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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 | 10:44 AM
hi sir roger!aja aja aja fighthing!you always the best prayer i ever known=)!! and whatever the result is we always here in your left,right,back and front of you just to give our support..and lets go,lets celebrate we had long day for celebration.
09/16/2009 | 10:27 AM
Roger, Great match .You were flawless in the first two sets.Like you say, it's important to stay positive and look forward....Looking forward to an equally good 2010
09/16/2009 | 10:20 AM
goo on rog..!! it doesnt matter you win or lose.. you are our champ.. gooo rog..
09/16/2009 | 09:50 AM
Hi Roger,

Shame about your loss. But I think this is positive in some ways.

All in all, Del Potro was hungrier than you and he "Believed" all the way. The loss of the second set illustrated it all. Finally, your serve was apparently not optimal and
09/16/2009 | 09:38 AM
Roger, we all would have preferred a different result today but as you said, it’s been an ‘amazinRoger, we all would have preferred a different result today but as you said, it’s been an ‘amazing’ Summer. Sadly we all have losses to face – yours are mor
09/16/2009 | 09:36 AM
Roger, we all would have preferred a different result today but as you said, it’s been an ‘amazing’ Summer. Sadly we all have losses to face – yours are more public than ours – congratulations on the manner of your acceptance today. Enjoy your rest and
09/16/2009 | 09:24 AM
F*** Del Potro! may Roger beat him next time in a Grand Slam with a score of 6-0 6-0 6-0 u were lucky Del Potro alot of wrong decisions against Roger won him the match but Roger is still the best
09/16/2009 | 08:35 AM
Sorry you lost - am still in shock! - but you are still the best and always will be. Look forward to seeing you win the Masters Cup.
wrinkly
09/16/2009 | 08:28 AM
Roger
Don't so sad. Another title waitting for u. U always best tennis player in the world. We always support u. Hope you happy with yr.family during this holiday.
09/16/2009 | 08:00 AM
well maestro,

i guess ur prediction was quite accurate when u mentioned in the press conference saying that Juan MDP could be ur biggest threat in the US Open this year.

but m8, u held d match in control quite well if u compare with OZ and Wimby 200