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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 | 07:30 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 | 07:30 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 | 04:58 AM
If you decide to retire, tennis is nothing. So pls keep yr passion in tennis, we believe you can achieve more great trophy althought you are greatest one.
07/02/2013 | 04:35 AM
this very strange wimby keeps getting stranger. now with serena out the others have a chance to make a big splash. roger losing before the QFs was just the law of averages coming to through. the streak was going to end eventually. 9 yrs for a QF streak is an unbelievable stat. 9 yrs to do anything is amazing. just makes it fascinating to see what he does the rest of the yr. if he doesn't do any better, his career is still the best ever. he is still the best player ever.
07/02/2013 | 04:26 AM
**RAMCHARAN** i agree with you. those guys will dominate for the next few years. delpo should be right there if he can stay injury free. he has a problem staying healthy. nadal is in that age group. it depends on his knees. janowicz is good. dimitrov needs to improve his mental and physical conditioning and he could maybe do something. tomic with dedication should be good. roger will be in and out depending on how much he wants to work at a specific goal. he like to set goals. we'll see.
07/02/2013 | 03:07 AM
serena lost today is anyone jumping off her band wagon I have faith in our 17 grand slam champ and will always support. ten years of greatness deserves that from his fans. how ever roger please try a modern racket. give yourself the best chance. your not the biggest strongest guy on court. all the best
07/02/2013 | 03:07 AM
serena lost today is anyone jumping off her band wagon I have faith in our 17 grand slam champ and will always support. ten years of greatness deserves that from his fans. how ever roger please try a modern racket. give yourself the best chance. your not the biggest strongest guy on court. all the best
07/02/2013 | 01:05 AM
Roger, you have been consistent for so long, now you have a early exit, it is normal. I truly believe you will bounce back and grab your 18th GS shortly. Love you.
07/02/2013 | 01:04 AM
And Roger, I agree with 1FED1 & SHIV08SPYDER. Wimbledon without you is just not the same.
07/02/2013 | 12:53 AM
That seems like an obituary! A little premature!