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Chris Chase

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Upset! Juan Martin del Potro Defeats Roger Federer in Five-Set Thriller

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The greatest champion in tennis history was slayed tonight by the forehand of a 20-year old from Argentina. Juan Martin del Potro beat Roger Federer in five sets in the men's final at the U.S....

del Potro One Game Away From U.S. Open Title

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Juan Martin del Potro leads Roger Federer 5-2 if the fifth set and looks even fresher than he did in the first set. Federer will serve next at 2-5.

Up A Break, Del Potro Leads 3-0 in Fifth

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After an early break of Federer, del Potro leads 3-0 in the fifth set.

Going the Distance: Del Potro Wins Tiebreak, Forces Fifth Set

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First to six (or seven) wins. Juan Martin del Potro won a fourth set tiebreak to force a fifth, and deciding, set in the men's championship at Arthur Ashe Stadium. It's the first fifth setter in...

More Challenge Drama in Men's Final

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With del Potro leading 4-2 in the fourth set tiebreak, a fan yelled "out" on a Juan Martin del Potro forehand. Federer stopped playing and then protested to the chair ump. After about 20 seconds,...

Tiebreak in Fourth Set

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We're in a fourth set tiebreak at Arthur Ashe Stadium. If Federer wins, he earns his sixth straight U.S. Open. If del Potro wins, he'll extend this match to a fifth, and deciding, set. Del Potro...

On Serve In Fourth, Federer Leads 5-4, One Game Away From Title

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Three hours into their U.S. Open final, Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro are on serve in the fourth set, with Federer leading 5-4 and up two sets. Del Potro is now serving to extend the...

Video: Federer Does His Best Serena Impression

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As Eamonn mentioned earlier in a commentary, Roger Federer had a mini-tirade against chair umpire Jake Garner today. Here's the insta-YouTube clip, complete with Federer saying "s***". For some...

Federer Takes Third Set, 6-4

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Roger Federer broke Juan Martin del Potro to take the third set, 6-4 in the U.S. Open men's championship. The victory came after an uncharacteristic tirade from the five-time defending champion...

Threes All Around: Federer, Del Potro Tied At 3-3 In Third

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After del Potro's thrilling tiebreak win, the six games of the third set have passed quickly and without any incident. Half of the service games have been decided at love. It's now 3-3 in the...

Second Set to Del Potro, U.S. Open Tied at One Set Apiece

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It's now best two out of three for the U.S. Open men's championship. Down a break in the second set, Juan Martin del Potro came storming back to take the set in a tiebreaker, winning 7-5 after...

Back on Serve In Second: Del Potro Breaks Federer

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Juan Martin del Potro's first break of the U.S. Open men's final came at the right time. With Roger Federer serving for a two sets lead, del Potro hit a passing forehand winner to give him his...

Del Potro Still Down a Break, Federer Serves for Second Set

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No news is bad news for Juan Martin del Potro. The No. 6 seed has yet to make up Roger Federer's early second-set break and trails 3-5 after dropping the first set. This match has been there...

Federer Breaks del Potro Early Again, Leads 3-1 in Second Set

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Another set, another early break for Roger Federer. The five-time defending U.S. Open champ broke Juan Martin del Potro in the first game of the second set then held off multiple point in the...

First Set Goes to Federer, 6-3

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John McEnroe on Juan Martin del Potro's opening set:"This is about as bad a start as he could hope for."That about sums it up. An easy service hold gave Federer the first set. Much like his pal...

Del Potro Holds Off Three Break Points, Gets It Back to 3-5 in First

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A huge hold for del Potro at 2-5 in the first set. Federer had three breaks points but the Argentine won five straight points to get back to 3-5. Federer will now be serving for the first set. E...

Federer Leads 4-2 in First Set

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After the early break, Federer and del Potro have exchanged wins in two services games each. Del Potro continues to struggle with his second serves though, winning just 27 percent of those...

Men's Final Underway: Federer Up Early Break on del Potro

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After 20 minutes of talk, highlight packages and that creepy dude from American Idol singing "God Bless America", we're finally underway at the U.S. Open in the men's final between No. 1 seed and...

Serena, Venus Win Doubles Title at Open, Awkwardness Ensues

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Awwwkwwward. Serena and Venus Williams won the womens' doubles championship today at the U.S. Open, which led to a mighty uncomfortable trophy presentation. Interviewing the sisters for ESPN's...

Unforced Errors Derail Oudin's U.S. Open

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The numbers don't lie. Melanie Oudin hit 43 unforced errors in her quarterfinal match against Caroline Wozniacki tonight, a staggering number given that the two only played 16 games. That means...

Wozniacki Ends Oudin's Open in Straight Sets

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The Princess has been dethroned. Melanie Oudin, the 17-year old American who stunned the tennis world by beating three straight seeded opponent en route to the U.S. Open quarterfinals, was...

Oudin's Coach Says She Doesn't Have The 'Mindset' To Win The Match

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In an interview with ESPN at the start of the second set, Melanie Oudin's coach, Brian de Villers, said he could tell his pupil was "irritated" and that he said she "doesn't have the mindset to...

Wozniacki Wins First Set 6-2 Over Listless Oudin

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American phenom Melanie Oudin dropped the first set of her match against No. 9 seed Caroline Wozniacki, 6-2. The 17-year old upstart was broken three times and looked listless at points. Oudin went...

Oudin Down 0-3 Early, Crowd Yet To Get Behind Her

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Melanie Oudin is off to a poor start in her quarterfinal match against Caroline Wozniacki. She's down a break at 0-3 in the first set and has hit six unforced errors and one double fault. The...

Marshall, Broncos Talking Contract Extension

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Yes, Denver, temper-tantrums do work. For the second time this year a Broncos player seems to be getting what he wants after throwing a hissy-fit. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that embattled wide...

Oudin Left Hotel Because Coach 'Didn't Want To Pay Double'

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Melanie Oudin and her family left a midtown Manhattan hotel not because there were no more rooms left, but because her coach was too cheap to pay for a higher rate. Brian de Villiers confirmed to...

No Excuses for Murray After Loss

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Andy Murray was just as baffled as the rest of us following his flat performance in the fourth round of the U.S. Open:"I had my chance in the first set, and then struggled after that. The momentum...

Murray Will Drop to No. 3 With a Nadal Victory Tonight

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Andy Murray might have lost more than a tennis match today. If Rafael Nadal beats Gael Monfils tonight (a tall order given Nadal’s multiple injuries) he will regain his No. 2 world ranking and...

Andy Murray Loses in Straight Sets to Marin Cilic With 'Embarrassing' Performance

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On ESPN, Chris Fowler called Andy Murray's fourth round performance "dismal" and "embarrassing". He was far too kind. No. 2 seed Andy Murray was thoroughly dominated in his U.S. Open match this...

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