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US Open: Potro ends the rein of Federer

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New York, Sep 15: After announcing his presence with the stunning victory over Rafael Nadal in the semifinals of the US Open, Juan Martin del Potro ended the rein of top seeded Roger Federer in the finals.

The Argentinean broke the winning streak of Federer with a 3-6, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory on Monday, Sep 15 to lift his first ever Grand Slam title .

Federer who has till now won five straight US Open titles said, "Maybe I look back and have some regrets about it."

"But, you know, you can"t have them all and can"t always play your best," he added.

The 20-year-old, sixth seeded Argentinean failed to beat the Federer in their six previous encounters. And Federer has never been beaten by anyone other than Rafael Nadal in a major final.

Potro not only scripted history by beating Federer, he kept the Tennis legend from breaking the record of Bill Tilden by winning the US title six times in a row.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 10:19 [IST]
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