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Roger loses 2nd round match

24.07.2008 | Tennis

Top-ranked Roger suffered a shocking loss in the second round Wednesday at the Rogers Masters in Toronto.

 

Playing his first match since dropping an epic Wimbledon final in five sets to Rafael Nadal, our star was upset 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 by Frenchman Gilles Simon, last week's Indianapolis champion.

 

Roger was clearly rattled by the loss, in which he committed four-straight unforced errors to put Simon into a winning position as the underdog took full advantage on his first match point after two hours. "It's important to stay positive," the shattered Swiss star said. "The hard-court season has just started, and we have nine months of it."

 

"It's not the end of the world, but I wish I could have started better," said Roger, a two-time Toronto winner. "I like this event, and I've done well here. I've got to regroup and look forward to the Olympics and the US Open. This is really where I want to win. I have to make sure that I'm ready to."

 

It was the second defeat this season in an opening match for Roger, who went out to Andy Murray in three sets in early March in the first round in Dubai.

 
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08/01/2008 | 12:45 PM
Cmon ROGER jus 4get it get ready urself 4 da olympics n da US open........
ALL THE BEST
LOVE U ROGER.....
08/01/2008 | 12:44 PM
Roger,

YOU are our hero, we all love YOU!!!
08/01/2008 | 12:33 PM
Dear Roger:
Well...Take it easy,will you?Just have a rest and prepare for the Olympics and US Open.It's great to see you on the court , no matter sin or lose.
all the best wishes
Joan
08/01/2008 | 10:21 AM
Dear Roger you was the best,you are the best and you will be the best player in the world.As you can says:"This is not the end of the world."Nadal maybe will be the world no.1 but how much time?GOOD LUCK in the future
Vahid
07/31/2008 | 01:31 PM
u can do it... your the best.. u know it!! :)
07/31/2008 | 08:36 AM
I'm sure that you can do more better at Cincy and in Beijing.Good luck we all are with you!!
07/31/2008 | 05:40 AM
Roger, please, watch this video, is dedicated to you, lovingly what you spend all your fan's! I love Roger Federer!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmpwOSWzZp0
07/30/2008 | 09:18 PM
hello good luck
07/30/2008 | 04:30 PM
i didnt watch the game, and i feel sorry for it, but i belive in roger for future winning, because he know what he is doing. (Go roger god bless you).
07/30/2008 | 04:02 PM
i didn't watch the game, and i feel sorry for it, but i believe in roger for future winning. good luck roger (god bless you)
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