Juan Martin del Potro beat Roger Federer to US Open semis

roger federer vs juan martin del potro

roger federer vs juan martin del potro

2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro needed just four sets to upset the 19-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer in the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows, New York.

Del Potro stunned the third seeded Swiss with a thrilling 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (10-8), 6-4 victory to advance in the semifinal round and avoid the first ever meeting between Federer and World No. 1 Rafael Nadal at the US Open.

“I played my best match of the tournament. I served well and hit my forehand as hard as I can. We played a great match and I think I deserved to win in the end. I think it’s my home court. You make me so happy every time I play here. I love to see the crowd chanting for me.” The 24th seeded Argentinian said

Moving forward, del Porto will now face Nadal, who won 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 in the quarterfinals against Andrey Rublev of Russia, to set a semifinal showdown.

“I know against Rafa the crowd will be tough for me but I hope you are cheering for me again. He is number one in the world, but with this amazing support anything can happen.” The 28-year-old Argentinian added

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PHOTO CREDIT: IndianExpress

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