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Del Potro upsets Federer in 5 sets

Updated: September 15, 2009, 10:06 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Always so cool, so consistent, so in control of his emotions and his matches, Roger Federer amazingly let the U.S. Open championship slip from his grasp.

Two points from victory against inexperienced, unheralded Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina -- and two points from a sixth consecutive title at Flushing Meadows and a record-extending 16th Grand Slam overall -- Federer, quite simply, fell apart Monday.

He railed at the chair umpire. His legs grew weary. His double-faults ...

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