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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 | 02:31 AM
come on!!Roger~~~
I know you can do it!!
Just keep going on~~
We'll see you at US open.
I'm also preparing a big exam in my life.
By watching you play the game gives me the strength to keep go on.You are one of my power.So,you can't fail.And I know y
08/16/2008 | 02:25 AM
No matter what Roger ...you're still the phenomonal athlete I know and love. Losing the Olympics happens to the majority that are in Beijing so it happens. But I strongly believe that you will be back better than ever next year. And besides, no other Olym
08/16/2008 | 02:02 AM
08/16/2008 | 01:57 AM
GO ROGER!! You can do it!!
go rest your mind and come back with your best!!
08/16/2008 | 01:33 AM
It's good to see Rog get a medal, even if it's doubles.

That said, it's time for him to take a serious look at the many things wrong with his game. He is magnanimous, giving credit to his opponents, but that's not as much the problem. He's losing to p
08/16/2008 | 01:20 AM
Federer, my champion, my hero.

The only person that felt worse than me after losing to Blake was you of course. But really, in the range of tennis, the Olympics isn't that important. You've done more for Switzerland by having an incredible record and n
08/16/2008 | 01:07 AM
dear roger
i cant say any thing except that hard luck but we all ask the same question ... ... .. where are you federer ???? where is the legend ??? we all want u to come back soon and very soon to regain ur no. 1 rank..... i know that the illness had
08/16/2008 | 12:04 AM
hi, roger you are a breat tennis player, you will alwasy be my favorite, no matter what. I mind after all you were the number 1 for more than 250 weeks and for me you still the best!!!!
08/15/2008 | 11:54 PM
Dreams are not over Roger . U R the best
i'm so sad seeing you been deafeted .. plz Roger , for all whom you love and all lovers Be Back Dear as soon as possible , we can't stand see you in the 2nd phase .. U R the best U R number 1 for ever dear, i lov
08/15/2008 | 11:52 PM
What is happening Roger? You are better than this. Dont Worry, just rest and back ready for the us open. Go Roger. You are the best
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