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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 | 02:46 PM
Hi Roger My Name Is Elias .. I from Venezuela... bro you are the best... but i happy to win Juan Martin Del Proto... and Roger Good Look New Season.... Thx For You Time
09/18/2009 | 01:31 PM

Can anyone answer my questions??

By losing in the final of US Open 2009, Federer recorded a new achievement whether anyone has noticed or not. He now collected at least a Winner and also a Runner up trophy at all the Grand Slam Events. Does anyone o
09/18/2009 | 11:36 AM
I agree with Roger. The Chair Umpire doesn't fair and he cannot control the crown. He should be punished. Forget it and I know you can make it next year like you did at Wimbledon. Don't worry I am always on your side. Love you so much. Good luck for th
09/18/2009 | 11:08 AM
Its ok! cheer up! things will be good next time! you won everything and you will win the us open title next year if you want to?
09/18/2009 | 08:12 AM
My dear Roger the Great,

the greatest and the most beautiful tennis player of all time,

I am so sorry that you lost the final that you could have won in straight sets 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. I watched in disbelief that the match slipped away from your hand
09/18/2009 | 03:27 AM
When you cried on the court, I cried too. You are so close to another championship. Especially in the 4th set~~
09/18/2009 | 03:05 AM
you are so great that hundred argentines like me, want you to win !!!!!it would be extreme you wining 6 straght title, you are the 1º for ever!!!
09/18/2009 | 02:35 AM
it.s great match you realy deserv to win but this is the sport
no problem good luck next tournament
don.t worry you are the best in the world noe &later 100 year
khalid
09/17/2009 | 11:19 PM
YOU'LL ALWAYS BE OUR CHAMPION !!!!
09/17/2009 | 10:23 PM
Dearest roger,
Its really unfortunate to see the match end like this specially because it was really close!! But luckily you have already proved what a great fighter, sportsman, champion, etc..you are!!! Even though th last GS was almost yours, you ended