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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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07/01/2013 | 08:17 PM
Thanks TONYN I agree with u particularly about Toni Nadal and Lendl I hope Federer finds a way to improve his game . Love to c him come back stronger.
07/01/2013 | 07:56 PM
Roger needs a straight-talking coach the caliber of a Toni Nadal or Ivan Lendl... a coach who can do for Roger what Pierre Paganini has done on the fitness and conditioning side.
07/01/2013 | 07:48 PM
MONAS is right. Annacone is not the right coach. Annacone has been consistently ineffective with Sampras and Roger after they turned 29 years old. Annacone became Roger's coach in late July 2010, just before his 29th birthday (even without a coach, Roger probably would have won at least one slam from these last 12 majors). If Roger is not executing what Annacone tells him, then Paul should do the right thing and resign (but he hasn't).
Agassi's coaches have been much more effective.
07/01/2013 | 07:47 PM
Federer: After age 29 (August 2010), Roger reached only 2 major finals (won 1 title) from 12 major tournaments.

Sampras: After age 29 (August 2000), Pete reached only 3 major finals (won 1 title) from 9 majors.

Agassi: After age 29 (April 1999), Andre reached 8 major finals (won 5 titles) from 24 majors. [Agassi won all 5 titles and reached 7 finals in his first 15 major tournaments after 29 years]
07/01/2013 | 07:37 PM
Djokovic has a tantium racket...
07/01/2013 | 07:18 PM
"At this point, Roger Federer is just too stubborn... He refuses to step up and use modern technology… His ancient tennis racket allows someone like Sergiy Stakhovsky to beat him. It’s from 20 years ago... These guys are blasting balls at him with modern rackets while he stands back there like an 8-track tape player. The fact that he still usually beats them is just testimony to his greatness. But he is giving them an advantage. He needs a modern racket.”
07/01/2013 | 06:01 PM
cont : From now on for me Paul Annacone is'THE SPECIAL ONE"
already won 4 Wimbledon titles together with a great champ named Sampras.
07/01/2013 | 05:59 PM
Let us pretend Roger, Rafa, and Serena not into this game. I would be happier if someone knock over Andy and Nole as well.

There is nothing wrong to watch a new person who stands up to the final.

Old heroes will come back strongly next time for sure.

Folks, please enjoy yourself.
07/01/2013 | 05:58 PM

sorry to say but stop those questions about the coach for Paul Annacone nor
Severin Luthi are coaching Federer they are just for " fine tuning"
It is all on Federer 's plate if he wants to execute what they have figured out !!
07/01/2013 | 05:55 PM
Is Paul the right coach?