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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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09/18/2009 | 03:34 AM
COME ON!Roger!You have tried your best during the US OPEN.You are always the best!
Recently,you just need to spend more time on your family.Looking forward to your show in Shanghai!
09/18/2009 | 03:33 AM
Dear Roger,
Dont worry about this loss too much, because it was a very close match. Just remember that you played well, and you had some chances in the 4th set, although you were not able to take them. I wish you good luck in your next tournaments!
see
09/18/2009 | 03:06 AM
Hey, Roger, you did a great job man!!! Your performance was excellent! Your journey to the final was really beautiful, mainly in the semifinal against Djokovic. What a grand willy you did!!! Roger, it was certainly one of the best points I've ever seen! T
09/17/2009 | 11:54 PM
***1000aces

it's all right.
go to "my messages", had already sent you a personal note before you posted on p. 27...
09/17/2009 | 11:25 PM
Vamos Roger no ganaste esta vez pero erea un gran campeon de todos los tiempos, tu servicio no estuvo optimo para el nivel de tu juego, pero tienes muho por delante asi que disfruta la vida en familia y espero verte pronto en accion
09/17/2009 | 11:23 PM
Vamos Roger no ganaste esta vez pero erea un gran campeon de todos los tiempos, tu servicio no estuvo optimo para el nivel de tu juego, pero tienes muho por delante asi que disfruta la vida en familia y espero verte pronto en accion
09/17/2009 | 09:28 PM
My wishes to Roger in 2010:
- win AO vs Djokovic in final
- win FO vs nADAL IN FINAL
- win Wimb vs Murry in final
- win UO vs DelPotro in final
09/17/2009 | 08:26 PM
hola roger.como estas y espero q bien...
la verdad q no importa q hayas perdido nada es para siempre y estamos super contentos de ser tus fans ganes o perdas.lo q paso es algo completamente normal:q un jugador pierda un partido de tenis.como argentina qu
09/17/2009 | 08:11 PM
come on roger! i know you'll get over this very fast and be ready for the next grand slam in melbourne 2010!
09/17/2009 | 07:27 PM
**Dutchlady**

Thanks for your kind words...just putting down whatever came to mind...:)

Cya all soon..
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