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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 | 12:54 AM
**1000aces** (p.21),

It’s a pity that you don’t see the difference between a bad post with a bad analysis and a lot of nonsense by someone known for his negative posts and the post by **Kuetschuek**, which is clearly ironic and written with te purpose
09/17/2009 | 12:44 AM
hi roger,
congratulations for what you have acheived this year and will acheive the rest of this year and next years you are the champion fo us and for all the world whatever happens keep going and we will alawys support you and we are sure that you can
09/17/2009 | 12:25 AM
To all wannabe coaches and fair weather fans,

I am so tired of hearing your comments and I am sure so is Roger.

Don’t you think that Roger knows what he didn’t do or what he did wrong during his final. Do you realize that it is a split second when
09/16/2009 | 11:51 PM
Also...did anyone see del Potro on Charlie Rose last night? He was respectful and said that Roger is more difficult to beat than Nadal. Said that Roger hits the ball harder and lower.

It was a good interview. Kinda hard to understand because his Englis
09/16/2009 | 11:40 PM
Thanks for another year of having the privilege to watch you play. I can't imagine what it would be like to see one of your matches live! I am relegated to television up here in Alaska.

Can't believe del Potro pulled it off! I was shocked and saddened
09/16/2009 | 11:06 PM
rog you are the greatest and there is no doubt. the king of tennis shall reign supreme always. it's just a game. take time to chill with la familia and enjoy the wonderful time you have had. you see when you set the standards so high anything less than th
09/16/2009 | 10:57 PM
Dear Roger,

It's been all analyzed what went wrong with you and what went right with D.P. Let's make all right for you next time!

We love you!!!!
09/16/2009 | 10:37 PM
Great tournament, Roger!!! The strategy of taking away the angles from delPo had an excellent chance of success... and almost did succeed! The downside was of course that by the 5th set, the big guy's legs hadn't been tested so much. I hope your back isn'
09/16/2009 | 10:36 PM
Amor bello,
un mal día lo tiene cualquiera!
eres el mejor de lejos y lo has demostrado, tras muchos juegos, este fué sólo un tropiezo!
eres el #1
Un besooooo
te adoro!!!
09/16/2009 | 10:34 PM
Your tennis is a philosophy, but ignorant to not understand.