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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 | 02:43 AM
you didn't lose it - Juan won it
ROGER FPREVER AND EVER AND EVER
09/15/2009 | 02:43 AM
Proud? 11 double-faults, 47%, 62 unforced errors. That don't make me proud. The whole match was an agony. I would be proud if he played good.
09/15/2009 | 02:42 AM
You loss but for me you are the best tennis player of ever, come on ¡¡¡
09/15/2009 | 02:40 AM
****GNAG****

CELEBRATING ????

THAT ARE YOUR WORDS NOT MINE

ALWAYS THE SAME COMMENTS HERE
AGAINST ME .

FEDERER HAS LOST BECAUSE HE PLAID
FAR BENEATH HIS LEVEL
CRISTAL CLEAR

09/15/2009 | 02:39 AM
we love you roger no matter what! we know you are the one who deserves it! del potro to me didnt have sportsmanship like you did.. thats whats most important! YOU ARE THE BEST! YOU ARE CHAMPION IN ALL OUR HEARTS! :D

love,
grace from singapore
09/15/2009 | 02:39 AM
Hi Roger,

Congratulations on a great US Open!
You lost to a good player and good man, he is a crier like you.
I am proud that you acted so well in defeat. I hope you are not finished yet.
Have a good rest with Mirka, the twins and your family.

09/15/2009 | 02:39 AM
Unbelievable!
Roger lost.....

Thank you for a good match.

Next year, I will hope that Roger achieves grand slam in one calendar year!

???????!
09/15/2009 | 02:38 AM
Dear Roger
Don't be too sad. It's enough that we. your fans are sad. But you started well and then made a lot of chances! The player who loses his chances can not win! Point. You must keep cool head from now on!
I will always support you, because I love
09/15/2009 | 02:38 AM
It's ok Roger... Our respect and love for you still the same... win or lose... Congratulations for the big effort you've done to defend the title...

GOD bless!!!

love lots
09/15/2009 | 02:38 AM
boting

I doubt that very very much however roger threw it away when serving for the second set. del potro was better today and he won. that's tennis but Roger did not deserve your comments today.... not after what he's achieved in his career. He can't