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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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01/31/2008 | 10:05 PM
Dear Roger's fans,

Let's stop talking about Djokovic. Most of us witnessed his behavior in the match. The sport of tennis will definitely have his personality influence upon his tennis performance in the long term. As fans of Roger Federer, a man of hi
01/31/2008 | 07:58 PM
no te preocupes a nosotros ya no lo has demostrado todo
SIEMPRE ESTAREMOS CONTIGO
Bsts
01/31/2008 | 07:48 PM
Well done Roger! Semi-finals! hope you're enjoying yourself pal, good luck for the coming year. :-)
01/31/2008 | 07:38 PM
Don't worry Roger... You are still No. 1 , eventhough Rafa and Nole are now closer to you. You can go to 7000 points by playing great in Dubai, Indian Wells and Miami... Go on our champ
01/31/2008 | 07:23 PM
Dear Champ,

I'm back for the third time. Let's just say - have Djokovic attend a Behavioral Class 101 in order for him to learn how to behave on and off the court and the best professor to teach is, who else? Roger Federer . . .

Always, Maricar
01/31/2008 | 07:07 PM
DONT WORRY ROGER....TAKE YOUR TIME, THINGS WILL COME BACK TO NORMAL haha!
YOU´RE THE MAN!
01/31/2008 | 06:23 PM
ROGER, you always give the best of you...that's why I and all your fans love you!!!!

ALWAYS WHIT YOU!!!

laura
01/31/2008 | 05:26 PM
i hope you reed this . . i love you . .
01/31/2008 | 04:20 PM
dont worry, you are simply the best !!!!!!!
01/31/2008 | 01:41 PM
Forza Roger, sei il numero uno!!!Penso che fra un po tutti si accorgeranno cosa vuol dire provocare il grande Roger!
Dai fai vedere di che pasta sei fatto ed andiamo alla conquista di Parigi!!!