Roger Federer and Del Potro Triumph

14 Sep 2009 by Hiland in 2009 US Open

Federer Does it All

Roger Federer cruises to the 2nd round of 2009 US OpenRoger Federer continued his magical march through the field on Sunday with a smooth ride past 4th seeded Novak Djokovic.  The 7-6 (3), 7-5, 705 triumph featured spectacular shot making and a between the legs winner in the last game.  On more than one occasion, Djokovic was left shaking his head in awe of his opponent’s mastery.

Federer had one more ace than Djokovic and hit an astounding 49 winners.  Many shots left the Serb flat footed.  It seems that Federer forces opponents to play his game, at which he is virtually unbeatable.

Djokovic played as well as he could and well enough to beat most other tour players.  As he always does in the big moments, the Swiss star turned it up one notch and is clearly a level above the 4th seed.

Del Potro Shocks Nadal

Juan Martin Del Potro defeated Rafael Nadal to reach in the Finals of 2009 US OpenIn a overpowering display of missile like serves and rocket like ground strokes, Argentina’s Juan martin Del Potro moved to the head of the class in the lower bracket.  The 6’9” 20-year old looks poised to throw an awesome array of talent and force at the top seeded Federer in the finals.

Del Potro stormed through 3rd seeded Rafa Nadal in a match that was never in doubt.  His 135 mph serve kept Nadal deep off the court and on the defensive in the 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 drubbing.  It was Nadal’s worst defeat since rising to the top of the tour rankings earlier this season.

Del Potro will need to sustain the momentum and bring his A game on Monday at 4:00 p.m. EST.  The lanky 6th seed broke Nadal 6 times in the 1 hour 45 minute match.  As predicted before the tournament, Del Potro has been the tour’s hottest player this summer and we expect the upset today.


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