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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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09/16/2009 | 02:08 PM
Great effort Rogie... this is a season of dreams anyway... 4 GS finals, 2 GS titles, 2 Masters 1000 titles... hope you can win the world tennis cup in London and also the Basel ATP, which means a lot for you... I will be always supporting you, you're the
09/16/2009 | 02:04 PM
You're the greatest. Great match. You lost to a fine young man. We love you.
09/16/2009 | 01:52 PM
Dear roger, i don't care you didn't win the US open, because sometimes you have to lose, because otherwise you will never learn from your faults that you made! And be true, you had a wonderful summer, so don't be too upset!
I hope your girls are doing we
09/16/2009 | 01:45 PM
heyy roger!!

We support you unconditionally.....just focus on the next tournament....to hell with what the media says..dun bother...uve had a wonderful year and are playing your best.....just focus and stay cool.....best of luck for the ATPs and Barcla
09/16/2009 | 01:41 PM
Though its always hard not seeing you hold aloft the winner's trophy, nothing can take away from the brilliant season you've had this year. Hope you can get some well earned rest and come back bigger and better next year!
09/16/2009 | 01:00 PM
sorry about that. But don't worry you will probably win next year, you will get your title back. I think Del Potro played brilliantly and he deserved his win, your level dropped in the match I think, it happens sometimes, you can't play perfectly every si
09/16/2009 | 12:27 PM
Take a coach so you can turn your eyes onto his direction in between every point, and when you’re not sure about a call, you wait 15 seconds untill you understand his signs meaning „challenge it“, yes some fans are right, you need a coach, it’s impossible
09/16/2009 | 12:00 PM
still the best of ALL TIME!!!!!! Hope Delpotro is not a one slam wonder though...he has some potential.....all the best Rodger....hope family doing great.xo
09/16/2009 | 11:22 AM

It's ok. I know you will win at least 3 grand slams in 2010.Good luck for the remaining of the year
09/16/2009 | 11:20 AM
hi Roger
never mind
Your first serve was not at good at all
please relax now and keep going
love you always our hero FEDERER
lubna @munir Hindeleh