US Open 2o17 : Juan Martin Del Potro Stuns Roger Federer To Set Up Rafael Nadal Semi-Final Showdown

Juan Martin Del Potro

Juan Martin del Potro sensationally gatecrashed the US Open again on Wednesday, stunning five-champion Roger Federer and shattering hopes of a first New York showdown between the Swiss legend and Rafael Nadal.


Instead the big serving towering player would play the role as he beat the Swiss ace 7-5 3-6 7-6(8) 6-4 in the quarter final, evoking memories of his 2009 victory in the final of the U S Open, when he also beat Federer.

Federer had looked to avenge his 2009 final defeat to then unheralded Del Potro, but was swept aside by the giant Argentine who now faces world No 1 Rafael Nadal for a place in Sunday’s final.

Federer had predicted that he would need to overcome the Argentine’s serve, forehand and fighting spirit to advance to the semi-finals.
Del Potro hit huge forehands, big serves and stayed focused when Federer seemed to be back in control in a one-sided second set.
“I think I played my best match of the tournament, I did everything well,” said the 24th seeded Argentine. “I served so good, I hit my forehand as hard as I could and I think we played a great match and I think I deserved to win.”

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