Friday, June 05, 2009

2009 Rolland Garros - No Luck For Del Potro

Well I guess it was Roger FEDERER destiny to complete his sweep at the Grand Slam. I have no argument as he was the better player of the day. But I’m proud by the fact that Juan Martin DEL POTRO made it no easier for him in the first place.

DEL POTRO came out gun blazing in the first set and was the first to break first, winning 6-3. The second set when all the way to a tie breaker from costly mistake from him allow Fedex to take the game 7-5. Not to be outdone, he was back cruising in the third winning 6-2.

But Roger answered back in the fourth when he took his game to another level to win 6-1. The final set looks to be in Roger’s control. As the chills started to set in on Centre Court, FEDERER turned the heat on DEL POTRO and left the Argentine flat-footed. He streaked through seven games en route to taking a 3-1 lead in the fifth.

But just when it seemed DEL POTRO was fading into the twilight zone, he summoned enough energy to level at 3-3. From there the 20-year-old’s challenge faded. FEDERER went on to win the final set 6-4.

“If it had been in the best of three sets, I would have won …that match just escaped me,” said a dejected DEL POTRO.

As for the final, I’m going to go with the majority in hoping FEDERER finally winning the only Grand Slam title missing in his cabinet.

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