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Roger wins Olympic gold medal!

16.08.2008 | Tennis

Roger made up for the disappointment of missing out in the singles by winning his first Olympic gold medal as he teamed up with Stanislas Wawrinka to claim the doubles title on Saturday. The Swiss pair beat Simon Aspelin and Thomas Johansson of Sweden 6-3, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3.

 

Against Johansson and Aspelin, Roger's thumping groundstrokes and Stan's impressive backhand gave the Swiss the early advantage. After winning the first set, they soon broke to lead 3-1 in the second before the Swedes responded. It took a tie-break, which Johansson and Aspelin won, to decide the third set. A brilliant reaction volley from Roger helped break Aspelin again at the start of the fourth set, our star eventually serving out the match.

 

"It is like a fantastic dream comes true, I feel really happy to win the gold medal. It is great, I enjoy that," said Roger in the mixed zone. "I have tried for several times to get a medal, and I came really close to the medal in Sydney where I finished fourth. Since then I can't stop thinking that If I am the best player in the world, I should do the same in the Olympics, and then finally I made it, it is really special also because it is for Switzerland, you know, our country can not get so many medals at one Olympics, maybe one or two, but this time I got a gold medal, it is for my country, I really feel different, as it is for my country, it is different from the Grand Sam where I did it for just myself."

 

At the medals ceremony, when they played the Swiss national anthem and Roger and Stan stood on the highest platform, both were clearly on the edge of tears.

 

 
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09/10/2008 | 12:23 AM
I am so glad that Roger could atleast win one medal and it was a gold that must make Roger feel extra special. Go job Roger.
09/09/2008 | 07:11 PM
I had never seen you play doubles before Roger but I was not surprised at how well you did and then to bring home a Gold Medal-that was the very best. Someone taped your match for me and I just can't get enough of watching it. I was so glad to see the hap
09/09/2008 | 03:41 PM
GOOD JOB!!!
09/09/2008 | 03:00 PM
ROGER!!! i'm from spain, from Barcelona, and my name is Fernando. Im really happy for u to win the gold medal and YOUR FIFTH USOPEN. you are my idol and i will be following you until the last day of your career.
You are the best, simply the best. You ar
09/09/2008 | 06:21 AM
I feel happy you are win.
You are the best . Congratulation.
09/05/2008 | 07:12 PM
Congratulations! I watched this match. Both of you should play doubles too.
09/03/2008 | 03:53 PM
i forget thing
happyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy birthhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhdayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

09/03/2008 | 03:47 PM
hi roger you are sooo amazing you and wawrinka are a strong team and gold team congraultains for the gold medal gooooo team fedrinka iam soooooo sooooooooooo happpyyyy ilove you rogerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr congraultainssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss roge
09/03/2008 | 02:25 PM
Great Job Roger!
09/02/2008 | 12:06 AM
congratulations on your olympiv success. I hope you continue this in the US open. Good luck.
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