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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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11/13/2007 | 04:00 PM
To FILO: I think you don't know what you are talking about. Have you beewnlistening to Djokovic? Yes, eventualluy people retire. But a player lik Federer, so outstanding, is not just playing tournaments now. He is in the process-already well on the way--o
11/13/2007 | 03:52 PM
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
11/13/2007 | 03:45 PM
dunn worrii sweeT u r still world no.1 n my all time fav.............jst try 2 concentrate more on ur game........n plz plz plz hire 1 gud coach.............LUV u ALOT!!!!!!!!LOTZ OF HUGZ n KISSES!!!!
11/13/2007 | 03:34 PM
dear roger...

i m really surprised n shocked on ur loss...it was a gud match to begin with..i think u lost ur nerve after u dropped the second set..
it doesn't matter however cause i m sure that u r goin to win against roddick and daveydenko,

take
11/13/2007 | 03:12 PM
I know none of us want to admit this, but sooner or later Roger is going to start losing more and more matches. The days of him reaching every final and winning most of them is probably over. He will not be the best player in the world forever.....I wish
11/13/2007 | 03:10 PM
I know none of us want to admit this, but sooner or later Roger is going to start losing more and more matches. The days of him reaching every final and winning most of them is probably over. He will not be the best player in the world forever.....I wish
11/13/2007 | 03:10 PM
I know none of us want to admit this, but sooner or later Roger is going to start losing more and more matches. The days of him reaching every final and winning most of them is probably over. He will not be the best player in the world forever.....I wish
11/13/2007 | 03:07 PM
what happened roger????
these days losing matches!!!!
well, do well against the others@@@!!!
all of us are with you.....
all the best!!
11/13/2007 | 03:05 PM
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2- i have no enemies, my opponent is my TEACHER

3- i need no deceitful tricks, my character is my sword

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11/13/2007 | 02:59 PM
Oh Roger! I had no inkling at all you would lose. I mean, Gonzalez? Who loses to the guy these days anyway?

Pleeeeeeeeeease get a coach. Stop pretending already you don't need one.

I hope you do better on your next matches. You still have a cha