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Roger defeated in epic final

01.02.2009 | Tennis

Roger had to put on hold his quest to match Pete Sampras with 14 Grand Slam singles titles today. He was defeated by Rafael Nadal in another epic five-set final 5-7, 6-3, 6-7(3), 6-3, 2-6.

 

After 4 hours and 23 minutes on court Roger could not hold back his tears during the prize ceremony, showing how much this title would have meant to him. Our star was trying to equal Pete Sampras' record 14 major titles but has now lost to Nadal the last three times they've met in Grand Slam finals.

 

 

 

 
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02/14/2009 | 01:19 PM
DON´T CRYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!

breks my heart to see you like that....


BIANCA CARTAGENES-13
02/14/2009 | 11:53 AM
heyya feddy

u rock on d court n m sure u'll keep doin dat fer 4 yrs which r ahead of... m sure u r goin to beat sampras' record.... we have tremendous amount of faith in... wen u broke down so did i... plz dont cry.. wen u cry tears comes in our eyes t
02/14/2009 | 01:08 AM
Dear Roger
You almost beat him, Nadal, even though your serve was way off and you double faulted more than ever.
To me this says that on any ordinary day with no pressure you CAN and will easily beat him. You have let him get into your head and the cham
02/13/2009 | 10:41 PM
Great post by Micchelangelo. These are the kind of insightful comments that ROGER HIMSELF SHOULD READ. Read it, Rog!

There is a ton of purely technical and tactical tennis things that need breaking down and analyzing, and resolving.

The match was t
02/13/2009 | 08:10 PM
i am so sorry roger!!! Forever we will be with you!! Dont forger this!!!!Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
love you loads!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<3 <3 <3
02/13/2009 | 07:12 PM
Ciao Mario,
very good points you raised. Nadal is not difficult to defeat if Team Fed understand anything about tactics. Pete Sampras wanted to win Roland Garros "on my own terms", he said. Did he? why not? He did not want to change his playing style to
02/13/2009 | 04:20 PM
WE ARE ALWAYS WITH YOU!!!
02/13/2009 | 02:44 PM
Dear Rog,
It was a tough match and was so close in the end. You did very well to get to the final, and the fact that the match went to 5 sets proves you played hard to the very end. Well done mate. Me and my wife are very proud of you. Apologies if
02/13/2009 | 06:16 AM
dear roger u played well but the defeat is definetly sad but please gather only the positives and go to roland garros with ur head high never forget we are all with you
02/12/2009 | 07:48 PM
Roger you are for my the number one and the best, it continues ahead and it recovers the number one and it overcomes the record.