Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Federer Upset at U.S. Open by del Potro

On Sunday, after Roger Federer hit a shot between his legs en route to defeating Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open Mens Semi-Final, I gave short shrift to his Men's Final opponent Juan Martin del Potro. When CBS Sports mentioned del Potro's name I said, "The guy who stands no chance in hell."

Well, what do I know?

In a five hour, five set match, del Potro snapped Federer U.S. Open Title win streak at five. The six foot six Argentinian defeated Federer 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-7(4), 2-6. It was the first time Federer had lost a Grand Slam final to anyone other than his arch rival Rafael Nadal who also fell before del Potro in the tournament. Another first.

So what a U.S. Open. First, Kim Clijsters wins the tournament as an unranked and unseeded player and now del Potro beats the best two players in mens' tennis. It might rank as the best U.S. Open tournament ever. Tennis fans should rejoice.

1 comment:

jadejohn said...

OK, Juan, let's see what you've got...not sure I'm crazy about him, but maybe he can prove me wrong in this Open...Wow, that is just too awful, what’s wrong with this world. She probably and defiantly had a future and it’s all taken away…