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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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06/17/2007 | 08:56 PM
Nadal is one of the best clay court players of all time.
No shame in losing to him on clay at Roland Garros.

I still believe that you are one of the top five or ten players now playing on the tour.
Certainly, over the last decade or so, you would h
06/17/2007 | 08:06 AM
Nadal is the best player to ever play on the tour and he can easily demolish Federer in any match from now on.
06/17/2007 | 06:00 AM
Dear Roger,,,

I wanna tell you that you simply are the best tenist payer around the world. Go on!!!!
The next year you will win Roland Garros. don't worry.

You are the number 1!!!!!!!!!!!!

Never change!

Best wishes

06/17/2007 | 05:21 AM
I almost cried when you did not make it to Roland Garros this year. I could see it through your eyes that you were upset. I know how you worked hard to get the taste of French Open victory. But then again, your good heart and being an inspiration to many
06/17/2007 | 01:42 AM
the Federer Camp feels your pain but, from great pain comes great wisdom
06/17/2007 | 12:43 AM
We love you anyway!!!!!!
You're always #1!

All the love, champion, and victories ahead! ^__^

***to tell the truth i was so hyperemotional watching the final, that i burst into tears at the end of the match... That's never happened before!***
06/16/2007 | 03:23 PM
don't worry roger!!! we always love you
her zaman seninleyim,seni çok seviyorum.
06/16/2007 | 03:14 PM
You are a terrific champion!!!

Can't wait to see what other great things u can achieve...!
06/16/2007 | 02:51 PM
In life we will not always win or things will go as we have planned. The same holds true in sport, any sport, in fact life and sports are really similar... But as it is in life, when things does not go as we have planned, when days comes that we do not wi
06/16/2007 | 02:47 AM
hope and think that you are free from all question, all precipitation, not because it's too early morning and you sleep, but because you are freedom!

Liber Roger !

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