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Shock defeat in Rome

10.05.2007 | Tennis

Unfortunately, Roger has already dropped out of the Masters-Series tournament in Rome. He lost to Italy’s Filippo Volandri (ATP 53) 6-2, 6-4 in just 78 minutes today.


"I don't know what's wrong. I have to analyze it myself," Roger said. "It was over too soon for me today." These last weeks have been the worst stretch of his career since becoming No. 1 in Feb. 2004. Roger often missed routine baseline shots and his body language conveyed little will to compete. He hit only two winners with his forehand, normally his best shot, and made 44 unforced errors to Volandri's 23.


Roger arrived in Rome more than a week before the tournament started to step up his clay-court training. "I was the first player to arrive. My preparation was perfect," he said. "But let's not forget that Filippo played well today. Give the guy credit."


Our star now has the Hamburg Masters before the clay courts of Roland Garros in Paris. "Of course I've got to sit down and look at what went wrong, but it's not the end of the world? I've now got more time to train for Hamburg," he said.


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05/12/2007 | 04:57 PM
Vamos Roger, solo juega tu juego. Eres un profesional y sabes dejar de lado los problemas, eres uno de los mejores de la historia. Aunque muchos lo nieguen, hoy tu juego es el mejor del circuito. En París tus millones de fans estaremos haciendo fuerza par
05/12/2007 | 04:30 PM
hello roger,
im very much disappointed with the loss, but still your my number one, the best of them all. the tournament in rome is now in the semi-final, i don't like to watch it anymore until it be over becuase there is no roger federer playing in th
05/12/2007 | 04:11 PM
Hey Roger What´s wrong.

Please get yourself back... not exasperate but please try to focus on your game and forget all others commetments; you cannot lost again, if you want to win Roland Garros You have focus and trining so hard. You cannot play like
05/12/2007 | 03:53 PM
Dear Roger

Warmest greetings and love from the U.K. and wishing the very best at Hamburg. C'mon Lion King, sharpen those claws!
05/12/2007 | 03:44 PM

05/12/2007 | 03:40 PM
05/12/2007 | 02:41 PM
its allright bro you can do it in hamburg
05/12/2007 | 02:35 PM
I am huge fan Roger. Every great player at some point must go through a few ups and downs. You are in the middle of a tough stretch. You will pull out of it. All of this could be meaningless if you somehow pull through in Paris, and of course, "your seaso
05/12/2007 | 02:32 PM
Hi Roger, i hope you feel good today . Now Hamburg is coming and i am sure that you can win. In your match againest Volandri, you made a lot of errors but after that you won a game by 4 aces and that was amazing, i just want to tell you that you can mak
05/12/2007 | 01:32 PM
Dear Roger,

I hope that you are not upset excessively by this low performance.

Think positive as you always have a strong mental. With a calm mind you will unravel the reasons. Ask WHY's 5 times, you will find the root cause and solve precisely you