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Roger loses first match

12.11.2007 | Tennis

Seventh seed Fernando Gonzalez shocked our number one 3-6, 7-6(1), 7-5 to hand the defending champion his first-ever loss in the round robin phase of the Masters Cup.


Roger was undefeated in the round robin phase in five previous appearances at the season-ending championships and had never lost to Gonzalez in ten prior encounters.

Roger was never in trouble until the second-set tiebreaker, when Gonzalez, who had only won two sets in their previous meetings, stunned him by running off to a 6-0 lead. Our star saved one set point before sending a forehand long to level the match.

Shouting and pumping his fist, Gonzalez had break points for the first time in consecutive games in the third set but couldn't convert. Roger squandered five break points of his own.

Roger looked stunned as Gonzalez whipped winner after winner, and the Chilean finally converted a break to pull ahead 6-5. Gonzalez showed some nerves by double-faulting while serving for the match at 40-0, but Roger sent a forehand wide to end it.

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11/16/2007 | 11:00 AM
hey Roger it was very much dissapointing that lost again , come on Roger I want back that Roger who only knows only to win the matches very easily and Roger I saw you in that match that you were playing very well at the starting and then I don't know what
11/14/2007 | 12:25 PM
Vamos Roger que anda pasando su majestad demuestrales que sos lo mejor de la historia del tenis fuerza Roger
11/14/2007 | 12:21 PM
Dear Roger,

Nothing depresses me more than to see you lose a match. I feel so bad for you knowing you feel the same way. But then, well somebody has to fight to win and Gonzales just tried so much. But you played very well except that..well..better thi
11/14/2007 | 11:36 AM
Hi guys...if you guys never learn anything from Roger,Learn to be mentally tough! Lots of you are giving up on Rog and writing him already.
Guys ...get it together! We shall REBOUND come 2008.
11/14/2007 | 10:52 AM
Hey Roger,
Im sorry for the outburst yesterday it's just that i was sooo mad....Yaaaay you just won your first set with Davy im watching the results live through the internet im in a lab right now and no tv my teacher's probably going to kill me but anyw
11/14/2007 | 09:26 AM
CANT BELEIVE IT...especially after 1st set...
Anyway, all the best 4 today's match...
11/14/2007 | 07:18 AM
hi roger!
you are srill the best.don't worry!!!
just try to win next 2 game.
good luck!!!
11/14/2007 | 07:09 AM
Hello fellow Roger fans! :)

If you liked the RF logo hats that Roger wore this year at Wimbledon and the USO, and can't seem to buy one - do check out the RF hats petition thread on the English ‘Roger Off Court’ forum here at RF.com (link: www.rogerfed
11/14/2007 | 04:54 AM
Hey Roger

You are the best. Not just because your technique is good, but because you are a great guy. You are like a permanent ambassador for tennis. You will win. Pls stop doubting yourself.

Go get the Master's cup.
11/14/2007 | 04:03 AM
Dearest Rog!
Your results in loosing causes in the past few weeks have been in the focus recently! Such results are probably a good thing, especially now, so that people realize just how much consistent you have been over the past 4.5 years, without such
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