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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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09/01/2008 | 05:38 PM
Congratulations,Roger!
You are always the No.1.
Welcome to China in November!
09/01/2008 | 02:48 PM
????? ??????? ????? ????????? ????????? ???? ????????? ??? ?? ??? ?????? ????? ???? ????? ???????? ??????? ??? ??? ?????? ??????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ?? ?????? ??????? ???? ???? ????? ????? ?? ??? ?????????? ???????? ihope to win from GOD to roger
08/31/2008 | 03:36 PM
I agree whole-heartedly with davidneel.
Congratulations on your success, I've only just found out about it, having been on holiday. What a fantastic surprise. Brilliant news! Good luck in NY.
08/29/2008 | 12:35 PM
Bravo Roger, ce fut un match superbe, en l'honneur de la Suisse, "pour la gloire". j'ai aussi adore vos apartes entre partenaires, on aurait dit des collegiens preparant un "mauvais coup" C'etait assez drole de vous voir vous animer ainsi. La remise de me
08/29/2008 | 09:41 AM
Congratulations for you gold medal Roger! After that I am sure that you'll recover the number one. See you
08/29/2008 | 09:40 AM
Hello Roger,

A somewhat belated congratulation for you and Stan. Olympic champ, that must be a truly wonderful experience and feeling!

Best regards from Holland. And give everything you have at Flushing Meadows.
08/29/2008 | 04:45 AM
I was at tennis court and share in your victory.I Cheered for you and Hold the banner which "Roger Singls/Doubles No.1"is wrriten.That is the most happy moment for me too.
08/28/2008 | 04:02 PM
u bt my compatriots and won gold.lee hesh.every1 in my cuntry thinks it was partial 2wards u by postponing the rain.congo
08/28/2008 | 02:21 PM
well done my hero..nice playing ..keep going to the top baby..you are the one for us all... kisses and hugs to you..mmmmmooooaaaa
08/28/2008 | 12:36 PM
It's so wonderful that your dream of gold medal of the Olympic has already come true.
I suppose it is the best souvenir for you and Mirka.
Wish you happy all along.
Just love you so much.
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