Monday, September 14, 2009

Del Potro stuns Federer to win US Open

Juan Martin del Potro dethroned five-time defending champion Roger Federer 3-6 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 to capture the US Open on Monday, ending an era to win in his first Grand Slam final.Firing consistent winners, the 1.98m Argentine giant kept the pressure upon the player many hail as the greatest in tennis history, one he had never beaten in six prior attempts, and completed a dramatic upset after four hours and six minutes.The shocker made Del Potro only the second South American to win the US Open men's crown, after countryman Guillermo Vilas in 1977, and denied Swiss world No.1 Federer a 16th career Slam crown.

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