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Early end in Dubai

03.03.2008 | Tennis

Unfortunately Roger's quest to defend his title in Dubai already came to an end today as he lost against Britain's Andy Murray 7-6(6), 3-6, 4-6. It was his first defeat in the opening round of an ATP tournament since August 2004.

 

"Normally I manage to win such matches. But not today," Roger analised. "One of the big guys had to go out. It's difficult but it could have been worse. It wasn't a bad match but that's the only positive I can take," he said. "I thought I was missing forehands by two or three metres. That's awful. You have it lined up and suddenly it's out which comes as a shock."

 

It is the second time Murray has defeated Roger, with the first in the second round of the 2006 Cincinnati tournament.

 

Next up for our champ is the NetJets Showdown against Pete Sampras next week in New York.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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03/07/2008 | 12:37 PM
Dear Roger Fans,

I know that most of you are saying: "Oh, it is ok Roger", "Roger, you are human and could lose as any other player", "You will be back asap", and a lot of other sorts of good words for our Roger.

But the true is only one. Our Roger
03/07/2008 | 11:50 AM
PlZZzzzzz Roger back quickly ,u r the king
03/07/2008 | 11:41 AM
everyone has low time, have a rest and then find yourself.we love you forever
03/07/2008 | 11:41 AM
everyone has low time, have a rest and then find yourself.we love you forever
03/07/2008 | 11:35 AM
Can someone please explain to me how the draws are done, how come Roger got the hardest match out of the top 8, check this out:

(1)Federer vs (12) Murray
(2) Nadal vs (27) Kohlschreiber
(3) Djokovic vs (45) Cilic
(4) Ferrer vs (35) Hass
(5) Davyd
03/07/2008 | 09:07 AM
Dear Roger
If you can get back your exceptional physical fitness every thing will come back, the confidence, the feeling... and by the way I am sure this year you will win PARIS..., and the OLYMPICS! The year started badly but it will end brilliantly! I
03/07/2008 | 09:01 AM
No comments... ((((((((
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Good luck in Indian-Wells and Miami!!! You must be #1!!!
03/07/2008 | 08:47 AM
I see this picture you have got outside the Nike.
What a great pictures on that stand, just behind you. Wishing there are soon similar & new one, two, three.... to be added to those ones!!!!!!! We all know it is not easy. But we all know too that you are
03/07/2008 | 06:42 AM
Hi Roger,

Sorry to hear about your loss to Murray in Dubai. I guess 2008 has not been your year so far, but your own standards have been so ridiculously high for the past four years, that any two losses in a row seems like a slump...Well, it's either t
03/07/2008 | 05:59 AM
Hello,roger. What are you doing right now? Hope you relax and do some research on the video,to analyse what's the real problem you have, and sovle it.