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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 | 02:36 PM
Dear Roger
Never mind, this happens to all atheletes specially the greats. It is like artists, they can be off sometimes but they are always the leaders and the innovatives. This can haunt you if you only let it, but you should enter Wimbledon with a "Li
06/10/2008 | 02:34 PM
Dear Rogerholics,

Show your support and confidence in Roger to win Wimbledon again this year. Vote at

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/tennis/

Thanks.
06/10/2008 | 02:19 PM
Hola Jtdh!
Tu español es muy bueno, mucho mejor que mi inglés!.Creo que no mucha gente tiene en cuenta eso que hemos hablado, almenos aquí en España. La verdad es que la historia tardará mucho en dar a otra persona que juegue al tennis como lo hace Roger
06/10/2008 | 02:10 PM
MY OPINION IS THAT BORG IS AFFRAID
THAT FEDERER WILL PASS HIM WITH HIS
FIVE TITLES AS FEDERER WANTS TO WINN
HIS SIXTH ON A ROW BORG DISAPPOINT
ME BECAUSE NADAL IS ONLY A PLAYER
FOR CLAY AND AS I SAID BEFORE WHO
SAYS THAT NADAL WILL REACH THE FINAL
06/10/2008 | 02:08 PM
Roger,

I do feel sorry for your defeat on Sunday. But forgetting all about Sunday look whats comming up next.........BIG W........your playground.Its your turn to go and show the world who's BOSS. I'm sure you'll win BIG W.

Best of luck for your pre
06/10/2008 | 02:06 PM
Roger,

I do feel sorry for your defeat on Sunday. But forgetting all about Sunday look whats comming up next.........BIG W........your playground.Its your turn to go and show the world who's BOSS. I'm sure you'll win BIG W.

Best of luck for your pre
06/10/2008 | 01:54 PM
Alejandro182
gracias por tu mensaje. Es verdad que mucha gente no se da cuenta de que Nadal, que es jugador genial, no tiene tan buenos resultados cuando no juega sobre tierra batida. Yo pienso que es porque Nadal da toda su energia para la tierra batida
06/10/2008 | 01:29 PM
Hard luck Fedi
don't worry just forget RG's final..
U R the best be sure of that...
Good Luck our Champ...
06/10/2008 | 01:22 PM
Hola a todos los fans españoles, he leido un poco vuestros comentarios coincido con algunos aunque no con otros, por su puesto que no creo que rafa haya tenido un torneo fácil aunque lo haya ganado fácil, pero por ejemplo en la final de hamburgo, llamar a
06/10/2008 | 01:21 PM
Hi roger

I'm a new member,

I'd just like to say the main reason why u lost to rafa was the unforced errors with 35 opposed to 7 of nadals. So keep it practical mate focus on the basics. Don't beat yourself up it was only your errors that beat you