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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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09/17/2009 | 08:35 AM
**pluran** (p.26),
I am sure that we all agree with you: how lucky we are to live in the Roger Federer era! Never has there been anything or anyone in the world that has made me get up in the middle of the night or stay up until far after midnight just t
09/17/2009 | 08:33 AM
Dear Roger,

You are the best tennis player ever,and many more GS will come ou way.Remember Wimbledon 2008 nad you won in 2009.Having said that I was quite disapponted that the press claims you had uttered profainites at the chair umpire.If this true it
09/17/2009 | 08:26 AM
we are still there for you! :D
by the way, take care mirka! and you cute lil twins! :D
09/17/2009 | 08:17 AM
dijo Del Potro hacia Roger:

-Federer tuvo palabras de elogio hacia vos... Viniendo de él, no se debe sentir lo mismo.

-Sí, me dijo que disfrute mi momento, que me lo merecía, y eso es increíble porque nadie me lo cuenta, lo vivo yo ahí. Sentí que me
09/17/2009 | 07:42 AM
It's ok for all of us fans of yours to see you accept with grace your lost but we know that you will come back on the next atp tour and we're praying for you always especially this barclays atp world tour championships.God bless you and your family take a
09/17/2009 | 07:19 AM
I CAN NOT believe it. I want to forget NY.

But I better think in the future. I think you are ready to win the 4 individual slams in 2010 season.
09/17/2009 | 06:48 AM
u had played ausumn that day...but everyday is not lucky 4 u..!!! hope u will win the aussie open and prove again that u r the worthy one.
09/17/2009 | 06:16 AM
Watching Roger Federer play tennis is the most beautiful thing in the world. No beautiful woman, even a million of them, can compare to the beauty. I've watched the greats from Laver on, and there has never been a player like Federer, not even close. I'm
09/17/2009 | 06:13 AM
Dear Roger,
U really played well but that was his lucky 2 win US Open but no problem stll u r d best n No 1.
Am wishing u the best luck in DAVIS CUP.
09/17/2009 | 06:07 AM
Dear Federer please be positive....your the best....and will be the best...your the legend of tennis....i'm lucky to be born in your era...please take care..i will support you no matter what happens...love you...