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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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09/18/2009 | 09:16 PM
You star playing perfectly but I think that there were a lot of circumstances that got into your nerfs.. a mediocre umpire chair, the crowd, JM slowing the game as he needed to.... It's so sad to see how thinks are changing in tennis... you are the last g
09/18/2009 | 07:40 PM
Roger, commiserations on not defeating Del Potro and the match just seemed to slip from your grasp. Some contoversial decisions didnt go your way plus poor interpretations by the official on the use of hawkeye. Del Potro though was very hungry to win an
09/18/2009 | 07:38 PM
This grand slam may have eluded you but you will be back to your best for the end of year ATP and then on to the Australian Open in 2010. Good luck for the rest o the year. Best wishes to Mirka and your daughters.
09/18/2009 | 06:43 PM
You can't be perfect all the time. You will always be my favorite. I always stand up for you and fight with kids at school about your greatness. Keep it up. :)
09/18/2009 | 06:24 PM
Congratulations Roger for your Victory in Genoa and for your superb run at the US Open Tournament (even if you did not win) !
Viel Glück for the rest of the season, particularly at the Bercy Master in Paris which is still absent from your CV and for the
09/18/2009 | 05:45 PM
hey federer,
don't worry.this is not a matter.you are the best.
09/18/2009 | 05:33 PM
DEAR ROGER

l ENJOY EVERY MOMENT WATCHING
YOUR TENNIS PERFORMANCE.....
YOUR SHOT AGAINST DJOKOVIC
REALLY GREAT :)
THANK YOU ROGER
AND
WISH ALL THE BEST TO YOU AND YOUR
NICE FAMILY
:)
BY HAPPY
WITH LOVE
KETRIN
09/18/2009 | 04:51 PM
Hi Roger ,
I’ am so sorry for you … Roger … , but don't worry about this match (final) , you was a great , but in the end of the match Del Potro has won , in five sets , in a great final ...
I’ am sure that in the next year you have won the US-OPEN titl
09/18/2009 | 04:47 PM
Hi Roger ,
I’ am so sorry for you … Roger … , but don't worry about this match , you was a great , but in the end of the match Del Potro has won , in five sets , in a great final ...
I’ am sure that in the next year you have won the US-OPEN title ...
Y
09/18/2009 | 04:43 PM
Hi Roger ,
I’ am so sorry for you … Roger … , but don't worry about this match , you was a great , but in the end of the match Del Potro has won , in five sets , in a great final ...
I’ am sure that in the next year you have won the US-OPEN title ...
Y