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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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09/17/2009 | 03:09 AM
***hughsie***

Margaret, thanks..:)
09/17/2009 | 02:56 AM
GREAT JOB FEDERER!!! u lost this time, but ur still young, and can improve and play better!!!
Take a Break. spend some time with ur family, relax and enjoy every moment u can =)
09/17/2009 | 02:45 AM
Roger congratulations, you did a great game, you're still the best, the affection and admiration remains the same.
09/17/2009 | 02:26 AM
also I must say that you've had a great year and I love that you're the number 1 again, you are awesome.. rest in this little time and we will see you winnig again..
09/17/2009 | 02:21 AM
Hi roger, you did a good job but not a great one. Anyway congratulations and keep making your best that we (all your fans) love that..
09/17/2009 | 02:15 AM
Hi Rog,

I'm so sorry you didn't win the U.S. Open final. It was a strange match really when everyone was expecting an easy ride for you. Perhaps you agree with me that it was the first 3 points in both tiebreakers that really made it difficult for you.
09/17/2009 | 02:09 AM
***dutchlady** P 25

Thank you--I agree with ALL that you have said.
Kuetschuek P 21 is Swiss, a tennis player herself AND LONG time supporter of Roger. Not in a million years would she EVER offer advice to Roger. I like her sense of humour and alwa
09/17/2009 | 02:07 AM
hey Champ! It means nothing!
keep working for get the Barclay's ATP World Tour Final in London...
I'm sure you're winning it...
my best wishes and all my support is for you...
09/17/2009 | 01:03 AM
Dutchlady is absolutely right.1000aces , the next time you want to write something about a comment,read the comment properly twice before writing about it.
09/17/2009 | 12:59 AM
Hi Roger. I saw you at US OPEN. It was great for me see you playing. The spectacular shoot in the game with Djokovic was simply amazing. I went to your practices , got your sign and took a lot of pictures (i felt on the clouds). You were good in the t