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Roger stopped in the final

12.08.2007 | Tennis

Unfortunately Roger lost his Montreal final against Novak Djokovic 7-6 (7-2), 2-6, 7-6 (7-2) on Sunday. Roger stood 4-0 career against the 20-year-old Serb coming into the contest, and had lifted Toronto trophies in 2004 and 2006. Today his 16-match win streak was ended by the strong youngster.

Roger looked to take command when he rebounded from a 0-40 deficit to win five straight points for a 6-5 lead, but Djokovic came straight back from down 0-40 and fight off six set points before tying the set on his fourth break point. The 20-year-old won the tiebreaker easily as our star continued to struggle in the wind, particularly on his cross-court shots. He was down 0-40 again four games into the second set and again battled back to win, but Rogr broke for a 4-2 lead and broke again to finish the set.

Djokovic broke back to open the third and Roger looked like he would bow out quietly, failing to win a point on the Serb's first three service games. But a run of errors let Roger break back to tie it 4-4 and set up a decisive tiebreaker. But it was once again Djokovic who dominated the tiebreaker, ending it with a drop shot followed by a lob over our former title holder that fell inside the line. Roger's attempted return through his legs struck the net.

Roger remains tied with Becker for ninth place all-time at 49 career tournament victories. He has been ranked No. 1 a record 184 consecutive weeks since 2004.


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08/16/2007 | 02:08 AM
Go Go Go Roger
i love you
08/16/2007 | 12:54 AM
Love the smiling photo of Roger that has been put on his site. He is really a handsome young man. Thanks to whomever that did this!!!!
08/16/2007 | 12:44 AM
Hi folks,

I agree with Cleopat- the backhand needs work!!!!!

I just don't understand you guys- do you think that rogi's victory will feel sweeter because he has not faced Nadal or Djoko in a final?? these opponents need to be in the mix so that he
08/15/2007 | 11:35 PM
Thank you a3mulder, I was getting depressed on what some fans were writing. It is bad enough when the media is slagging some of the celebraties, but it is extremely sad when fans start being negative as well.

Djokovic, Canas and Nadal are all out of t
08/15/2007 | 11:22 PM
Looks like you Roger will have to be the big winner in Cincy. Djokovic really got whipped. Was he just a flash in the pan or what? I am looking forward to watching your match this afternoon. Good luck champ!!!!!!
08/15/2007 | 10:28 PM
Nadal, Djokovic, Canas out. Gosh, maybe The Real Champ knows a thing or two after all...
08/15/2007 | 10:27 PM
Wow Roger, no Nadal or Djokavic in Cinny.
Go for it . Show 'em what it's all about.

Love ya loads.

08/15/2007 | 10:17 PM
To everyone, Djoko was simply a joke alright. Look what he received just minutes ago from Moya - 6-4, 6-1, did you all every believe that he's about to be the GOAT?
08/15/2007 | 10:00 PM
Watch the scores in Cincy, Novak's getting whipped by of all people, MOYA!!!!
08/15/2007 | 09:01 PM
Hi, my dearest!
No problem, Roger, you are still the BEST! You are human! Just be yourself like always and keep going, YOU ARE THE GREATEST, you know! Go NO.1 we love you! :D
Warmest hug from Hungary
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