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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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06/16/2007 | 02:35 AM
Thanks for your dreams Roger and for eveything you realized !
We are all waiting for your good news, we love you Roger !
Best wishes always

06/16/2007 | 02:26 AM
Querido Roger: No había visto nada relacionado con el tenis desde la final en Paris. Hoy se que vienen tiempos mejores para ti. me da mucha tristeza por todo el esfuerzo que has hecho para ganar este torneo, pero tu ERES GRANDE! Se que debes estar muy tri
06/15/2007 | 11:35 PM
roger,
For five minutes I hated you while in Roland Garros!

Lila
06/15/2007 | 06:46 PM
Hi Roger,
Commiserations on your loss to Nadal. A very disappointing day for you mate!
I'm very glad neither of my son's decided to persue a career in tennis, I would be a bundle of nerves every time they played. I think maybe your mum comes from stern
06/15/2007 | 03:14 PM
Don't worry........there is always a next time......
you're number one and we will always love,respect and admire you..........gooooooooo ROGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
06/15/2007 | 02:50 PM
Dear Roger.

im so sad bout that cuz i got 2know ur disapointed bout the result.u need the winning.
bt as one of ur fans,i just wanna u to be happy insteda of sadness.
im not good at Eng,bt i just wanna say,i skip my math exam to watch the Paris final
06/15/2007 | 02:53 AM
hi rog, dont let this bother you. i know thats obviously harder said than done. but we all, i mean all the tennis experts know that you will end up being the GREATEST to ever play this game. To many, you already ARE the greatest ever. You are blessed wit
06/15/2007 | 12:27 AM
dear Roger … I write few days after France open had gone, it was sad really to you and all your fans to loose and it seems clearly it wasn't impossible to win, simply because you were the best without partiality but you lost your concentration after long
06/14/2007 | 06:51 PM
I wish you would attack the net more against Rafa. As brilliant as you are, no one can stay and exhange groundstrokes with Nadal and win. I wish you would be aggresive from the first point on, chip and charge and bring Rafa into the net where he is uncomf
06/14/2007 | 04:48 PM
Hi,
It took me a few days to digest this. This is the first time since sunday I read or see news about the final. But now I see things differently: It's been a hard spring and the road to here had many bumps (the lost in Monte Carlo, the defeat agaisnt V