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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 | 02:23 AM
Never mind Federer take a break
and next time better
09/15/2009 | 02:23 AM
one match point saved.

09/15/2009 | 02:22 AM
Federer had chances earlier -- but one lose game can change things and Potro is no easy opponent.

Now -- I don't think anything is going to hold potro back.

Case in point: don't wake a sleeping giant. Federer did that.

If anybody can do it -
09/15/2009 | 02:21 AM
What I am hoping for? I am the greatest fool, and I love Roger so much! I can't stand this at all. Really the same as with Nadal in Melbourne
Really dissappointing
09/15/2009 | 02:21 AM
Roger, show us you are the best of the world. please win!!
09/15/2009 | 02:20 AM
please roger win
09/15/2009 | 02:19 AM
one more chance to break Del Potro.

09/15/2009 | 02:19 AM
CONDOLENCES TO ALL ROGER FEDERER
FANS
09/15/2009 | 02:19 AM
still here boting!!!
09/15/2009 | 02:19 AM
Guys, pray 4 him...