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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 | 11:43 PM
No worries - unfortunately you only realized in the 2nd set that you can't get into a p***ing match with Nadal from the backcourt. He may be a stallion in terms of endurance and doggedness, but ultimately....... you're the cowboy!
06/12/2007 | 11:41 PM
No worries - unfortunately you only realized in the 2nd set that you can't get into a p***ing match with Nadal from the backcourt. He may be a stallion in terms of endurance and doggedness, but ultimately....... you're the cowboy!
06/12/2007 | 11:41 PM
No worries - unfortunately you only realized in the 2nd set that you can't get into a p***ing match with Nadal from the backcourt. He may be a stallion in terms of endurance and doggedness, but ultimately....... you're the cowboy!
06/12/2007 | 11:39 PM
No worries - unfortunately you only realized in the 2nd set that you can't get into a p***ing match with Nadal from the backcourt. He may be a stallion in terms of endurance and doggedness, but ultimately....... you're the cowboy!
06/12/2007 | 11:02 PM
Don' t worry!you are better than nadal, you are so good in all surfaces!
All my support
06/12/2007 | 10:24 PM
hey feds,
its a shame about the loss, but as you so intelligently put it yourself, next year it will give you a dream, an ambition that you will have to prepare and work towards! i know you will retain the grass and hardcourt crowns, and next year i am
06/12/2007 | 10:18 PM
Hello Roger,

I am a 16-year old boy and I know I'm not really good-placed to make a remark to you because you are the number one (The "king" ;) ) but I didn't understand why you didn't use your slice more than you did. (Sorry for my bad English).

B
06/12/2007 | 09:20 PM
Sometimes a lost game, a lost chance help us realize our mistakes and as a result it makes us to become much better.
No doubt you are the best tennis player in the world(the greek journalist said that you are the best of the best not only of the world b
06/12/2007 | 09:09 PM
so great player roger, i think you re not looked like winning on final, because thats not the way you're playing. Just play your game...
06/12/2007 | 09:01 PM
You most know what happended there, but if you did your best, it's ok, and now look for the best advise from other winner in sports, i'm sure there are many opinions but take that people you love.
Try to improve the first serve, when you win over Sampras