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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 | 03:31 PM

even if you lose the us open does not mean that you have lost your touch. you were brilliant in the first set and then i think i did not see that calm composed great roger that day. you got so irritated, but it just happens and it was unfortunat
09/17/2009 | 03:31 PM
hi Roger you are not only best your are "The Best" player
09/17/2009 | 02:36 PM
Tough luck Roger. Sincere condolences on a difficult loss.

You played some amazing tennis these 2 weeks, so thank you for your efforts, it is always special to watch you play.

I think you know well how you had this match in your grasp, but I hope yo
09/17/2009 | 12:55 PM
Honey despite of everything you are the greatest tennis player.
I love you so much honey.
don't worry.
I wish you next year to win Gold Slam.
Be blessed Roger.
I love you dear.
You are my champion.
09/17/2009 | 08:04 AM
Dear Roger,

I was very sad even till now - how badly I wanted you to win the 6th US Open.

Yet it is great to see your smiling picture!

I know, "You can't win it all" and it is impossible to have a good day all the time. If you always play at you
09/17/2009 | 07:19 AM
Hi Roger,

It was just amazing to see such a smile on your face when you lifted up the runner up trophy. You are humble when you win, and gracious when you lose. You are a true champion.

Kind regards
09/17/2009 | 06:18 AM
Hey, I was one of your fans shouting "Go Roger!" in Arthur Ashe stadium on Monday. Really thought you were closing in for the kill at 5-4 in the 4th set, but alas, it was not to be. Looked like you might have some back problems again, with the low first-s
09/17/2009 | 03:51 AM
Hi man how are you,
almost all the comments about you after the final are so nices and I agree myself at the list but I need to say you my real consideration, I think you don't get all yourself in the match, 50% with 1 serve, many dobles faults, same loo
09/17/2009 | 03:25 AM
Dear Roger,
Sorry for my late post, but when you lose a match, I feel sick for little while.
I need recover my sanity and think with my brain and not with my heart again.
Of course you can´t win all the matches, my brain say so, but by heart don´t.
09/17/2009 | 02:08 AM

Although things didn't quite work out in the U.S. Open final, you played brilliantly again in the tournament and should be proud to reach the championship match of all four majors this year. Please know that your fans support you in this moment