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Roger loses thriller-final

06.07.2008 | Tennis

Roger's reign in Wimbledon has been interrupted today as he lost to Spain's Rafael Nadal 4-6, 4-6 ,7-6, 7-6 and 7-9.

 

"I tried everything - but Rafa is a deserving champion. It's a pity I couldn't win it in the circumstances but I'll be back," Roger said.

 

It was a most thrilling match, with Roger recovering from two sets down to force a fifth but he was eventually beaten in a near five-hour epic that was twice delayed by rain. Both players showed magnificent tennis but Roger failed to grasp several opportunities for re-breaks. Still he made Nadal work hard and was clearly in no mood to surrender his title, playing strong to win both tie-breaks.

 

And so it came down to the fifth set, which is not ended by a tie-break in Wimbledon, should the score come to 6-6. Trading blows like champion boxers, Nadal finally converted his fourth break point chance at 7-7 to set up the opportunity to serve out for the Championship. On his fourth match point, he forced one final error from Roger, and collapsed to the turf in triumph.

 

Our champ, who converted only one of 13 break points in the match, fell short in his bid to set two historic landmarks: He failed to surpass Björn Borg by winning a sixth consecutive title or match Willie Renshaw's all-time record of six in a row from 1881-86. Nadal won his fifth Grand Slam title, adding to his four consecutive French Open championships. Roger, meanwhile, remains two shy of Pete Sampras' record of 14 Grand Slam wins and still has a lead of 545 points in the ranking.

 

 
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07/11/2008 | 02:35 PM
Its Pity that u lost in epic five set encounter with nadal.
but it was the best match of history.
i hope u will equal sapras record of 14 grandslams.
all the best.
Ur the best.
07/11/2008 | 02:34 PM
Its Pity that u lost in epic five set encounter with nadal.
but it was the best match of history.
i hope u will equal sapras record of 14 grandslams.
all the best.
Ur the best.
07/11/2008 | 11:05 AM
Hey Roger!!
U r d Best...
Don't think that age is causing any obstacle in ur success, u r still young n fit....
just change ur mindset against NADAL...
He is human but U R SUPER HUMAN......
U can beat anyone..
U will always b No. 1 for us...
i luv
07/11/2008 | 08:40 AM
HI ROGER,

i know ur disappointed but rafa played really well....i am sure u will be back next year and u will win.......IF U WIN OR LOSS WE ARE THERE FOR U.

ALL THE BEST FOR NEXT SEASON

WITH REGARDS
JAIKUMAR
UR GREAT FAN
07/11/2008 | 08:13 AM
dear fedrerer
i would like to appreciate your game in last three sets.. it was amaizing.

it was just a bad luck, but no prob you'll be back again this is my belief.

irfan khalid from pakistan..
07/11/2008 | 07:10 AM
???,??!!!

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07/11/2008 | 07:07 AM
Dear Roger,

I watched the game in TV for 7 hours and saw the result which was not the one I wanted. But please come on, you are still the greatest player. I believe we will see a king back.

Yours,
Fufeng in China
07/11/2008 | 06:06 AM
Dear Roger
A few days on after your valiant effort,I pray that your pain has eased a little bit,as I do that of the many,many fans here who cherish you so unconditionally.It's probably small,if any,comfort at the moment but even your defeats give inspira
07/11/2008 | 05:31 AM
Dear Mr. Federer and fans,

You don't deserve this fate.

I am a physician, and when patients complain or don't tell the truth about an encounter when you have done your best, it is a painful, annoying experience. I cannot extrapolate that to your pa
07/11/2008 | 04:01 AM
haiku for fed:

my heart's in pieces
all over the kitchen floor
broken for roger

love,
chirp
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