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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 | 04:33 PM
Sabine Lisicki beat the defending Champion Serena Williams. That's the 3rd straight time Lisicki ousted the reigning French Open champion (Li Na in 2011, Sharapova in 2012 and now Serena)... I knew she's the only one to match Serena's serve and power... and she did it. Impressive!
07/01/2013 | 03:35 PM
Roger,

I was in Milan (I live in Florida) and could not believe what happened.

But I'm confident you will get your 8th Wimbledon in 2014 or 2015.
Believe in yourself as you always do. It's a long 12 months but I will wait.

Love forever,
takeko
07/01/2013 | 03:03 PM
Federer's last Grand Slam tournaments in 2002, was eliminated.He did not even have time youtube.This is a great success, even. :)
07/01/2013 | 02:56 PM
Roger nowadays hv problem beating younger player jerzy janovitz, Ernest cubis, Bernard tomic, miloas roanic, Juan Martin potro
07/01/2013 | 02:49 PM
@SHIV08SPYDER! WOW!!!!!
07/01/2013 | 02:39 PM
Ipek has just won the match. Magical Monday!
07/01/2013 | 02:01 PM
Ipek has just won the first set. :-)
07/01/2013 | 01:52 PM
Hey Roger,
All world is waiting for your return. Everyone falls, it doesn't matters, the thing that matters is how you rise from that fall. I have known you since 2003 and there were times when many wrote you off but every time you returned strongly and set new bars. We believe in you. All the very best for North America Swing.
07/01/2013 | 01:38 PM
Dear Roger,
It was real privileged to watch you last week. It was a little bump and we as a children used to fall many times. But we get up and walk and even we run faster than before. That is what you should be doing in US OPEN. I an confident you can win again and agin and again.... I Pray and hopeful for you get the confident back. Don't JUST DO IT. Do with the confident. You can do it. I pray that you will have all the courage and confident when you come to US Open.
God bless you
Vi
07/01/2013 | 01:27 PM
Good analogy SHIV08SPYDER!