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15.09.2009 | Tennis

Federer stunned by del Potro in US Open final (Forbes)


Normally so cool, so consistent, so in control of his emotions and his matches, Roger Federer let the U.S. Open championship slip from his grasp.


Two points from victory against inexperienced, unheralded Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina, two points from a sixth consecutive title at Flushing Meadows and a record-extending 16th Grand Slam overall, Federer, quite simply, fell apart Monday.


He railed at the chair umpire. His legs grew weary. His double-faults mounted. He could not figure out a way to stop the 6-foot-6 del Potro from pounding forehand after forehand past him. In a result as surprising for who lost as how it happened, del Potro came back to win his first Grand Slam title by upsetting Federer 3-6, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2.




Federer’s U.S. Open Streak Ends in Emotional Loss to Del Potro (Bloomberg.com)


Roger Federer was rolling toward his record-tying sixth consecutive U.S. Open championship when a line challenge got in the way.


“I got off to a pretty good start, and had things under control as well in the second set,” Federer said. “I think that one cost me the match eventually. But I had many chances before that to make the difference. So it was tough luck today, but I thought Juan Martin played great. I thought he hung in there and gave himself chances, and in the end was the better man.”




Del Potro beats Federer in US Open final (Belfast Telegraph)


Roger Federer's five-year reign as US Open champion has come to an end following a four-hour battle with Juan Martin del Potro last night.


The two men shared the first four sets, but the world number one began to flag in the decider.


Federer was typically gracious in defeat, saying he had a great tournament, but del Potro was the best competitor.




Del Potro leaves Federer in daze with US Open win (Washington Post)


Roger Federer sat in his sideline chair, listening to the music, gazing into the distance - the glassy-eyed look of a defeated man.




The owner of the most Grand Slam titles in history - maybe the best player of all time - finally lost at the U.S. Open, but not to Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick or even Andy Murray.



Juan Martin del Potro puts thrilling end to Roger Federer’s US Open reign (Times Online)


For Federer, it was a remarkable end to an incredible year that began with him unable to stem the tears at the Australian Open when he lost an epic five-set battle to Nadal. His first French Open triumph changed everything and, when he won Wimbledon, he broke the record of wins in grand-slam tournaments set by Pete Sampras. Win No 16 was agonisingly close but Del Potro snatched it away from him with a brilliant performance.

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09/16/2009 | 10:12 PM
There are some technical things that I think Rog needs to work on, in general.

1. Movement. The key to his game, and the key to beating the likes of Rafa and other "human backboards". When it's off, the game is off. Not only does he need to maintain fr
09/16/2009 | 09:56 PM
Roger played in all 4 GS finals. I noticed a pattern during these finals. When Roger won his tie-breaks, he went on to win the match. (one against Soderling in FO & two against Roddick at Wimbledon). When he lost the tie-breaks, he ended up losing the mat
09/16/2009 | 09:45 PM
Oi foi tudo maravilhoso para ele a partir de Roland Garros...alí foi um divisor de águas para Federer com certeza...antes perder para ele numa final era muito triste, depois de RG, perder será um detalhe ou outro...Parabéns Roger! Parabéns a todos que tra
09/16/2009 | 09:45 PM
Four consecutive grand slam finals in a calendar year!! I consider that an outstanding accomplishement indeed. Especially your had such a health concern with mono and the nagging back problem. I think you are great my dear Federer san.

To be honest
09/16/2009 | 09:32 PM
The US OPEN is dusted and gone,
Roger fans are certainly moving on,
He still needs your support, not your doubts,
Your applause and laughter, not your pouts,
Wins or losses, we'll take it all in,
Thinking positively and staying calm within,
For he's
09/16/2009 | 09:31 PM
Hi Roger
I don't know if you will read all of these comments, but I wanted to say that there were several factors that prevented you from winning your 6th US open;
1. You were disadvantaged in a big way by having to play your semifinal second
2. Your s
09/16/2009 | 09:22 PM
I read it on the net!I can not believe how cruel the media is at the moment.
09/16/2009 | 09:18 PM
Roger, don´t worry... It´s a pity, but you know thus is life.
Undoubtedly, you are the best tennis player in history and what happened on Monday was just a match lost.
Try to relax and enjoy a few days with your family and don´t pay too much attention t
09/16/2009 | 09:15 PM
**Nightwing007** To quote McEnroe - You cannot be serious!! How about the chair umpire apologises to Roger for how he spoke to him, and holding his hand down to him like you might to a child! And while he's at it, maybe he could apologise for the quite
09/16/2009 | 09:10 PM
Hello Roger fans,
update on Roger - he is in Genoa, Italy and is preparing for the Davis Cup match for this coming Weekend. He is not sure if he will play as he said that he is tired. Maybe will only play the double or only last single - depending on h