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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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07/29/2008 | 11:18 PM
Brillant Roger you did it!!!!!!!!

This will be a major boost for you!!!! Get some rest now. The conditions look horrible out there!!! Rest up for the next challange. You pulled thorugh a tough one today. We love you sweet Roger!!!!!

LIVE STRO
07/29/2008 | 11:17 PM
***DEAREST ROGER CONGRATULATIONS****

you found the way to win this match.
Some moments were brilliant, magical.
But the most wonderful is that you digged very deep and you DID IT.

07/29/2008 | 11:16 PM
Well, Roger. YOU DID IT!!! Came back from the brink!!

You felt the love the prayers - we were behind you all the way. You couldn't lose with ***marycorbin and all your loving fans there rooting for you.

Good luck in the next round - I'm sure you'll
07/29/2008 | 11:11 PM
that flicker backhand.......so stunning! Let's so more Roger!Serve it out baby!!!!!!! Let's go! WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Two more points!!!!!
07/29/2008 | 11:07 PM
THIS MATCH IS

UN......FREAKIN........BELIEVABLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
07/29/2008 | 11:03 PM
Oh Dear....

Looks like Robbi is not feeling so hot. These weather condidtions are horrible! Roger stay strong!!!!!!!!!
07/29/2008 | 11:03 PM
NERVE RACKING

NAIL BITING

BRAIN MELTING

HEART STOPPING MATCH TO WATCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
07/29/2008 | 11:02 PM
NERVE RACKING

NAIL BITING

BRAIN MELTING

HEART STOPPING MATCH TO WATCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
07/29/2008 | 11:01 PM
NERVE RACKING

NAIL BITING

BRAIN MELTING

HEART STOPPING MATCH TO WATCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
07/29/2008 | 11:00 PM
Even if Roger is now up 2-0 in the third set , I'm still not reassured enough that he will win because he didn't hold his serve in this match