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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 | 06:18 PM
GOOD WORK ROGER AND STAN
AFTER ALL YOU BOTH PLAY A FINAL
WELL DONE BOYS WELL DONE
08/15/2008 | 06:15 PM
love you roger ...belive in yourself...love yourself ...and take care..thats tehe secret
08/15/2008 | 06:12 PM
Roger ....i just want you to know i belive in you ...and i think all your fans belive in you...but you have to belive in yourself...you have to know ...you have to be convinced that you are a champ ..forget about evryone elses opinion yours is teh importa
08/15/2008 | 06:07 PM
Break it up!
08/15/2008 | 06:05 PM
very big happiness on Rogers face. nagyon nagy boldogság. it's very glad and happy thing to my heart too!!! very glad. congratulate Roger and Stanislas!!!!
08/15/2008 | 06:02 PM
congratulate Roger and Stan amazing performance and play was you did!!!!!! amazing!!!! congratulate!!!!
08/15/2008 | 06:01 PM
great serve good return 0-15, great serve again 15-15, fh and bh volleys 30-15, 30-30, amazing serve again match into the olympic final point got it!!!!
08/15/2008 | 05:58 PM
now serving for the olympic final!!!! be very strong and hard!!! i'm keeping my fingers across for you!!!!!
08/15/2008 | 05:55 PM
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08/15/2008 | 05:54 PM
can't find words!!! amazing be strong on Rog & Stan!!!