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Monday's final: Roger vs. del Potro

14.09.2009 | Tennis

Roger will face Juan Martin del Potro in Monday's US Open final after beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets 7-6(3), 7-5, 7-5.

 

It is the third year running that Roger has beaten Djokovic in New York as he is now only one last step away from his sixth consecutive title! No one has won six U.S. titles in a row since Bill Tilden in the 1920s and no player has captured three Slams in a row in the same year since Rod Laver's 1969 Grand Slam sweep.

 

The most amazing moment of the semi-final was clearly Roger's forehand hit between the legs which he swatted past an amazed Djokovic into the empty part of the court. "I practice them a lot actually but they never work," Roger said. "That's why I guess it was the greatest shot I ever hit in my life." Having seen a TV replay himself, he commented "That's unbelievable!" His magical shot brought up a match point for Roger. Novak Djokovic did have his chances throughout the match, but was unable to seize them. So Roger took advantage and made everyting clear after 2 hours 34 minutes.

 

Monday's final will bring Roger's seventh career meeting with Del Potro, our champ having won their previous six meetings.

 
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09/15/2009 | 02:00 AM
It is all over just like Wimbledon 2008
09/15/2009 | 01:57 AM
why is his first serve percentage so low????? Nothing but nerves can be doing that. Usually he is up at like 68% and winning on his first serve. What about the 50 aces with Roddick? Come on ROGER!
09/15/2009 | 01:56 AM
its 5:23 A.M here....watching whole night...
i deserve to c u win Roger.....
09/15/2009 | 01:54 AM
Hi Fed fans!

Well who thought it would be easy? Although the pivotal moment in the match had to be Del Potro's two double faults to hand Rogi the 3rd set, he certainly gave our man a scare with his massive hitting!

I have to say it was great to see
09/15/2009 | 01:54 AM
I can't believe he did so badly in that last tie-break. I can't watch anymore - it is 2am here. Good luck - please Roger get your 16th GS!!!
09/15/2009 | 01:53 AM
those people who say out so loudly are unfair ones. Roger stay calm don't let him the tie no way, no way!!!! sending you much strength!!!!!
09/15/2009 | 01:51 AM
come on federer... improve your serve,....
you have to win this 5th set.... if not... its the end...
09/15/2009 | 01:51 AM
goes to a fifth...silly to double fault first point of tie break
09/15/2009 | 01:51 AM
I do not know what is going on
09/15/2009 | 01:50 AM
Damn we are in a 5th set again in a grand slam final