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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 | 02:49 AM
Go on Rog, still go ahead!
09/15/2009 | 02:48 AM
it's OK Roger. you're still #1. it's just not your day today. have a good break and start fresh next year! all the best!
09/15/2009 | 02:48 AM
first of all i love yu more than i lovemyself...... but really after losing this match i really wanna die ....oh my god i am really sad.....tis is the sadest moment in my life
09/15/2009 | 02:47 AM
hey roger you're still the best and a gentleman, love you even with the loss to potro
Mihaela And Dorin
09/15/2009 | 02:47 AM
That's okay!thanks for a great matches!there's always next time!You are always my champion!!!

love,
Cathy
09/15/2009 | 02:47 AM
Dear Roger... Excellent match!!!
No problemo lost to the new giant in tennis. But we believe you still hv lots of your time to achieve more slams.
Take this moment as a moment to stay humble as the greatest player of all.
We love you and proud of you!!
09/15/2009 | 02:45 AM
Roger,

You have played a fantastic US Open this year. Unfortunately you couldn't reach your top level this year and Juan could. Ignore the idiotic comments and look at the bright side of the two weeks, like that fantastic shot versus Novak.

Can't wa
09/15/2009 | 02:45 AM
Roger, tough to see you lose. It was a great tournament. Be proud. We love you.
09/15/2009 | 02:44 AM
Roger no matter what happened, you are incredible you are great, so, next us open you will win. You have a lot of championships ahead. you always will be the best, my number one. Love you
09/15/2009 | 02:43 AM
ummmm you didn't say 'see you next year' WHY DIDN'T YOU SAY 'SEE YOU NEXT YEAR????'
you better not retire over this! just another speed bump!
can't win them all but you played a heck of a match still!
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