What a match! Federer wins 3-6 7-6 19-17 in 4 hours and 26 minutes.
Sucks for Del Potro now, but I hope he wins bronze now. He deserves it. What a player! He is well and truly back now. I think he has a great shot at the US Open. Top 5 beckons to him.
Glad both these guys have a day to recover.
Humdinger of a match this.. Shades of the 2009 Wimby final - with both players dominating from the service line. Federer had his moments in the 3rd set, but the ground game let him down at crucial moments.. The 'W' for Roger in such a close match, against an opponent at the top of his game, will be uplifting though..
Del Potro played great.. Served big throughout.. This was a throwback to the autumn of 2009, when he bullied opponents from the baseline.. Like Oracle said, this bodes well for the USO.. I wish him well for the Bronze medal match.. How cruel the Olympics can be? Del Potro left his all on the court in his bid to reach the final, now he is expected to overcome the disappointment and play for the Bronze?