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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Federer is aiming to win his sixth successive Flushing Meadows title, equalling the feat achieved by American Bill Tilden in the 1920s.