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Roger's finals run stopped

25.01.2008 | Tennis

Roger has been defeated in straight sets in the semifinal of the Australian Open. His opponent, Novak Djokovic, came back from 3-5 in the first set to win the match at 7-5, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5).

 

Novak Djokovic was simply too strong, too steady. Where Roger inched past him in the last grand slam final - the U.S. Open last September - this time the Serb was always a nose ahead. "I think he made the more important points today, it was a bit unfortunate for me," Roger commented. "It depends a lot on form, you can't always play your best. It's not easy coming out every week trying to win. You'll always run into fellow top-10 players or other guys who are on a streak or on a hot run or surprise you."

 

Roger added he was far from his best in the Rod Laver Arena, but said he gave everything he had to try and get back into the match."There's some sort of a disappointment. But from the spirit, the way I fought, the way I tried, it's all I could give," he said.

 

This defeat was Roger's first in straight sets at a grand slam since he lost to Gustavo Kuerten in the 2004 French Open.The holder of 12 grand slam crowns, his chase of Pete Sampras's record 14 is now on ice until the 2008 French Open begins in May.

 
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02/02/2008 | 03:14 PM
About Darren Cahill as a coach. I have heard that he had been Peter Carter's best friend. Does any one know if this is true?
If it is, it would make him a very special coach for Roger.
02/02/2008 | 01:47 PM
I hate to be pedantic, Fedex, but Roger is now in his FIFTH year of being #1! He completed 4 years on Feb 1st.
Other than that, I agree with everything you say.
It would be really nice if Roger could find a few minutes to send his fans a message but
02/02/2008 | 01:17 PM
i waiting for see you Roger
i love you
xxx
02/02/2008 | 12:24 PM
Darren Cahill sounds great. He had coached Aggasi as well as Hewitt (when he was ranked No1)...hope this will happen.

Congratulations Roger for stepping into 4th year of being No.1

All the fans

Check this link - The making of genius - a video mad
02/02/2008 | 12:00 PM
Feb 2nd,a day to remember!
The 4th year anniversary to be No.1
Best wishes!
02/02/2008 | 11:56 AM
Hey guys

Check this out:
This commercial is called "THE PERFECT GUEST"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyQX7nxBg3g

Is not Roger so smooth?


02/02/2008 | 10:54 AM
Thank you, shaida for sharing your wonderful experience meeting Roger in person.

Thank you, Fedex100 for posting that article (interview).

Thank you all the fellow fans. I feel much better now.

Love,
Kei
from Japan
02/02/2008 | 09:27 AM
Shaida, it is a pleasure sharing my thoughts with fellow Roger's fans from all over the world. It is amazing how we care about our dear Roger. Shaida, you're one damn lucky fan of Roger. Good for you.

Roger is fully recovered and looking forward to res
02/02/2008 | 09:25 AM
Never mind, you can still do it!Your fans are supporting you so go for it!
02/02/2008 | 09:13 AM
and Shaida, you're one lucky girl! Meeting Roger in person!

And love to Roger, 4 year anniversary on the top of the world! <3<3<3
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