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Roger has to pass on his US Open crown

15.09.2009 | Tennis

Roger was not able to extend his collection of Grand Slam titles to 16 today. He was defeated by Juan Martin del Potro in the final of the U.S. Open 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-7(5), 2-6.

 

In warm but slightly windy conditions, Roger started perfectly. At 5-4 and 30-0 in the second set, he was just two points away from a two sets to love lead. But the Argentinian suddenly stepped it up and after getting back to 30-30, he ripped a brilliant forehand pass down the line to set up a break point. The ball was initially called wide but always looked good with the naked eye and Hawk-Eye agreed as Del Potro won the challenge. Roger did not agree at all as he had seen the ball land next to the line. Roger started having more and more problems with his service and wasn't able to use this weapon in critical moments, cumulating a total of 11 double faults. Del Potro played a strong match, probably returning better than the players that had challenged Roger in the previous rounds. Del Potro was allowed a challenge after both players were near their seats in the third set, much to Roger's dislike. Our champ came out firing after that, but unfortunately wasn't able to keep it up. After claiming the third set, del Potro won a tiebreaker in the fourth and broke Roger in the second game of the fifth set.

 

 
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07/19/2010 | 09:34 AM
Roger,
You played great. Del Potro may just be a one-Slam wonder. Don't worry, because I know you will win many more Slams in the future. Best of luck!
09/30/2009 | 11:00 AM
That was the best match that you will ever see Del-Potro play. And you weren't at your best!
You'll win easily next time. We all have fate in you. You are the best player in the history of the game! You are a legend and you will win many more grand slams
09/29/2009 | 07:38 PM
I think that Juan plays match of his life with U, Roger. I buyed a polo in witch you were playing this match.... Whatever, you are the playing legend of this sport , it's a great pleasure to watch your matches, even when you are loosing...Sorry about my e
09/28/2009 | 01:58 PM
u broke all the records , it doesnt matter any more . u r the greatest
09/28/2009 | 02:04 AM
you still played a wonderful match and will always be the greatest player in history!
09/27/2009 | 05:06 PM
You are, and you will be the best. We believe in you. We will back you no matter what.
09/25/2009 | 11:57 PM
You’re always the greatest in our hearts!
09/24/2009 | 05:59 PM
Roger I Love You so much
Go Go GO
Su Su
i love you
xxx
09/24/2009 | 09:09 AM
Hi Roger,
I think that the next game vs Del Potro you will win, you need study the play of del potro.

Good luck.


Regards
jmont
09/24/2009 | 04:40 AM
roger! it always hurts us when you do not win- it is not about losing or winning but about playing well- and you never disappoint your fans - you are and will remain the greatest in the game and as a sportsman-
we salute you for adding to life's beauty
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