Very brilliant player Roger federer slips his US open this time to Del Potro and He won his first time US open tournament.
Two points from victory against inexperienced, unheralded Del Potro of Argentina -- and 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 forehands past him. In a result as surprising for who lost as how it happened, the sixth-seeded del Potro came back to win his first Grand Slam title by upsetting the No. 1-seeded Federer 3-6, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2.