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Paris stays a dream

10.06.2007 | Tennis

Roger’s dream of the Grand Slam has once again been destroyed by Rafael Nadal. Our star simply committed too many rrors with Rafa showing a very constant performance: 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6.

 

“I am a little sad about the way I played,” said Roger. “I have not accomplished what I had planned. But this was certainly not the last time I played here, I’ll try again next year.”

 

 Roger beat Nadal in the Hamburg Masters final in May to end the Spaniard's record 81-match winning streak on clay, but he never really looked like winning today. He failed to convert his first 11 breakpoint chances, putting pressure on his own serve by repeatedly allowing Nadal to hold. Nadal saved 16 of 17 break points and broke serve four times in 10 chances. He had only 27 unforced errors to 59 for Roger.

 

Nadal relentlessly probed his opponent's weaker side, sometimes forcing Roger to hit half a dozen backhands in a rally. Roger did have chances to take command at different points in the match - but unfortunately never really succeeded.

 

 

 

 
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06/12/2007 | 08:43 PM
Im unable to come to terms with this loss. People say life goes on. It doesnt. I havent eaten for two days. I mourn your loss. I just cudnt digest the fact that Nadal with his sneer and arrogant court language again looked indifferently at your loss.
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06/12/2007 | 08:25 PM
Hi Roger,
This reminds me of alot of my girlfriends who had trouble getting preggies. They tried and tried and tried and went to every good doctor and clinic in town. Finally, after years of trying, and all the new meds and treatments, they got pregnant
06/12/2007 | 08:20 PM
dear roger
i`m very sorry for you that you have lost again from nadal on roland garros i really thougt that you would be the winner this year
but everbody knows that nadal is the king of roland garros
but next year i believe that you are going to win i
06/12/2007 | 07:20 PM
hey roger..............

wat can i say???????/needless to say i m very upset bout ur loss.but hey, ther's always a next time n i m sure that 2008 french open will be urs.

love apps
06/12/2007 | 06:49 PM
well,as a matter of fact i do think you should have made a lttle more use of those 17 break points you got.when the match started i thought that you will win the french open for the first time.but just hope you get to do it next year.me,your greatest fan
06/12/2007 | 05:19 PM
Roger is now facing what results are saying: on clay courts "best Nadal" is currently stronger than "best Roger".
To change this situation Roger has to add some weapons to his current play.
I STRONGLY SUGGEST ROGER TO INTRODUCE IN HIS PLAY THE OLD FASHI
06/12/2007 | 05:15 PM
you just had not played in federer's way. So reduce the unforced errors and play more aggressively next year,don't worry .we hope u can get the left grand slam all this year.
06/12/2007 | 05:11 PM
Dear Roger,
Don't worry! You tried your best, and things just didn't work out for you. You must be under a lot of pressure. Besides, you have proved to be the best player in the the history of tennis. Atleast to me :). There is always next year!!! Goo
06/12/2007 | 04:49 PM
Dear Roger,
Hope you are feeling less blue as the days pass. You seem to be an exceptionally intelligent and thoughtful young man, wise beyond your years. So I feel you dont need any advice fm any of us--ie you have the maturity to draw your own learnin
06/12/2007 | 04:37 PM
roger...as we share ur victories, we also share ur pain..deeply..there's always nxt yr..and we'll here to celebrate it with u