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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 | 08:57 PM
OK guys , Roger's match is about to start.

I personally am going to follow it from the live scores , I just hate seeing unforced errors.
07/29/2008 | 07:59 PM
Roger, I don't know if you even read these comments, but it's worth a shot... I have to get these thoughts out.
I think that all these fame and publicity finally caught up with you. It has gone to your head. And I bet noone around you tells you the tru
07/29/2008 | 07:48 PM
I hope this comment reaches you for sure. My dearest Roger, just forget about what had happened in the past (i.e. previous tournaments) Just you need to believe in yourself and concentrate on you tennis, you are the BEST. I am too small to give you tennis
07/29/2008 | 07:17 PM
***brilliantroger - Where do you go to send a complaint? I only see "contact" at the bottom of the homepage, where you could e-mail them.
07/29/2008 | 06:50 PM
I've seen pictures of Federer and Ginepri side to side on the ATP site , Roger looks sick in that picture , don't you agree ?
07/29/2008 | 06:23 PM

Lest´s face it,Roger Can´t train,and still he had 5 years as number one.
Nadal maybe is the better prepared phisically speaking athlete in the world,Roger get 8 pounds in the last two years,see the HALLE INTERVIEW.

He know he can´t train,so W
07/29/2008 | 06:06 PM
*** Dear TriniMum127 and other fans
PLEASE take a minute to enter a 'complaint' on the Cincy website about their schedule. This is happening every year... They repetedly have Roger (the #1 player in the world) play during the hot time of the day and res
07/29/2008 | 06:05 PM
Fedfan7, thanks for the info on The Roger Federer Story. I'd love to see that but don't get it here in the U.K. Hopefully someone will put it up on You Tube soon, please......... :)
07/29/2008 | 06:00 PM
Come back roger! There s no time at all.
07/29/2008 | 05:58 PM
I just noticed that TODAY, Tues., July 29, on the Tennis Channel, from 2-3 p.m., PST, is "The Roger Federer Story"! I'm set to record it. Thought all the rest of the Rogerholics would like to know. Spread the word.