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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.




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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17.09.2009 | 10:53
It was a thrilling and stunning finals but the fact remains...it was a hard fought championship match for both Federer and Del Potro! These men played another great tennis match and both deserve our warmest congatulations. Del Potro was the better player
17.09.2009 | 10:45
i donot understand how u give up sooooooo easy u must be alittle fighter u never wear black again
17.09.2009 | 10:28
--------- kuetchueck ------------

yes . i was wrong . sorry about that

my head was spining because of the silly

posts from the ----- returnoftheking ------

but i realy loved ur way
17.09.2009 | 09:59
Just enjoy the game, Dear

17.09.2009 | 09:56
Tank you for all your matches.It`s always a pleasure to watsh when you are playing.Also the last matsh.
This US-open final was a thriller.And you were so close to win it. But like you said ,a man cannot get everything.
All the best in future
17.09.2009 | 09:50
****Ricofedfan p.25

loved your post, I would summarize: since Roger is totally HAPPY, I’m totally HAPPY.

****Dutchlady, Nightwing007, hughsie p.25

thanks for answering for me with perfect words. I’m relieved to see that there are fans who were ab
17.09.2009 | 09:29
roger you are still no.1 don`t worry you`ll stay there without problems
17.09.2009 | 09:16
i love roger. i want him to win every match. but that is impossible. if he could not win, i'm glad it was del potro. the media got it wrong though. del potro is no threat to roger. he has the record and his legend is established. he is 8 years younger. he
17.09.2009 | 09:04
the loss of us open is not a big deal~!!!no matter how much games you win or lose,you are still the greatest~!!!
17.09.2009 | 08:59
Of course, Del Potro is really a tough player, but I think if Roger can be calm down & gave him much more pressure as same as 1st set, I think that he must win Del Potro in 3 straight sets, probably the new history can be made by Roger again, so mentally