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Former champion Juan Martin del Potro beat American Ryan Harrison in four sets in the second round of the U.S. Open.
The seventh-seeded Argentine won 6-2, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 on Friday. The 20-year-old Harrison, ranked 61st, was seeking to reach the third round at a Grand Slam event for the first time.
Each player faced 10 break points, but del Potro converted seven to three for Harrison.
Harrison had 42 unforced errors.
Del Potro, who beat Roger Federer in the 2009 final, couldn't defend his title the next year after right wrist surgery. Del Potro lost in the third round last year.
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Top-seeded Roger Federer used a second-round victory in the U.S. Open to work on his net game, winning 32 points from the front of the court in Thursday's 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Bjorn Phau of Germany.
Federer also finished with 15 aces in a 90-minute victory over his 83rd-ranked opponent.
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Saturday, September 1, 2012
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.
Q. 26 out of 27 net points won today. Do you ever remember a statistic like that?
ROGER FEDERER: I had no clue my stats were that good coming in. Fernando did have some good chances for good passing shots. Looking back, I don’t remember missing too many volleys and overheads, all that stuff. Probably...
A ball boy at the US Open tennis tournament lost his footing and fell on the court after picking up a loose ball during Thursday's second round match between No. 1 seed Roger Federer and Germany's Bjorn Phau.
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I completed my first trade with Sarah from A Rookie (baseball) Card Collector. Sarah bought a pack of 2012 Ginter and pulled a hit. Though I'm not a huge tennis fan, the hit just happened to be of my favorite tennis player, Roger Federer. I was interested - especially because Ginter hits are fantastic, and 2012's black borders are nails - and we quickly worked out a deal...
FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – No. 1 Roger Federer continued his perfect record against 25th seed Fernando Verdasco on Saturday with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win at the US Open.
Federer is vying to win his sixth US Open title which would be an Open Era record.
The Swiss moved into net frequently winning 26 of 27 points while earning 36 points from the baseline.
“I had no clue my stats were...
FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – No. 1 Roger Federer practiced his net game in defeating Germany’s Bjorn Phau on Thursday night at the US Open 6-2, 6-3, 6-2.
The Swiss won 32 points at the net and 23 points from the baseline over No. 83 Phau in the 90 minute match. In addition, Federer hit 15 aces.
“I don’t think it was a matter of him going more to the net or not,” Phau said. “The...
As previously noted here at Laugh At Sports, if someone falls down during a sporting event and there is video of it, we will post it.Back on Thursday, one U.S. Open ball boy was just doing his job during a second round match Roger Federer and Bjorn Phau.As he went to retrieve a ball in the first set, he loses his footing and eats it in front of the entire crowd:
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