Skip to comments.Federer stunned by del Potro in US Open final
Posted on 09/14/2009 5:40:43 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
NEW YORK 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.
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Great game, and nice to have another great in the mens side (though Federer is as Classy as they come and it is hard to root against him)
Tennis player Roger Federer from Switzerland hits a shot between his legs against Novak Djokovic from Serbia during their semifinals match of the 2009 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, in New York. Federer won 7-6, 7-5, 7-5 to reach the final. (AFP/Emmanuel Dunand)
Tennis player Kim Clijsters from Belgium is joined by her daughter Jada after winnings against Caroline Wozniacki from Denmark during the Women's final of the 2009 US Open at Flushing Meadows. (AFP/Emmanuel Dunand)
Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina reacts after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in their men's singles final match at the U.S. Open tennis championship in New York, September 14, 2009. REUTERS/Shaun Best (UNITED STATES SPORT TENNIS)
A real nice sports story!
Kim winning was the best part of the US Open. Great story and athlete.
I’m sorry Roger didn’t win.
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