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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 | 12:33 PM
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,BEST OF LUCK IN HALLE,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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06/10/2008 | 12:32 PM
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,BEST OF LUCK IN HALLE,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,NO.1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,MAESTROOO,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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06/10/2008 | 12:23 PM
hip hip hurray....................GREEN homepage again
06/10/2008 | 12:18 PM
Dear Roger,

We'll always believe in you and will support you. Now go and kick ass on Wimbledon and show them that you are THE number one!!!!!

Lots of Love
Charisjuh
06/10/2008 | 12:14 PM
thanks Cleocat

you are right but it is hard as you said.
06/10/2008 | 12:14 PM
roger, i just don't get it! to say you lack in the know how of tennis is impossible as you are the best. clearly the issue is in the self-steem, i just don't have an idea about what goes into your mind when you play against this rabbit called nadal! when
06/10/2008 | 12:14 PM
roger, i just don't get it! to say you lack in the know how of tennis is impossible as you are the best. clearly the issue is in the self-steem, i just don't have an idea about what goes into your mind when you play against this rabbit called nadal! when
06/10/2008 | 12:13 PM
Roger!
We all know u tried ur best. Maybe the result would have been different if you were as healthy as you were in 2007. I also wonder if its ur health the reason for all those unforced errors, which were plenty throughout the tournament.
I really ho
06/10/2008 | 12:08 PM
it seems that Jose will not be at Wimbledon with Roger, he will be with the American player Ginepri. he couldn't find a coach for him alone no he has to share it with someone else. of course he doesn't need a coach he doesn't need to worry about anything
06/10/2008 | 12:05 PM
babylilac:

I don't agree with you AT ALL. There is still a lot of Roger left and you don't HAVE TO retire at #1. Hewitt was a #1, Ferrero was a #1 and Henin is one of the few players who threw in the towel. Give Roger some time. He is still recovering