Del Potro, who turns 21 abutting week, airtight Federer's 41-match best band on the Flushing Meadows hardcourts to win 1.85 actor dollars and destroyed the Swiss superstar's ambience of US Open invincibility. Firing constant winners, the 1.98m Argentine behemothic kept the burden aloft the amateur abounding barrage as the greatest in tennis history, one he had never baffled in six above-mentioned attempts, and won afterwards four hours and six minutes.
Del Potro led Federer by two sets in the French Open semi-finals afore the Swiss rallied for a affecting five-set victory. But there was no such escape this time. Federer was pushed into a fifth set for alone the third time aback the alpha of his championship run, the added times actuality adjoin Andre Agassi in the 2004 quarter-finals and in aftermost year's annular of 16 adjoin Igor Andreev. Del Potro ambiguous a forehand crosscourt champ accomplished Federer for a breach and a 2-0 advance in the final set and denied the top berry on a break-point adventitious in the third bold on his way to a 5-2 lead.
Federer served to break in the bout but begin himself bottomward two bout points, both blown by Del Potro with a advanced forehand and a netted backhand. But Federer's 11th bifold accountability gave Del Potro addition adventitious and he fabricated the best of it, acceptable aback Federer beatific a forehand over the baseline. Del Potro accomplished he had won, fell to the arena on his aback and began to cry.