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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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11/14/2007 | 03:48 AM
Oh Roger!! That's a pitty that you lost your first match in the round robin phase. Don't worry! Everyone wants you to win, and I have faith that you can win this Masters Cup!!!!! YOU CAN DO IT ROGER!!!!!!!!
11/14/2007 | 03:44 AM
Hi Roger,
Forget about you are unbeatable No.1
You are the one defeated Sampras in 2001
11/14/2007 | 02:52 AM
We all love you and believe in you dearest Roger!!! Just remember, "Yesterday is history, just a nice memory." Don't think about yesterday. "The only thing that matters is today!"
God bless and good luck!
11/14/2007 | 01:57 AM
Hi Roger,
I was completely deflated after your loss that I didn't have enough appetite to post a comment. I had forfeited my sleep to watch the match and the previous one btw Andy and Davydenko.
Those who did not watch the match can talk thrash, I watch
11/14/2007 | 01:17 AM
im surprised that roger lost this match, well more like surprisingly stunned, the first set was classic federer, but hey this is just one match, 2 more for roger to win and then we shall see roger winning the title again.

but i do agree that he has a c
11/14/2007 | 01:03 AM
Hey, Roger, I think this is a time I have to give you more support than I had always given in these years... Roger, I'm not here to say "Oh, you lost again! What's happening to you?", no I'm not here to tell you this. All I want to say, Roger, is that now
11/13/2007 | 11:42 PM
Roger,
You tried your best and thats the important thing. Everyone has their good and bad days. That day just happened to be your bad. To me, your still the best. As long as you believe in yourself and your love for the game, you will continue to triumph
11/13/2007 | 11:22 PM
To BlueZen
Thank you for your posting--I think of Roger as the Zen of Tennis

Astarte Thank you for your excellent posting,also--naturally I agree with your comments!

Regards
Margaret
11/13/2007 | 11:20 PM
Don' t worry, you are the best tennis player ! 3 grand slams, nº1, 4 years, wow!
11/13/2007 | 10:14 PM
we luv u:*:*..don.t think at what happend..u can go on an win all the matches...u.re the best...never forget that...good luck ( i mean u need just a little bit luck...because u make it, play and do ur best :) )
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