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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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08/23/2008 | 12:01 PM
Congratulations,dear Roger,i am very glad you win this.You are the best player,and you too played so well,full of tacit agreement.To me ,the best thing is to see your smiles.thanks for such an amazing game you played.Come on,you are the focus of my eyes.
08/23/2008 | 08:15 AM
congratulations ROGER !!! I'm very happy
08/23/2008 | 08:14 AM
Congrats on ur gold medal and i hope this medal will bring back ur confidence in the U.S open.
i hope u win the final again this year as well.
08/23/2008 | 08:12 AM
Congrats on ur gold medal and i hope this medal will bring back ur confidence in the U.S open.
i hope u win the final again this year as well.
08/23/2008 | 07:06 AM
congratulation FedEx..it was a emotional and very value won.
08/23/2008 | 06:55 AM
congrats roger
hopefully there will be better things commin up 4 u. All the best...
im so proud =)
08/22/2008 | 08:17 PM
** Boting**

If I am wrong and if Fed has made a comment like that then I am extreammmly happy. I just made that comment based on this news article, so maybe I am wrong. And I do wish i am wrong since i am always supporting him during discussions and
08/22/2008 | 07:42 PM
hi sweetie!!!

i did not have to much time to say congrats to you and to stan!!...well done Roger!!!...I hope you are in a better mood now!!...

my feelings to have have not change only because you loose...you know...you mean more than that...come on
08/22/2008 | 04:00 PM
Oh, b4 I 4get....CONGRATULATIONS to U !!!!
08/22/2008 | 03:59 PM
Hi Roger...I'm glad tat U get the Gold medal!!!
At last U managed to get an Olympic Gold medal for yourself & your country!!! I'm proud of you....and see u soon in Nov 2008 since U coming to Malaysia & I had booked the ticket to watch you game.
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