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Potro fulfils first of his two dreams

Juan Martin del Potro

Juan Martin del Potro  

US Open 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro says that he has achieved one of the two dreams that he had set for himself.

“I had two dreams this week. One was to win the US Open and the other one was to be like Roger. One is done, but I need to improve a lot to be like Roger,” The Telegraph quoted Del Potro, as saying.

“Roger fought until the final point. He is a great champion. I’m very happy to be here with this trophy, with these people, on this court. This will be in my mind forever,” the fifth seed Argentinean tennis star added. Del Potro did not celebrate his four-hour, five-set victory, which was Federer’s first defeat in New York City since 2003, with dinner in one of Manhattan’s vegetarian restaurants.

The man nicknamed ‘Enano’ or ‘Dwarf’, who came from behind to win 3-6, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2 against Federer, stopped the latter from becoming the first man to win six successive US Open titles since Bill Tilden in the 1920s.

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