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08.08.08 - what a day!

08.08.2008 | Tennis

Dear fans

 

It is an absolutely fantastic combination to be celebrating my birthday and the start of the Olympic Games  - on the very same day!

 

The Olympic opening ceremony here in Beijing will start on the 08.08.08 at 8:08:08 pm - that's quite a few eights! Eight has always been my personal lucky number. And eight is considered one of the luckiest numbers in Chinese tradition because of its unique pronunciation. So being here in China on this specific date and time, celebrating my birthday during such an amazing event... It is almost impossible to find the right words to describe this feeling.

 

I am looking forward to tonight enormously, leading Switzerland into the stadium with our national flag. The huge crowd, the amazing ceremony and the best athletes from all over the world gathered here, will all make for another memory to last forever. What a privilege it is to be here!

 

I also want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your unconditional support. I love to come to my website and find you all discussing the future, the present and also the past. Your interest in all different topics around me, tennis and sports in general is fascinating. Thank you for all the time so many of you have invested in writing me messages, letters and cards and making me special gifts. This means a great deal to me and it fills me with pride to have so many of you thinking of me.

 

 

Our community is steadily growing towards the barrier of 200'000, what an amazing number. So many individuals from all over the world with a common interest meeting in one spot - precisely like here in Beijing for the Olympics! I would like to say thank you one more time and hope you enjoy the Games, wherever you are.

 

 

Sincerely

Roger

 
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08/12/2008 | 04:17 AM
Happy birthday!!
Beijing loves Roger!!
08/12/2008 | 03:41 AM
Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday Roger! What an amazing moment for you, lead your country into the Olympics on your birthday! I wish you all the best for Games - Go For Gold!!
xox
08/12/2008 | 01:35 AM
baby I'm so happy because of your birthday and your unforgettable experience there in Beijing. I;m so glad you're happy. one more time happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!! GOd Bless you so much always!!!!!!!!!!! I know you will have an excellent time in the games. I
08/12/2008 | 01:10 AM
Rogi... Feliz Cumplee, ke los cumplas feliz, hasta el año 6000... !!

Quiero decirte que espero que pases un dia muy especial en tu cumpleaños, junto a las personas que te quieren y rodean, espero que puedas alcanzar los objetivos que te has propuesto d
08/11/2008 | 10:34 PM
hi roger....sorry 4 writting you that late i've been thinking about you all this days and would like to say that you are the most amazing person, player and so much more in the world...i watched all the ceremony only 4 you...you as always looked amazing g
08/11/2008 | 09:47 PM
Hola mi querido Roger, siento escribirte tan tarde pero quiero decirte que no te olvide el dia de tu cumpleaños, es más, vi toda la transmision solo por ti y te veias precioso, ojala este nuevo año de vida te traiga muchas cosas positivas, pero lo mas imp
08/11/2008 | 09:42 PM
Roger, it's really excited to see you in the opening ceremony. You look good-spirited and happy. And you played so well in your first showup in Beijing, with graceful forehand and accurate volley. It's you, you are back! The commentator said they saw no p
08/11/2008 | 08:41 PM
happy birthday Roger!!!
i saw you walking with the Swiss flag !!!
Greetz from Holland
08/11/2008 | 08:11 PM
Dear Roger,
I wish you a very happy birthday, and I wish you the very best luck at the Olympics, go for the GOLD!!!! Hope you get it. I will always support you and I am very proud to be you fan.
Love,
Adna
08/11/2008 | 06:46 PM
Happy Birthday,dear Rogie!!!!!!!!!
I wish you good luck and success in Olympic!!!!!

WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!