Federer and Del Potro level in U.S. Open final

Federer reacts after winning the opening set in the U.S. Open final against Juan Martin del Potro.
Defending champion Roger Federer and Argentine Juan Martin del Potro are locked together at one-set all in the men’s singles final at the U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows.

The Swiss top seed claimed the opening set 6-3 and achieved an early break in the opening game of the second set. However, Del Potro broke back when Federer was serving for the second set at 5-4 up, with the set eventually going to a tie-break. Federer had never lost a tie-break in a U.S. Open final, winning his four previous ones, but sixth seed Del Potro ended that sequence by taking the tie-break 7-5 to tie the scores.

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