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15.09.2009 | Tennis

Federer stunned by del Potro in US Open final (Forbes)

 

Normally so cool, so consistent, so in control of his emotions and his matches, Roger Federer let the U.S. Open championship slip from his grasp.

 

Two points from victory against inexperienced, unheralded Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina, two points from a sixth consecutive title at Flushing Meadows and a record-extending 16th Grand Slam overall, Federer, quite simply, fell apart Monday.

 

He railed at the chair umpire. His legs grew weary. His double-faults mounted. He could not figure out a way to stop the 6-foot-6 del Potro from pounding forehand after forehand past him. In a result as surprising for who lost as how it happened, del Potro came back to win his first Grand Slam title by upsetting Federer 3-6, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2.

 

 

 

Federer’s U.S. Open Streak Ends in Emotional Loss to Del Potro (Bloomberg.com)

 

Roger Federer was rolling toward his record-tying sixth consecutive U.S. Open championship when a line challenge got in the way.

 

“I got off to a pretty good start, and had things under control as well in the second set,” Federer said. “I think that one cost me the match eventually. But I had many chances before that to make the difference. So it was tough luck today, but I thought Juan Martin played great. I thought he hung in there and gave himself chances, and in the end was the better man.”

 

 

 

Del Potro beats Federer in US Open final (Belfast Telegraph)

 

Roger Federer's five-year reign as US Open champion has come to an end following a four-hour battle with Juan Martin del Potro last night.

 

The two men shared the first four sets, but the world number one began to flag in the decider.

 

Federer was typically gracious in defeat, saying he had a great tournament, but del Potro was the best competitor.

 

 

 

Del Potro leaves Federer in daze with US Open win (Washington Post)

 

Roger Federer sat in his sideline chair, listening to the music, gazing into the distance - the glassy-eyed look of a defeated man.

 

Shocked.

 

The owner of the most Grand Slam titles in history - maybe the best player of all time - finally lost at the U.S. Open, but not to Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick or even Andy Murray.

 

 


Juan Martin del Potro puts thrilling end to Roger Federer’s US Open reign (Times Online)

 

For Federer, it was a remarkable end to an incredible year that began with him unable to stem the tears at the Australian Open when he lost an epic five-set battle to Nadal. His first French Open triumph changed everything and, when he won Wimbledon, he broke the record of wins in grand-slam tournaments set by Pete Sampras. Win No 16 was agonisingly close but Del Potro snatched it away from him with a brilliant performance.

 
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22.09.2009 | 01:26
ok Roger...adoraria que vencesse, porém coisas acontecem...hum...não gostei na verdade!
Mas, depois daquela bola contra Novak...você pode tudo!
bj
Lila
21.09.2009 | 21:27
You are the best
21.09.2009 | 17:45
hi! i'm late. but you're always the best in my heart! love you!
20.09.2009 | 23:03
HEY MEN DON´T WORRY BE HAPPY RELAX.
20.09.2009 | 15:32
Hi Roger,
Just wanted to say that all the other grand slams your were great. The Us open was so redicuilous. That umpire should not have got out of line. I don't blame you for getting upset for I would have also. Your a great tennis player the Best!!!!!
19.09.2009 | 22:44

Rog,
It’s been a while since I posted. There are more than I feel appropriate to say… Usually, Jamiechin’s philosophy (P24 US Open Webnews ) is also my motto. I do not pretend to be an expert in tennis, but I do know a bit about the science behind t
19.09.2009 | 22:43
Dear roger:
I`m not going to talk about the us open final...
because five consecutive titles and the sixth was final talks much bettre..
After a great season (two titles and two finalist in slam, two masters titles, Regetting wimbledon and world no1 an
19.09.2009 | 11:38
Hi Roger, if it's any consolation I couldn't believe the fine!! I think you were right in the point you made about time and challenging. As for swearing, it was non-directed and makes one wonder what John McEnroe would have done for cash had such restric
18.09.2009 | 21:20
Dear Roger
I've read this morning that you have to pay a fine $1500. and I heard that it's the first time in your long career that you are punished like that. It is awful, nobody considered the way the referee behaved! Is there any way to stop such viole
18.09.2009 | 21:20
Roger,
You are the greatest, the N.1 and all. but Del Potro was better on every way. I did not like the way you tried to put him out of focus. Not normal coming from you. Winning that way ??
Still think you are the rgreatest ..for now
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