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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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09/17/2009 | 09:55 PM
come oooon hes human !!!!!!!! its perfectly normal to lose for such a good player like delpo and im sure that federer is going to come back stronger than befor to win the london title ..... all the best roger we are behind you fooooooooooooor ev
09/17/2009 | 08:51 PM
It's Ok Roger.You are the King of kings as for as the Tennis is concern.Keep one thing in your mind Don't give anytime to these guys try to finish it off as early as possible like you had a chance in the fourth set.
All the best,Take ca
09/17/2009 | 08:40 PM
well Roger it had to happen one day
Its not a tragedy
There are two things I would add
You have to keep your opponent down, when playing great players. he had no chance, you let him back in the match.
You were not relaxed you made to much of this titl
09/17/2009 | 08:31 PM
Don't worry be happy,Roger!!!
You are the greatest player in the world!!
And You will be the best forever!!!
In my eyes you are the best sportsman after ever!!! :)
09/17/2009 | 08:20 PM
Don't worry be happy,Roger!!!
You are the greatest player in the world!!
And You will be the best forever!!!
In my eyes you are the best sportsman after ever!!!
09/17/2009 | 05:19 PM
you are the greatest master in my heart!
09/17/2009 | 04:54 PM
I couldn't write on monday, either talk about the match, how can I tell you? Of course that, as an argentinian, I would feel very happy about Del Potro, as he deserved the match, he played a wonderful tennis, but......I JUST CAN'T, why? Because you are in
09/17/2009 | 04:52 PM
We expect alot from you don't we ? I mean you win the French, break slam record, and you have to win again...Its not realistic. You are back to your best tennis form (you have now djoker and murray back in your pocket) well done on a great year and keep m
09/17/2009 | 03:51 PM
doesnt matter roger, will always cheer 4 u!
09/17/2009 | 03:37 PM
Come on Roger. There are still tournaments ahead. and the next year to regain its place on NY. Always with you.