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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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08/15/2008 | 11:25 PM
Well Roger... Now the REAL TEST begins. Can you get your bullet proof self confidence back. You're not just losing to Nadel, ... Giles Simon, Karlovic, Roddick, and now Blake!! The cart has really fallen off the track. So, do you fade into the sunset
08/15/2008 | 11:04 PM
Don’t worry" sweety" it’s just a bad luck again.
Roger you must take a break to come back more refresh and strong like before.
I believe in you and I’m sure you will arrival to your real level if you take a break :):)
UR No.1,Nadal dosn’t deserve numbe
08/15/2008 | 09:12 PM
WHERE ARE YOU FEDERER?
08/15/2008 | 09:12 PM
WHERE ARE YOU FEDERER?
08/15/2008 | 09:12 PM
WHERE ARE YOU FEDERER?
08/15/2008 | 08:38 PM
Roger, I was really sad because of your loss today, I almost cried, but now I've overcome this. Specially because you're in the doubles final!!!!!! It's really wonderful to see this result, you and Stan winning so beautifully. I know maybe nothing can cha
08/15/2008 | 08:28 PM
Bad luck! At least a loss can be a learning experience and can offer new perspective. It was moving to see Roger represent his country in singles, and we hope the doubles tournament will prove more fruitful.
08/15/2008 | 08:14 PM
Dear Roger I`m so sorry . Don`t forget you are our champion! and our number1!
All the best in the doubles.
take care
glorita
08/15/2008 | 08:12 PM
i just want 2 say that u r d best .u r d same roger federer that has won 12 grand slams.u r d best player ...watch ur past matches and get motivated again....u r d best player i have seen ....go and beat everyone again..goooo roger
08/15/2008 | 08:09 PM
My Dear Roger,

I have been unable to access the internet for a few days now as I have been on holiday. So first of all Happy belated Birthday!!!! You are now 27! A good age at which you come to our own and determine where you want to go. I suspect that