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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.

 

Shocked.

 

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 | 09:09 PM
Totally behind you regarding your comments about the Umpire. He was so unfair and dont be bothered by the press. They just want to create a story.

On the other hand, we are all confident your game is intact. Now this defeat should only motivate you mor
09/16/2009 | 09:01 PM
DEAR ROGER:
YOU CANT'T WIN ALL, WE KNOW BUT YOU HELPED A LOT TO DEL POTRO, THE FANS, SHAKING HANDS DURING THE MATCH, HELPED HIM A LOT, SO MANY THINGS, OF COURSE HE HAD SOME GREAT POINTS, AS HE HAD TIMES THAT HE WANTED TO CRY DURING TH
09/16/2009 | 09:00 PM
ROGER... siento tanto que hayas perdido, nunca pense que del potro podia ganarle, estoy muy triste,, pero a seguir con fuerzas porque quedan muchos gran slam en su carrera... se lo deseo de todo corazon!!! Todo mi amor para el mejor jugador del mundo....
09/16/2009 | 08:59 PM
These articles are not doing either player justice. JM Del Potro played really well, and I certainly do not feel that Roger "fell apart". It was a hard-fought match that went the distance. Roger keeps his streak of winning at least one Slam each year g
09/16/2009 | 08:45 PM
Guys I am not sure whether you have got this LATEST NEWS but the tennis officials are thinking about what Roger said to the chair umpire.They are expecting an APOLOGY FROM ROGER for using bad language!OH MY GOD WHAT IS GOING ON IN THIS WORLD????
09/16/2009 | 08:41 PM
Yes The Swiss Master lost to Delpo but he is the greatest player that ever played the game. He did not have anything to loose at this point in his career. It would have been gd if he won a 6th USO but anything that comes after is always going to be gravy
09/16/2009 | 08:40 PM
Sweet Roger,
we are so sorry you did not win. but thanks for a brilliant tennis and all the emotions that only you can give.
It's been a really great season and thank you for everything you have done for us, your fans.
Enjoy your time with your wonderf
09/16/2009 | 08:39 PM
*** believe 1
Thank you for this link. This article explain what happened in the match.
I would like to see ruthless Federer, also.
09/16/2009 | 08:35 PM
Let's put this into perspective, and please stop listening or reading the ridiculous sports media treatments (except for this one:

http://msn.foxsports.com/tennis/story/10074170/Federer's-latest-loss-just-adds-fuel-to-fire)

Every player has off matc
09/16/2009 | 08:21 PM
Hello Roger, Congratulations on your reaching the final and all the wonderful events that have happened for you and Mirka this year.
Can I just say that the linesmen really were "too" faulty during the final of the US Open with yourself and Del Potro...