07/02/2013 | 01:13 PM
Roger, You're the best tennis player.You always did the best.But sometimes things do not work out.Nevertheless, we always got your back Roger lovers :) :) :)
07/02/2013 | 11:45 AM
Hey Roger, now you've got a whole month to prepare yourself and train. Maby also experiment a little, come up with new tactics and maby learn a few new tricks in the bag. I've watched every match that you've played since 2008 and the matches that i couldn't watch in school i listned to. No matter if your number 1000 or 1 you will always be my idol and the guy that taought me that tennis was the best thing in life.
07/02/2013 | 10:57 AM
TWINFED Serena had won 38 consecutive matches prior to yesterday's loss so you cannot compare her with Roger, alas.
07/02/2013 | 10:18 AM
Hey Champ,

I hope you are taking a rest and train for future tournaments. It is hard watching Wimbledon without you in it. But I'm glad to hear that you still have plans to play many more years. Watching you playing is one of the most exciting things and one of the most anxious things that I do in my life, hahhaha...

Good luck for future, champ. No matter what, will always be your fan.
07/02/2013 | 08:30 AM
Today is a very important day because Ipek Soylu (TUR) vs Katherine Ip (HKG) match on court 9. Good luck for second-round match. She is my sunsine.
07/02/2013 | 07:31 AM
Hey Roger!! I believe that you have to put more effort in this kind of tournaments stop thinking about the future and giving your best in each game. I really believe that you are able to win the US Open so keep fighting and train a lot in order to obtain better results.
07/02/2013 | 07:31 AM
Hey Roger!! I believe that you have to put more effort in this kind of tournaments stop thinking about the future and giving your best in each game. I really believe that you are able to win the US Open so keep fighting and train a lot in order to obtain better results.