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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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08/22/2008 | 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.
08/22/2008 | 12:20 PM
hello fellow fans..

just want to congratulate our man (Roger).. i guess this would sum up all the best moment we were all waiting from you. make it good roger. we are really hoping for you to get the US open. please get your spot.

we know you can d
08/22/2008 | 10:51 AM
Congratulations Roger, I was very confident that you would get Gold. Congratulations to Stanislas also, it is great to see you in some doubles. You have done Switzerland proud.
08/22/2008 | 10:50 AM
Congrats on the GOLD MEDAL!
You will Always be NO 1 to MEEE!
GO ROGER! Love - Spaarkle XXXXXXXXXXX
08/22/2008 | 02:39 AM
Seeing a happy, smiling Federer is the best part of this event. Congrats to Roger and Stan! I know there will be more to come.
08/21/2008 | 10:55 PM
hi roger
congragulations on your doubles win
bt do u nt think that is slightly downscale to what u should be wining !

y cant u play the way u used 2 ! u seem nervous all of as sudden and vurnrable . the roger federer i have watched in the past wu
08/21/2008 | 10:38 PM
Foi demais Roger, adorei a performance depois do jogo...você parecia um brasileiro...
Abraços, Abraços, Abraços!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nosso número 1!!!!
08/21/2008 | 09:54 PM
Well, never it's too late to CONGRATULATE YOU and Stan!
Excelent Job, Rogi, Excelent Job, Stan!
You really deserved it and now you've got it!
Well done, it's such important, not only for the Swiss Team but also for you!
Successes at the Davis Cup!

08/21/2008 | 09:21 PM
FUERZA ROGER FUERZA PARA EL US OPEN VAMOS ROGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
08/21/2008 | 09:14 PM
hi roger
its never too late .
i learned from you how to be positive person and always look forward .we all go throw ups and downs but we should never gave up or loose the hope .i wish you win the us open and to have agood season in 2009 and why not to h