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Not a good start

10.11.2008 | Tennis

Roger did not catch a good start at the Masters Cup today, losing 6-4, 4-6, 3-6 to France's Gilles Simon in his first round-robin match.

 

Our champ was sublime in the opening set but lost his way in the next two as Simon took control. Simon, who got his ticket for the season finale when world number one Rafael Nadal withdrew injured, targeted our top seed's backhand with his powerful groundstrokes and sealed his reward with an ace after just over two hours. It was Roger's 14th defeat - and second to Simon - this season. A year ago, Roger faced the same scenario, facing a defeat against Fernando Gonzalez, but then came back to clinch his second consecutive title and fourth overall.

 

In the second match of the day Andy Murray plays Andy Roddick.

 
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11/12/2008 | 02:57 PM
congratulate Roger!!! uncountable many beautiful shots!!! unreal ones. beautiful ones, amazing play. congratulate again.
11/12/2008 | 02:57 PM
Bravo Roger!!!!

I wish you would have smiled when signing into the camera... OK, I'm not complaining...

You shanghaied the worm!


11/12/2008 | 02:57 PM
Yes, yes, yes BRAVO and CONGRATULATIONS !!!!
I'm so, so, so happy .........
Ewa
11/12/2008 | 02:57 PM
Yes!!!
Just got to another link, and could see the final game, great!
Now,Roger, take a good rest, and good luck against Murray!
Rogerohlics, for me it's now lunchtime, and I'll eat with more apetit!!!:)
11/12/2008 | 02:56 PM
ggooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuje
11/12/2008 | 02:56 PM
Congratulations Roger!
Best of Luck in the next match against Andy Murrary.
You can win this TMC.
Come on Roger!!!!!!
11/12/2008 | 02:55 PM
Bravo, brabo, bravissimo!

Roger, you've done it.

Let's do the repeat of last year masters cup
11/12/2008 | 02:54 PM
beautiful play with uncountable many beautiful shots bhs, fhs serves and volleys as well!!! Step broke back but Roger's done and doing amazing shots!!! Rog is leading by 5-4,
Step's serving yes 0-15, 0-30, what a return 0-40!!!! 3 match point!!!!
11/12/2008 | 02:54 PM
Now Roger
11/12/2008 | 02:54 PM
3 match points Roger....please!!!