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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 | 10:11 AM
Dear Roger,

Have a good and relaxing vacation through the year end and be fit again for the Australian Open in Jan 2009. I really hope that you can win the title and total of 14 grand slam title in hand. Besides, this year I have full confidence you ar
11/24/2008 | 08:32 AM
Many thanks for another entertaining year Roger.. I'm sorry you have not been injury and illness free.. Please have a very relaxing holiday with Mirka and come back in 2009 refreshed and ready to kick some butt.. We love you Roger, you'll always be our ch
11/24/2008 | 08:30 AM
What a wonderful night in Macao!!
I'm so glad that you feel bettwr now=]
Have a nice holiday with Mirka and your family
Looking forward to 2009 (a new start for you)

11/24/2008 | 08:14 AM
podger p6
thanks for correcting me,i asked my husband about the postcode ,thought its correct!i just type it w/o thinking..thanks!
common lets cheer roger in sw19 but july 2009!
godbless roger!
11/24/2008 | 08:14 AM

11/24/2008 | 07:51 AM
roger it was definately wonderful to see u having so much fun on exhibition tours..
i was just too excited to have finally met u in malaysia after being a fan of yours in like forever, ur a fantastic person, n just very sweet to ur fans..
n i do hope u
11/24/2008 | 07:01 AM
I watched your game champ. Im glad seeing you enjoying it. -- Take care and wishing you a healthy new year ahead. -- J
11/24/2008 | 06:55 AM
Hi roger,

you are the major headline of 2008. All the bitter and sweet memories belong to you.

You will be still be the greatest newsmaker of 2009. Many people want to see you win more slams, get number one ranking. Yes, of course, there will o
11/24/2008 | 06:36 AM
You are my idol !.. Thank you
11/24/2008 | 05:07 AM
Congratulations again Roger!

That's a really fantastic ending game and season moving to your holiday break. Come back next year with a very outstanding positive sight and a very healthy body, mind, and spirit. I believe that the King in you will regai