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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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08/25/2008 | 08:04 AM
SORRY I AM LATE ON CONGARATULATING YOU AND STAN BUT I WAS ON HOLIDAYS.
IT IS REALLY GREAT WHAT YOU DID FOR YOUR COUNTRY. YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO BE PROWED OF. BUT I THINK IT IS FOR YOUR COUNTRY TOO WHEN YOU WIN A GRAND SLAM OR ANY MATCH BECAUSE THE FLAG
08/25/2008 | 12:04 AM
CONGRATS ROGER! YOU DESERVE EVERYTHING! I'M SO HAPPY! CONGRATS STAN! YOU REALLY PLAYED GREAT! THANKS ROGER FOR YOUR SMILE! I LOVE YOU! GOOD LUCK! GOLD WAS WAITING FOR YOU ROGI!
SONJA FROM SERBIA
08/24/2008 | 11:08 PM
I was abroad and I couldn't use internet...
I'm so happy that you and stan have won the golden medal! congrats guys!!!!
^kitsu^
08/24/2008 | 06:56 PM
Hi,Roger!

Well done!!You know I am little upset when I
heard you missed the single,I was worry about you would left not happy memory in Beijing, I really dont want it happen!! I hope every time you thinking about CHINA you will be happy,every time yo
08/24/2008 | 06:02 PM
Congratulations Roger!!!!!!!
08/24/2008 | 12:51 PM
oh yes Roger and Stan.....at last! Rog you should play more doubles.

Well done.
08/24/2008 | 12:53 AM
Congratulation Roger
Wonderful and this your time
Bring it's black
hope you can do
Cheer...Roger...
your fan club
08/23/2008 | 05:03 PM
Congrats Fedrinka! You are the best in the world.I am just so happy to see you smiiling.Hoping this gold will certainly boost your confidence level.You just have to be mentally tough, then you can also win the french Open,no doubt.I am very happy that you
08/23/2008 | 02:26 PM
Come on Roger
i love you
xxxxx
08/23/2008 | 02:26 PM
Come on Roger
i love you
xxxxx
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