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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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06/13/2007 | 08:08 PM
No sweat Roger..U tried .It hurt me lot bt time 2 move on..Congrats on making ur 8th consecutive final..Keep it up..Nxt time it has 2 happen...
06/13/2007 | 06:43 PM
Why such injustice takes place to be??? Why any little boy from the very beginning does not know defeat on " Roland Garros ", and the one who, really, greatest of the greatest, the one who has broken already all records, all time loses for this tournament
06/13/2007 | 06:07 PM
Roger, it will happen !!!!!! Have a chat with Martina Navratilova, she was able to take down "The Queen of Clay" Chris Evert on her best surface. Don't let it become an obsession like Lendl at Wimbledon. Still love you !!!!!
06/13/2007 | 06:06 PM
You're still the best Roger!
06/13/2007 | 05:00 PM
Roger's dream will be real one day
hope our Roger dream, too, will be real one day and we can see him without tvs..

until then, you'll be our most beautiful dream Roger
as you are since we first saw you
good to know that you're a real dream
thanks
06/13/2007 | 04:03 PM
Roger's dream will be real one day
hope our Roger dream, too, will be real one day and we can see him without tvs..

until then, you'll be our most beautiful dream Roger
as you are since we first saw you
good to know that you're a real dream
thanks
06/13/2007 | 04:00 PM
Dear Roger!

You played very well and the game was amazing.Do not worry for the result.you are our No.1 and also wimblendon is waiting for you
we will always be with you.
Go Roger go!!!!
06/13/2007 | 02:38 PM
i still love you
xxx
06/13/2007 | 01:09 PM
Hi dear roger,
I'm writing so late cpz i still have recovered a little from the state of shock only now. But i know you will win it sometime, roger......u r a gr8 champion. In the 4th set, when u were down a break, my tv screen was a little blurred. Onl
06/13/2007 | 12:44 PM
My dearest Champion,

I dont write earlier bcoz i dnt know what to say. I was frustated on ur defeat by nadal but...u must been even frustated becoz it is u that is there on the court! I believe u know urself better...n all ur achievement so far is a pr