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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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07/30/2008 | 01:43 AM

What the deuce! What happened to Roddick? I dozed off on the sofa for 10 minutes and woke up and no Andy. I hope he is OK. Well, Roger's draw just opened up. Let's hope he can take advantage of it.

The weather there is just terrible a
07/30/2008 | 01:33 AM
***brilliantroger - That's exactly who we should e-mail. You're BRILLIANT!!

I'll start working on my e-mails in about an hour.
07/30/2008 | 01:31 AM
Roger had to play in the blistering heat so Andy Roddick could play the night match.
What happened? Andy just withdrew due to shoulder injiry. Sorry for Andy, but now the American audience is watching Germany v South Korea.
07/30/2008 | 01:29 AM
Yo Roger...hope you'll get on your feet soon...I just want that now, when you're in kind a down, recoup and absorb energy from us...fans...from all across the world that believe in you ...cause no matter what you do...you'll remain a champion...forever...
07/30/2008 | 01:23 AM
*** TriniMum127 I found these two e-mail addresses from the Cincy website … what do you think? Should we send our complaints here?

Paul Flory
Tournament Chairman

Bruce Flory
Tournament Director
07/30/2008 | 01:17 AM
I can fully agree with Jiddo. I think we all don't realise what it is to be 234 weeks the #1 player in the world, we really don't :). This match was a thirller i admit, but at loosing 1. set, i said, he will win it, and than Ginepri was serving for the MA
07/30/2008 | 01:03 AM
This is a difficult time for Roger. I am writitng after he scraped through the Cinncinati opening match against Ginepri. There is something a little bit off in his game....the gruelling Wimbledon final plus lingering mono....maybe....who knows? Only he kn
07/30/2008 | 01:00 AM
Hi Roger. Don't lose heart. Your love for the game will give you the courage to press on. You need to regroup and gain more confidence in yourself. One love my friend!
07/30/2008 | 12:54 AM
Keep your eye on the prize mate, play like your 100th in the world, find the hunger again.
07/30/2008 | 12:33 AM
It looks to me more simple,he is tired,is HUMAN,we only think what we all feel today when we saw the match,like in Wimbledon,today history did not write a page just for a miracle,and only persons like he can make such a COMEBACK,such a miracle day...he di
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