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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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18.09.2009 | 20:59
we love u soooo(...)ooo much! and no matter what happened you're still peRFect!
18.09.2009 | 18:24
Congratulations Roger for your Victory in Genoa and for your superb run at the US Open Tournament (even if you did not win) !
Viel Glück for the rest of the season, particularly at the Bercy Master in Paris which is still absent from your CV and for the
18.09.2009 | 15:32
Sad............but all the best for the other tournaments!
LOVE YA!
MAY GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!
18.09.2009 | 14:08
Hi,roger,no matter what the result was,you are and will always the greatest tennis player in my heart!
I'll pray for you forever!
Come on,come on!
Never give up!I'm confident with you!
18.09.2009 | 08:57
controversy with the referee is not good because it make you stressful lead to unforced errors. in the final in US open 09 you have controverted and the benificial Ý subject to Del Potro. this do not happen to you again.
best.
18.09.2009 | 07:49
Dearest Roger,

Nobody ever was so consistent in such a great filed of young talents than you are.
I GS Final with 2 wins was a FANTASTIC year !
Thank you for that!
Most of your fans are not really deeply disappointed with this final because - I thin
18.09.2009 | 07:37
dont worry its a game sometime we loss,,,so vll look farward for australian open
18.09.2009 | 06:28
15 Grand Slam Titles is not the limit of Roger Federer, that's for sure!
18.09.2009 | 04:22
It is nothing Roger,though you lost the game and failed your 16th championship.But what Iwant to tell you is tha, a real wairros ias a man who can stand up quickly after failed.Iam sure our Roger Federer can achieve this. go on! WE LOVE ROGER , ALWAYS HAV
18.09.2009 | 03:38
Roger, you've done a wonderful job. You played well at the USOpen. It doesn't matter if you didn't get the title. At least, you were in the final and you are the runner up of the USOpen 09. And you are still the number 1 player tennis in the world. This i