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Venetian Macao Tennis Showdown

22.11.2008 | Off Court

Roger has now definitely finished the 2008 season with a last exhibition in Macao. He showed another entertaining match, beating James Blake 6-4, 6-4 in the Venetian Macao Tennis Showdown. Roger said he was fit again but will nevertheless take an extended break before the new season begins in January.


"I've been feeling better and better even though I felt sick again at the start of the week. I have felt like my body has been recovering since my last match against Murray," said our World No. 2. "I was feeling well, which is a positive sign. It think it was the first time I really didn't think about my back and that is a good thing."


Roger broke Blake in the fifth game of the second set and retained the lead in sealing the win against Blake, who had knocked Roger out of the Olympic Games in Beijing. "I think people remember that I lost here last year (to Pete Sampras) so they figured they needed to support me to come through against James," Roger said of the crowd support he received in Macao.


McEnroe and Blake beat Roger and Björn Borg, 10-7 in the doubles finale.




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11/25/2008 | 06:33 AM
Hi Roger
I was one of the lucky 1000 fans that turned up at KLCC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to get a close view of youself and get the tennis ball autographed. It took me off guard when you asked " " will you be there tonite for the tournament" ? I fel
11/25/2008 | 04:55 AM
Hi Roger
I'm very happy that heard your health is good now. I belived for 2009 season u will become to # 1 sure.
I'm looking forward to see u.
Have a happy vocation with Mirka.
11/25/2008 | 03:26 AM
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11/25/2008 | 02:46 AM
can't wait next season 2009.
hope you'll get your best condition again.
i really want to see you win australian open again to equal sampras record.
and then win french open to surpass sampras record.
it'll be a wonderful thing.
hope you'r gonna fit f
11/25/2008 | 01:44 AM
Dear Roger,

your exhibition matches were fantastic.
Always, nice to see you smiling !

Take care of yourself.
I hope, you feel better now and you can enjoy your free time !!!
Have a well deserved rest, have e nice and wonderful holidays with Mirka
11/25/2008 | 12:11 AM
hola mi siuzo espero te encuentres bien y estes descanzando te amo cuidate besitosssss eres lo maximo mi h
11/24/2008 | 11:25 PM
I'm just waiting this news to come out!
So now Roger, have a great vacation with Mirka!
I'm looking forward to 2009! :-)
11/24/2008 | 08:39 PM
I just LOVE YOU ROGI.. <3<3<3<3<3<3<3
you rock***

11/24/2008 | 07:30 PM
Hey Roger come back... with strong physique and even stronger mental health...
11/24/2008 | 06:55 PM
Although we miss seeing you, it’s great to know you’re finally getting some rest. You’re our beloved champ so admired all over the world. Rest up and take best care. Prepare well and come back with a bang in 2009. Joy and peace to you and yours!

*It ma
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