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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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09/23/2009 | 11:17 PM
Hi roger.............

we love you in libya
09/23/2009 | 10:54 PM
Tough loss, Roger. But you are sill #1! You did not come away with any injuries, either.

Enjoy your family, get that serve working again, and then whoop 'em in the Masters!!!
09/23/2009 | 06:14 PM

Congratulations Roger and Mirka and your babies on the 2nd month of life,I´d like to see a pick of the girls , I have 3 twins, but now they are 4 years old, of course is a big deal, but nothing so nice!!!
09/23/2009 | 12:06 PM
Don't care about this defeat Roger ! You broke almost all records ! And it's not the last tournament of your career.
You're still the best player for all your fans who support you even if you lose !

Come on Come on Roger. You are the Best.
09/22/2009 | 05:38 PM
I'm so sorry roger,
you played perfect at the first set, but that was not premanent! that day was not just your day,

but you are always the best and the winner in our hearts,
comm'on champ,and hope you best results for the rest of the seasson...

09/22/2009 | 04:16 PM
hi roger........great run at the open.....i was there for your final.....just as i was last year....next time you'll show del potro who the "man " is........not to worry.....you're the greatest of all time.......and your fans will always love you.......ha
09/22/2009 | 09:13 AM
Dear Roger..I felt sad with your loss at the US Open final and I really hope you can win it,but nobody is perfect..It's ok because you had a great year..hope to see you play more fantastic tennis..best of luck to you ;-)
09/22/2009 | 12:00 AM
It was my birthday on the day of the match and I had high hopes for you winning. I was lovely to see a five setter, but it did not go your way. Sorry to see a loss, but there will be more great matches to come from you and thanks for letting us watch.
09/21/2009 | 04:12 PM
ok it is a loss but you have everything needed to go on and try your next shot. be happy being healthy and tennis and llife goes on

love and support always...
09/21/2009 | 02:35 PM
dont worry roger,u have done ur best,it was a superb match.....dont worry u have came back to ur old form,so go ahead days are waiting 4 u and we all will b vid u always
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