Del Potro Dethrones Federer

Argentine, 20, ends Swiss star's run at five
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 14, 2009 8:00 PM CDT
Del Potro Dethrones Federer
Juan Martin del Potro reacts after winning the men's singles title at the US Open tonight.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Juan Martin del Potro dethroned five-time defending US Open champ Roger Federer today, the New York Times reports, earning his first Grand Slam title with a 3-6, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory. Del Potro, a 20-year-old from Argentina, had never beaten Federer, the 28-year-old Swiss who has won a record 15 major crowns. (Read more Juan Martin del Potro stories.)

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