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Del Potro v Federer as it happened

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0142: "Federer dethroned at US Open! Shocking I thought he'd win after having the pressure of winning the french number 15. To beat Federer for your 1st slam is class."
From anon via text

0142: "I've never seen roger throw a game away like that. It was his for the taking in the 4th set. Devastated."
From Andy via text

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AFCBPETER on Twitter: "JDMP is now my favorite player. What a man."

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5 live's David Law tweeting from Flushing Meadows: "Bloke outside the commentary box: 'I've never seen Federer play so bad. He looked like a complete amateur.' Some people have no idea."

0138: After a lengthy ceremony which sees the sponsors giving a totally disinterested Del Potro a car for his troubles, the Argentine looks much more animated when he thanks his supporters in Spanish. Federer makes his way down the tunnel after saying the best man won, and DelPo laps it up in front of the photographers. You beat Nadal and Federer in successive days, you deserve it. Thanks for all your input, it's been emotional, as ever. Check back here for reaction, pictures and discussion and don't forget.. it's the Davis Cup next weekend! What do you mean "come down"?

0129: "This man Juan Martin del Potro will be the next world number one, it's a certainty," says 5 live's Jonathan Overend.

The match is over
Argentina
Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-7 (4-7) 2-6 Del Potro
Federer is hanging on at 0-30, and a horribly mistimed backhand take Del Potro to 15-40 and two championship points... the first is an absolute epic which ends as the Argentine hooks a forehand just wide; Federer saves the second with a big serve. The Swiss then makes a service winner but Del Potro drags him back to deuce with a massive forehand down the line. Federer double-faults! It's championship point number three... and Del Potro takes it when Federer goes long with a backhand. Incredible.
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JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO BEATS ROGER FEDERER TO WIN THE US OPEN

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5 live's David Law tweeting from Flushing Meadows: ": 5th set classic. Coverage shifts to 5 live. 909 or 693 MW or DAB now. Tune in!!!"

* Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-7 (4-7) 2-5 Del Potro
Absolutely no cracks in the Del Potro game there as he holds to love, and he seems to be getting stronger and stronger. A love hold sends the locals ballistic.
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Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-7 (4-7) 2-4 Del Potro *
Things look dodgy for Federer when he opens with a double-fault but some solid serving gets him out of trouble and a nervous looking Mirka applauds her man.
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0116: "What a truly epic day of sport. I got in from watching my club glynde win at lords, to then watch this immense final!"
From Nick via text on 81111

0116: "All wars should be fought like this."
Glen from yorkshire via text

* Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-7 (4-7) 1-4 Del Potro
It's going to be hard work for Del Potro if he's going to get over the line but his forehand might just do it for him. At 30-30, he fires another into Federer's backhand corner and pumps his fist in delight. The same tactic works on the following point as Federer puts the backhand wide and there seem to be more and more Argentines in crowd by the minute.
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Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-7 (4-7) 1-3 Del Potro *
Federer does a good job of holding serve and staying in it, and his dad and wife look surprisingly calm. They've been through this before.
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* Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-7 (4-7) 0-3 Del Potro
As my system goes haywire and I unleash the kind of language that would make Serena blush, Federer earns himself a chance to break straight back but puts the backhand long. Del Potro hangs on and is three games away from a first Grand Slam title and a huge shock, I'd say.
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Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-7 (4-7) 0-2 Del Potro *
Federer pays the price for playing to the Del Potro forehand as he slips to 15-40 and two break points down.... and DelPo takes the first with another huge cross-court winner. Memo to Rog: Avoid his forehand.
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* Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-7 (4-7) 0-1 Del Potro
Good stuff from Del Potro, who holds to 15. If his heart is pumping as fast as mine, that was impressive. In fairness, he probably isn't pumped up on strangely coloured drinks and some fudge I found lying around. At least I hope it was fudge...
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0053: We're into a fifth for the first time at the US Open since Andre Agassi v Todd Martin 10 years ago, and there will be a tie-break if necessary. I'm not sure I'll be able to stand it. Del Potro to serve....

FOURTH SET:

Hawkeye
Argentina
Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-7 (4-7) Del Potro *
More drama! Del Potro looks to have hit an ace but Fed stands, arms outstretched in disbelief, claiming he heard a call. We get a discussion with the umpire after which Federer is allowed to challenge, and Hawkeye says it was 'out' by the tiniest margin. Now DelPo is fuming, saying the challenge came too late. Bit cheeky that, and the umpire does well to get the pair to replay the point. It is, of course, a lengthy and nervy exchange that ends with Federer putting a backhand long to trail 5-2. Federer holds twice to cut it to 5-4, and a huge point follows.... Rog goes wide with a forehand and it's 6-4 and two set points.... and Federer misses again. DelPo punches the air, the crowd goes loco, the PA pumps out U2. We have a fifth set...
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0043: Federer double-faults on the first point and soon regrets it when Del Potro bashes his way to 3-0. Federer serves his way back to 3-2 but Del Potro then forces the error and changes around leading 4-2.

* Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-6 Del Potro
Del Potro plays a blinder of a love hold and it's another tie-break...
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Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-5 Del Potro *
Federer is in total charge but Del Potro storms back to deuce and then hammers another of those cross-court forehand returns and it's break point.... and Del Potro hits the return so hard it must be a winner... but Federer somehow gets it back and the stunned Argentine nets, before holding his head in disbelief. It's still on his shoulders though, don't worry. Another big return forces break point two... and DelPo hits a forehand way over the baseline. Shocker. The 23,000 watching New Yorkers are basically screaming non-stop now. Federer hits an ace to hold and he's one game away again.
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0036: "I'm trying to do a history essay while shouting at the tv 'come on roger!' and waking my mum up."
From anon via text on 81111

0036: "This match is incredible. I particularly enjoyed federer's tirade directed at the umpire. He had a valid point!"
Rakhesh from Loughborough via text

* Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 5-5 Del Potro
Del Potro makes two errors to slip to 15-30 but Federer cannot find a return and it's 30-30. Del Potro then thumps an ace down the 'T' and seals the game with a forehand arrowed down the line. The crowd are loving it.
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Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 5-4 Del Potro *
Federer holds quickly and all of a sudden he's one game from victory. Where did that come from?
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Switzerland
* Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 4-4 Del Potro
Wonderful stuff from Federer at 30-30, stepping in and attacking off both sides before chopping a backhand volley winner. Break point... and Federer gets it in another breathtaking rally that ends with DelPo netting. Fantastic quality of tennis at the moment.
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0021: "How come no code violation for saint roger's sweary outburst?! Worse behaviour than serena if you ask me! Go del p!"
From Rich, Cambridge, via text on 81111

0021: "He who dares wins - 'Del boy' Del Potro."
From George, Hertford, via text

Hawkeye
Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 3-4 Del Potro *
Ka-boom. A belting backhand down the line and his fastest serve of the night take Federer to 30-0 and he cuts the deficit. Hang on, Del Potro has gone for another late Hawkeye challenge and gets it. Federer then loses the next point and looks ready to 'do a Serena'. Fortunately, he skips around a backhand and fires a forehand winner to take the game.
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* Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 2-4 Del Potro
A brilliant, brilliant opening point ends with both men out of shot after being stretched to their limits, Del Potro taking it with a forehand down the line and high-fiving the front row of the crowd afterwards. He powers on to hold and a fifth set looks possible.
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Argentina
Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 2-3 Del Potro *
Yeah, Del Potro looks exhausted. He hits a forehand pass on the run, a clean off-forehand winner, and Federer then blazes two long and wide to hand over the break to love. I did not see that coming.
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* Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 2-2 Del Potro
Del Potro is looking good at 30-30 but nets a backhand and puts a forehand long, which he questions the umpire about but doesn't risk the wrath of Federer with another late challenge. The Argentine looks tired when he nets again and it's break point for Federer... but he saves with a fizzing forehand and goes on to hold.
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Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 2-1 Del Potro *
Federer holds to 15, although Del Potro does manage to repeat the forehand of the previous game just to prove it wasn't a fluke.
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0001: "Oh dear...Juan seems to have lost Del Plot-ro. Come on Fedders!"
From Jez in Hampshire via text on 81111

* Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 1-1 Del Potro
Oh no, DelPo. He is in big trouble at 15-40 and two break points down... but saves them both with big forehand winners. He then takes it with an enormous cross-court forehand. Enormous.
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Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 1-0 Del Potro *
Federer hits his 10th ace of the day to take the game and it's hard to see Del Potro recovering from that shocker at the end of the third set.
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THIRD SET:

Switzerland
* Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 Del Potro
This time it's Del Potro who has the hump. He misses with a smash on the first point and then sees a Federer slice catch the net and just drop over. The big man comes out fighting and pummels another big forehand and a heavy serve for 30-30, but then double-faults for set point.... and Del Potro double-faults again! Federer screams in delight and you can't blame him. JMDP sits on his chair staring blankly at the sky.
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Hawkeye
Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 5-4 Del Potro *
Del Potro hits possibly the two hardest forehands in human history to earn break point... but Federer serves his way out of trouble. Del Potro goes for another belated Hawkeye challenge and Federer is fuming. "The guy is taking like 10 seconds every time, don't you have any rules for this? And don't tell me to be quiet, If I want to speak, I'll speak. I don't give a whoopsie." I changed one of the words in that quote.
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Switzerland
* Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 4-4 Del Potro
That's more like it from Federer - he swipes a superb cross-court backhand winner for 0-30 and Del Potro then puts a forehand long for 0-40 and three break points... Federer misses on the first and Del Potro bludgeons him into submission with some huge forehands on the second, but a net cord sits up nicely for Federer on the third and his forehand is good enough. The Swiss screams in delight, and DelPo takes a swipe at the net in frustration.
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Argentina
Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 3-4 Del Potro *
Federer mistimes two in a row to be pegged back to 30-30, and then goes for too much of an angle and puts a forehand wide. It's break point for Del Potro... and Federer goes long! I'm so glad I ordered those Argentine graphics....
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5 live's JOnathan Overend tweeting from Flushing Meadows: "What about those two forehands from DelPot from 30-30 in the 5-4 game? Sudden belief shot through that headband... dangerous now..."

* Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 3-3 Del Potro
Del Potro holds to love in no time at all. Really.
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2238: "Re Rob @ 22:38. I have my first day of work tomorrow and would quite like a copy of that letter if possible."
From Anthony, Leeds, via text on 81111

Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 3-2 Del Potro *
Federer hits back quickly with a hold to 15 and Papa Fed looks happier in the stands, clapping his boy while wearing the obligatory 'RF' cap.
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* Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 2-2 Del Potro
Del Potro is not looking so flat-footed at the moment, despite having size 27 feet. Probably. He holds easily.
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2238: "I move to my Uni tomorrow, do you think they will accept watching the tennis as an excuse for turning up late? May have to ask Mr Federer for a letter of explanation!"
From Rob in York via text on 81111

Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 2-1 Del Potro *
The Federer serve is not quite so smooth right now and when he follows up with a slice into the bottom of the net, it's 30-30. Del Potro then hits a belter of a backhand down the line for 30-40 and break point... but he puts a forehand wide and raps himself on the head in disgust. Federer holds.
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* Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 1-1 Del Potro
Del Potro holds to love and the main interest from that game is when one gentleman catches a ball in the crowd and hands it over to a little girl sitting nearby. Impressive. I would have kept it, she was tiny.
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Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 1-0 Del Potro *
Federer shows no sign of panic as he wallops an ace to get to 40-0 before Del Potro goes long with a forehand.
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SECOND SET:

Argentina
* Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) Del Potro
Federer mishits a forehand return and Del Potro comes up with two blistering winners for 6-3. Three set points for Del Potro... who plays a great rally, forces the defensive lob and... puts the smash long! Federer holds again and it's 6-5, one more chance for DelPo.... and he fires an off-forehand winner to level the match. Stick the kettle on, we could be a while. Magic.
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2304: It's tense, tight and fascinating. DelPo opens with a magnificent forehand pass that loops over Federer but the Swiss hits back with some huge forehands. Del Potro gets to 3-2 and has the chance to move clear but sticks a forehand in the net and they change around at 3-3.

remixin_it on Twitter: "Watching your livetext from sunny New Mexico, USA!! What a match!!! Go Federer!!!!"

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2238: "Come on JMDP!!! Do want Fed to win, but not just because his opponent is shellshocked. We need 4 sets at least."
From Joanna, Liverpool, via text on 81111

Federer 6-3 6-6 Del Potro *
Federer opens with a double-fault and at 30-30 a second serve sits up beautifully for Del Potro, but he smacks it into the net and sinks down in disgust. The Argentine then thumps a forehand wide and it's a tie-break....
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Argentina
* Federer 6-3 5-6 Del Potro
The adrenaline is flowing through Del Potro now and he smashes a 131mph serve to take the game - and the lead - and it sends Federer reeling. "Federer has to take the Sampras mentality here and think he's the best player, with the best serve and the best tie-break record," says Jeff Tarango on 5 live sports extra. "If he can get into a breaker he's still a heavy faourite."
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Federer 6-3 5-5 Del Potro *
Federer is 30-0 up in the blink of an eye. However, the Swiss chases down a lob and, rather than going for a repeat of last night's 'hotdog' he goes for a return lob that just misses. It's 30-30 and... drama! Del Potro cracks a magnificent forehand down the line that is called 'out'. He goes to Hawkeye which says it clipped the line and Federer is furious, clearly thinking the computer has it in for him. It's break point.... and Del Potro fires a foreahnd winner to break back! Federer is still glaring at what he thinks is the mark that Hawkeye 'missed'.
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Venus Williams on Twitter: "Hey everyone! We got slam #10 in doubles, we last won 10 years ago so its our anniversary, what a way to celebrate!"

* Federer 6-3 5-4 Del Potro
A good effort from Del Potro as he holds quickly and puts the pressure back on Federer to serve out for a two-set lead.
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Federer 6-3 5-3 Del Potro *
There a chance of the break when Del Potro attacks the net and swipes away a forehand volley for deuce. This time Federer takes the initiative and Del Potro misses with a forehand pass down the line, but the Swiss then makes an error and we're back to deuce. Del Potro catches the tape with a return but Federer double-faults for a third deuce. Two missed groundstrokes do for Del Potro and that was an opportunity missed. "How many times has Del Potro caught the top of the tape," ponders Jeff Tarango on 5 live sports extra.
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2238: "Its now official that when fed steps in the final with anyone other than nadal he will win. They should just give him the trophy wthout playing. No wonder why he has so many slams. So these other guys apart 4rm nadal should never turn up in the final if they play pathetic tennis like del. Nadal fan by the way."
From Kudzai via text on 81111

2238: "Come on Roger! We want you to win!"
From Rachel who should be doing maths homework! via text

* Federer 6-3 4-3 Del Potro
More groans as Del Potro double-faults but he's 40-15 up at the time and holds with a big serve, but the Tower of Tandil, as some people apparently call him, needs to fashion his first break of the night soon.
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Federer 6-3 4-2 Del Potro *
Yikes, that's one of mine. Del Potro skies a forehand to give Federer a 30-15 lead and the top seed serves out comfortably with his third ace of the day.
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Hawkeye
* Federer 6-3 3-2 Del Potro
Del Potro cracks down a few heavy serves but Federer keeps him honest with more forays to the net and it's 40-30 for the Argentine, who then frames a forehand after Federer mixes up his pace and spin. Federer gets a Hawkeye challenge correct - he's getting better at those - and it's break point... but Del Potro leans into a huge forehand winner. An error follows, though, and it's a second break point for Federer... who surprisingly nets a forehand after scrambling to stay in the rally. Del Potro comes through a tough game but still trails by a break.
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WallaceEMann on Twitter: "This Federer geezer is a bit good."

Federer 6-3 3-1 Del Potro *
A Del Potro backhand winner is followed by a couple of errors and, for the first time tonight, the Argentine has break points at 15-40.... Federer saves the first with a terrific forehand down the line, and the second with some heavy hitting that forces the error. We get a bit of an argument between DelPo and the umpire at deuce because the sixth seed claims a cup blowing across the court distracted him. In reality, it distracted him from watching an ace whistle past him. Still, he wins the replayed point and it's a third break point... but Federer saves with a forehand down the line, saving some potential controversy, and the Swiss holds.
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* Federer 6-3 2-1 Del Potro
Del Potro gets off the mark in this set but a smooth Federer forehand winner and a cheeky behind-the-back shot suggest the Swiss is not exactly feeling the pressure.
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2209: "My girlfriend is 7 months pregnant and has to be up at 5:30 for her driving test. I'm listening to the final on 5live in bed and keeping her awake. Should I feel guilty? Come on Roger!"
From Richard via text on 81111

Federer 6-3 2-0 Del Potro *
Big serving and a whole array of options behind it mean Federer is making Del Potro look one-dimensional at the moment. The Swiss throws in a double-fault but he's already 40-0 in front, and takes game with some sublime stuff at the net that includes a wonderful half-volley pick-up.
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Argentina
* Federer 6-3 1-0 Del Potro
Del Potro needs a good start to this set - he doesn't get it. At 0-30 he double-faults and hands Federer three break points.. and another double-fault ends the game. There is a groan around the stadium as 23,000 people start to wonder if they could have made a late dinner reservation.
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FIRST SET:

Switzerland
Federer 6-3 Del Potro *
A double-fault on the first point suggests Federer might be a bit nervous. That would be incorrect. Moments later he's firing an ace out wide to seal the first set.
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BBC Radio 5 Live
2158: "That was beef from Del Potro, everything was flexed there, even his ear muscles," says Jeff Tarango on 5 live sports extra.

* Federer 5-3 Del Potro
Del Potro opens with an error and Federer, as cool as you like, feathers over a delicate drop volley for 0-30. Del Potro swings a forehand long and wide for 0-40 and three set points... DelPo saves the first with an ace, the second with a move to the net and a smash, and then repeats the trick on the third. A forehand winner and ace give him the game and after making a pretty nervous start to the match, that was impressive.
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Twitter
5 live's Steve Rudge tweeting from Flushing Meadows: "Bruce Willis is here to watch the Fed. Lucky for us and the 23,000 people inside Ashe, he's not in his Die Hard vest!"

Federer 5-2 Del Potro *
Federer is in trouble for the first time after a double-fault and a wayward backhand see him 0-30 down but Del Potro smashes a forehand into the net, and the world number one comes through to hold with a fabulous hooked forehand.
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* Federer 4-2 Del Potro
Some decent serving gets Del Potro to 30-15 but he then plays a very strange rally, getting away with a poor lob when Federer pokes it back at him, only to send up an even worse lob. A shout from the crowd then puts off the Argentine and he double-faults for 30-40 and break point... but Federer goes for too much with a forehand and it's deuce. Two aces give Del Potro the game and a bit of a boost.
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2143: "Fed to destroy delboy, prove that my generation's champion is the greatest ever! Let's go roger!"
From anon via text on 81111

Hawkeye
Federer 4-1 Del Potro *
Federer brings Del Potro into the net and whips a heavy topspin backhand past the big man, before following up with a deadly drop shot for 30-0. Cruel really. The perfection comes to an end with a double-fault that sees Federer pegged back to 30-30, but two big serves look to have given him the game. Del Potro belatedly challenges his return and Hawkeye says it did indeed land on the baseline. Federer takes the game anyway with another move to the net and solid smash.
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* Federer 3-1 Del Potro
Del Potro stops the rot with a solid service game that opens with an ace and ends with a Federer return that goes long.
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Twitter
Skellionz on Twitter: "Federer to win in four, I somehow doubt we will see a Serena style outburst from him today nobody is calmer under pressure"

Federer 3-0 Del Potro *
Federer holds in the blink of an eye and he has started brilliantly. Del Potro looks flat-footed in comparison, although they're probably about size 15 so it's understandable.
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Twitter
ramos9 on Twitter: "Did federer forget his PE kit? looks like he is playing in his school shoes..."

Switzerland
* Federer 2-0 Del Potro
Federer opens with a fizzing forehand followed by a dart to the net and a sharp backhand volley, and he's back there two points later to ease away a forehand volley for 15-30. The Swiss steps in and swats away a crosscourt-forehand return for 30-40 and break point... but Del Potro finally wakes up and hammers a forehand into the corner as he moves forward and it's deuce. Federer then hammers a cross-court forehand which sets up the easy smash and it's break point two... but Del Potro does well to stick away a forehand after Fed tempts him with a succession of gentle slices. Federer earns a third break point.... and DelPo manages a big serve and heavy forehand to save again. The Argentine is forced wide and cannot control forehand, so it's break point four... but a big serve brings us back to deuce. No rest for JMDP as he frames a forehand for a fifth break point.... and Federer comes up with the kind of magic that saw off Djokovic as he scrambles brilliantly before rolling a cross-court forehand past the Argentine at the net. Great stuff, and Roger's dad looks especially chuffed.
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2123: "The legend that is roger federer to win in straight sets just to prove he is the greatest player ever produced in the sport."
From snarler via text on 81111

2121: "I can see it going all the way tonight. I hope for a classic. and have had a massive bet on more than 38 games."
From anon via text

Federer 1-0 Del Potro *
Federer holds his opening service game to 15 after one backhand error at 40-0.
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2118: No pressure then. Federer to serve...

Twitter
soph_tennis on Twitter: "So excited!! And no coverage whatsoever to speak of, apart from the live text updates on BBC website. Dont let me down!!"

Twitter
Kim Clijsters on Twitter: "Finished with media now - I wanna sleep so bad and I'm amazed I still have a voice. Packing up now about to leave hotel to head back to NJ."

The sun is out
2116: The two men are knocking up in bright late-afternoon sunshine and my first prediction of the day proves to be incorrect - Federer has gone for the black t-shirt and not the red. Del Potro still in all black with the yellow bandana. Big cheers for both men.

Twitter
2111: If you've been holding back with your wisdom for the last two weeks, now is the time to pass it on with a text to 81111 or a message to Twitter.

2109: A quick word with the players in the tunnel and it's not exactly fighting talk from DelPo: "I have to do everything perfect today, it will be tough." Federer says: "He's dangerous, he's got nothing to lose".

USA
2106: A man with long hair is singing God Bless America while the troops unveil a large flag, just to keep you up to date. Oh, and we have a fly-past too.

Twitter
Serena Williams on Twitter: "I want to sincerely apologize FIRST to the lines woman, Kim Clijsters, USTA & mostly tennis fans everywhere. Thank you all for your support!"

2102: I generally like to steer clear of them but, as it's the final, a few facts: Federer leads their head-to-head 6-0; he's going for his 16th Grand Slam title and sixth straight US win, Del Potro is in his first Grand Slam final; Federer has won 61 career titles, Del Potro has won six; Federer is 28 years old, Del Potro is 20.

Twitter
5 live's Steve Rudge tweeting from Flushing Meadows: "Even the mad cab driver was talking about Serena's outburst. Final day - one match. Can Fed make it 6 in a row? 5live Sports Extra 9pm.."

2100: You know that tomorrow this will all be over, don't you? I'm going to have to be reintroduced to society very carefully after enjoying 15 days and nights of nerves, tension, crying, screaming, smashing things and occasionally swearing. And that was just Serena. Hopefully we're about to round things off in style with a classic men's final between Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro.




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