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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 | 04:25 PM
Dear Roger

Your game at the French Open Final reminded me that we need to reinvent ourselves at time. It's like a bottleneck and innovation and creativity need to be introduced. This also applies to our work, at least for me that sometimes I feel exa
06/12/2007 | 04:10 PM
Dear Roger. don`t worry, next year will be other opportunity.
always your fan, you are the number 1.
All the best . take care of yourself.
glorita
06/12/2007 | 04:10 PM
Ohhhh, poor Roger fans, your idol has been knocked out once again, ohhh shit.... This freacking Nadal!!!

The thing is very simple folks, Roger is the most talented player in history, his talent can not be taught, it's natural, genetic... Of course he
06/12/2007 | 03:44 PM
Dear Roger,
I am one of your loyal fans in China. When you lost the game, my girlfriend and I were tearful. We all wished you win the cup at Roland Garros. However, there will be many chances in Paris waiting for you in the future.
Believe yourself. You
06/12/2007 | 03:43 PM
Dear roger,
To many, clay is not your favorite surface, to me you can dominate your opponent in any surface including Nadal. You have proved it in the past (by reaching to last 2 finals and by not giving a game in the last set of the Hamburg final). I st
06/12/2007 | 03:41 PM
It was a matter of capitalizing on 1 out of 11 break points in the first set, and the match would have been yours. You know it. You had 11 break points before Nadal had one, you are much better then him even on clay. I cant wait to watch you demolish eve
06/12/2007 | 03:14 PM
Here is my assessment of your loss


You did more than what is required....

I felt very happy with your game plan....

You gave the points and took the points...

What i feel now is you are now 100 sure to beat Nadal or anybody else on clay ...b
06/12/2007 | 03:05 PM
It's a pity!! I don't know why, but it seems that you are different in RG, you seem worry of something that obstructs your perfect and fluent play! However you're the best!!! Now relax...Remember that I'll always be by your side!!!...be strong in who you
06/12/2007 | 03:00 PM
it will be another long wait 4 me 2 c u play again in french open.i just hope dat u can still make it 2 d finals.gudluck!
06/12/2007 | 02:56 PM
Roger you are the greatest tennis player i have seen playing
Dont worry about french open i know you will get it one day
our best wishes are with you
you are the best to judge but still go for a clay court specialist coach
and try to be more expre