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Olympic dream is over

14.08.2008 | Tennis

Roger's bid for his first Olympic singles medal ended today when he lost to James Blake of the United States. Our star was eliminated in the quarter-finals 4-6, 6-7(2).

 

The match began after a rain delay of 3 hours, 35 minutes, and Roger seemed off his game from the start. His forehand was unreliable and he repeatedly struggled to hold serve. Blake earned the first break in the final game of the opening set. On set point, Roger left his feet for a spectacular backhand save that extended the rally, but with his next shot he floated an easy backhand into the net. His shoulders sagging, he was broken again two games later and fell behind 3-0 in the second set. Our champion finally showed life by breaking back in the fifth game and holding the rest of the way to reach 6-all. But Blake played a flawless tiebreaker, while Roger made two unforced errors and popped up a volley.

 

Roger is seeking his first Olympic medal after losing in the singles semi-finals in Sydney and in the second round in Athens. He was scheduled to play a quarter-final doubles match later today with Stan.

 
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08/16/2008 | 09:34 AM
dear roger wel u need to reduce those unforced errors and need to regain that confidence u once had.....heres wishing you a gold in the doubles and a US Open......regain that no1 position once again because you deserve it
08/16/2008 | 07:59 AM
KING FEDE U JST FORGET THE SINGLE MEDAL
& FOCUS ON THE DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL
WE WISH U WIN IT WITH STAN

U STILLLLLL OUR CHAMP
WE LOVE U
08/16/2008 | 07:50 AM
SO WHAT

YOU STILLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

THE KING

WE LOVE YOU
08/16/2008 | 06:05 AM
No problem Roger...
You are the best of everytime...
This is the time to relax, and good luck in the doubles....
You are my hero!!!!
Come on Roger!!!!
08/16/2008 | 06:02 AM
Dear Roger:
You are my favorite player ever.I just gonna the news that you lost the game,and I am soooooooooo sorry for that.But I will still support you as usual,and please don't be too sad about the result.Just enjoy yourself playing the game.
08/16/2008 | 04:41 AM
the reason y r being beaten frequently these days is ur style of play has changed. come on you r roger federer .... you could have won all the 4 grand slams consequetly for 3 or may be 4 years. frankly speaking every opponnent was literally afraid of u. t
08/16/2008 | 04:34 AM
Dear Roger, you played a good match n it's ok to lose becoz on that day Blake was better than you. win or lose, playing aggresively and going for ur shots is important, please do come to the net frequently and go for your back hand and fore hand shots wh
08/16/2008 | 03:04 AM
Admire your tennis and sure you will have another winning chapter.

It's a new style evolving, more aggressive
and nasty and you are not nasty. Beautiful
tennis needs a dose of mean - so spin less and
fire away.

I prefer to watch the beautiful,
08/16/2008 | 02:55 AM
You still have many years ahead. Go champion, show us you have THE courage!!!

Fernando
08/16/2008 | 02:39 AM
vamos roger adelante que vos podes ganar otra vez el numero 1 adelante y animos sos el mejor
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