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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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08/14/2007 | 08:01 PM
I'm sorry You lost Rog :(
Other side we all know now You're not a machine but human like me...

Good lock Rog...
Probably all Poland with You!!!
08/14/2007 | 07:23 PM
Ruben: Great stuff!

Roger: I'd like to second Ruben, not because I know he's right on every point; I simply don't know. But, one thing I do know is that you like the rest of us are getting older and need to anticipate and get prepared for the forese
08/14/2007 | 07:21 PM
Love your picture at the homepage...
Big smile back at you!!!!!!
:) (:
08/14/2007 | 07:10 PM
No Problem Roger, win or loose is part of the game and as u said he is the future world no.1 of the World c ur predictions are cuming true, this was the match between the present World No.1 and Future World No.1 and look this time future defeated the Pres
08/14/2007 | 06:43 PM
Wow, Ruben, thanks for that. Fans needn't be blind to be great fans. Even Mirka isn't in blind, uncritical adoration of Roger. If she were, she would be worthless to him.

Thanks for taking the time, Ruben. We all care about this great man becoming
08/14/2007 | 06:30 PM
Hi Roger,

I am great admirer of your play and I watch all possible matchs in TV. I wish I can see and meet you in Tokyo when you come down here next month.

You are the great player, I have ever seen. I want you to continue and retire the game at #1
08/14/2007 | 06:29 PM
Dear Roger,

This is a long one so I will break it into two parts.

What a resource this website is for you. So many intelligent and insightful people from all over the world offering up what they can to you. I hope you take the time to read this stuf
08/14/2007 | 06:29 PM
continued from above

The problem was internal, not external, and as fans who are heavily invested in you emotionally (And anyone advising us to get a life is probably quite right) we deserve to and reserve the right to ask the questions:

* - Are
08/14/2007 | 06:26 PM
With all honesty, I don't want to be right in my prediction that I made in my earlier comments that 2006 was your best ever year of tennis career. I want you to falsify my prediction. I agree with you that you played better this year at Montreal t
08/14/2007 | 06:08 PM
I am not here to critque Roger's playing. So if he has a bad day I can understand that. I am just here to tell him I would rather watch him play than just about anything else. Win lose or draw he is a wonderful person and the best tennis player in the wor