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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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11/24/2008 | 01:56 PM
all the best to you in the off season.
11/24/2008 | 01:40 PM
Happy to know you´re feeling better, and started to recover...
Have a good rest, great holidays, and then good preparation for 2009:)
Hope your 2009 will be better than 2008, hopefully without illness or injuries.
See you in a few weeks, for now i'm al
11/24/2008 | 01:09 PM
I wish you a wonderful holiday and hopefully next year you are fit again and able to try to be nr. 1 again, but being nr. 2 is also not so bad :-)

All the best.
11/24/2008 | 12:54 PM
I'm so glad for you...I love you
11/24/2008 | 12:52 PM
Dear Roger,
Wonderful ending!We love you forever!
11/24/2008 | 12:42 PM
Ansd again, thank you very much, Roger, for writing personal letter to us often.

I am conforted by each letter.
11/24/2008 | 12:35 PM

You had so much fun at Macao exhibition. It was so good that you were so happy and childlike..

You displayed great sportsmanship this year despite difficult conditions. I am so happy for your Olympic Gold in doubles, fifth US Open trophy, and
11/24/2008 | 11:55 AM
Official AO 2009 thread has been started, if you like to have a look and chat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11/24/2008 | 11:36 AM
Hi Sweetie,

Glad to hear that you are feeling better and better. I was there in Macao watching you play and was happy to see you having fun that night. Lucky me, having you stand right in front of me signing autograph on my RF cap and fan calendar duri
11/24/2008 | 11:08 AM
Hi Sweetie,

Glad to hear that you are feeling better and better. I was there in Macao watching you play. You seemed enjoying the matches very much. Lucky me, I got your autograph on my RF cap and fan calendar during the practice session and you even sm
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