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Roger faces clear defeat

08.06.2008 | Tennis

Roger's quest for a career Grand Slam was again stopped by Rafael Nadal today. The Spaniard showed an extremely strong performance, leaving no doubt who was to take home the title: 1-6, 3-6, 0-6 was the final score.

 

"I would like to have won more than four games but Rafa has played an incredible tournament and he fully deserves to win," Roger said. "But I'll be back to try again next year and I am looking forward to the rest of this year."

 

Our star did not find any answers to Rafa's play today. His opponent has probably never played better, although Roger also commited a large number of unforced errors, 35 in total - compared to 31 winners. Nadal had 46 winners – many of them backhands of astonishing pace and accuracy – and made just seven errors. "Rafael was very, very strong," Roger said afterward. "I have to forget this now, look forward and hope for the second half of the year".

 

And there is plenty to look forward to, indeed. Wimbledon starts in just two weeks time where Roger acts as the defending five-time champion and later he'll go to New York in August trying to win the U.S. for the fifth year in a row.

 
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06/10/2008 | 12:00 PM
I know you are not at your best.We hope you can resume soon both on physical an tennis.
forget roland garros,Wimbledon is the most important.
we all fans always support you .
06/10/2008 | 11:57 AM
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06/10/2008 | 11:56 AM
Dear Roger, I have no words to say....I dont know whether you will be reading all the comments posted at your site....we are anything compare to you...talented,rich, famous n etc. I dont know wat makes so many of us rejoice over yr victory or sadness over
06/10/2008 | 11:51 AM
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06/10/2008 | 11:49 AM
Sometimes, you just can't have what you want when you want it..but that doesn't mean you can never have it. Everything takes place at the right time. It's not NO, it's just NOT NOW....

Let's move on to the next Grand Slam - Wimbledon.. here we come!!
06/10/2008 | 11:45 AM
I write down maybe 3 long full of emotions comments then I decided to erase them all, to encourage you to tell you it is not the end of the world, sweep it out of your memory and move on like a man, chin up you lost nothing. you have to work harder than w
06/10/2008 | 11:35 AM
I write down maybe 3 long full of emotions comments then I decided to erase them all.

Why? he won’t read them. and I won’t deceive my self saying that I have an affect on him maybe we comfort each other and ourselves with words. The wound is deep, time
06/10/2008 | 11:29 AM
It would be so easy for me to say "Bad luck, better luck next time". But I am not going to say it. You erred in not having a coach for too long. Also, you looked jaded and lacked any fire in the French finals. I think you need to spice up your life. Get y
06/10/2008 | 11:19 AM
I was so sure that you will win this time, but even the greatest can make mistakse.
love
xxxxxxxxx
06/10/2008 | 11:13 AM
Hi Champion!! Always you will be our champion. go on , now is Wimbledon, play as well as you know. All the best
glorita