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Juan Martín del Potro defeated five-time defending champion Roger Federer in the final, 3–6, 7–6(7–5), 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–2 to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 2009 US Open. Del Potro became the first Argentine man to win the title since Guillermo Vilas in 1977. This was del Potro's first and so far only major title, although he reached a second final in 2018. This was also the first final since 1999 to have a five-set final.

Men's Singles
2009 US Open
ChampionArgentina Juan Martín del Potro
Runner-upSwitzerland Roger Federer
Final score3–6, 7–6(7–5), 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–2
Details
Draw128
Seeds32
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women mixed
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
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Federer was attempting to become the first man to win a sixth consecutive US Open title in the Open Era, the first since Bill Tilden in 1925. He was also vying to become the first man to win Grand Slams on clay, grass and hard court in the same calendar year after he won the French Open and Wimbledon earlier that year, and the first player to win the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open in the same calendar year since Rod Laver in 1969. He was on a 41-match winning streak at Flushing Meadows prior to defeat to del Potro. It was the only major not won by the Big Four between the 2005 Australian Open and the 2014 Australian Open, a span of 35 events. This was also where former champion Marat Safin made his final grand slam appearance.

For the first time in US Open history, none of the American players reached the quarterfinals.

Contents

SeedsEdit

01.     Roger Federer (Final)
02.     Andy Murray (Fourth round)
03.     Rafael Nadal (Semifinals)
04.     Novak Djokovic (Semifinals)
05.     Andy Roddick (Third round)
06.     Juan Martín del Potro (Champion)
07.     Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fourth round)
08.     Nikolay Davydenko (Fourth round, retired because of a hip injury)
09.     Gilles Simon (Third round, retired because of a knee injury)
10.     Fernando Verdasco (Quarterfinals)
11.     Fernando González (Quarterfinals)
12.     Robin Söderling (Quarterfinals)
13.     Gaël Monfils (Fourth round)
14.     Tommy Robredo (Fourth round)
15.     Radek Štěpánek (Fourth round)
16.     Marin Čilić (Quarterfinals)
17.     Tomáš Berdych (Third round)
18.     David Ferrer (Second round)
19.     Stan Wawrinka (First round)
20.     Tommy Haas (Third round)
21.     James Blake (Third round)
22.     Sam Querrey (Third round)
23.     Philipp Kohlschreiber (Third round)
24.     Juan Carlos Ferrero (Fourth round)
25.     Mardy Fish (Withdrew because of a rib injury)
26.     Paul-Henri Mathieu (First round)
27.     Ivo Karlović (First round)
28.     Victor Hănescu (First round)
29.     Igor Andreev (First round)
30.     Viktor Troicki (Second round)
31.     Lleyton Hewitt (Third round)
32.     Nicolás Almagro (Third round)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

Qualifying drawEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1   Roger Federer 6 6 6678  
12   Robin Söderling 0 3 78 66 
1   Roger Federer 77 7 7    
4   Novak Djokovic 635 5    
4   Novak Djokovic 77 1 7 6  
10   Fernando Verdasco 626 5 2  
1   Roger Federer 6 656 642
6   Juan Martín del Potro 3 77 4 77 6
11   Fernando González 64620    
3   Rafael Nadal 77 77 6    
3   Rafael Nadal 2 2 2    
6   Juan Martín del Potro 6 6 6    
6   Juan Martín del Potro 4 6 6 6  
16   Marin Čilić 6 3 2 1  

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   R Federer 6 6 7    
WC   D Britton 1 3 5     1   R Federer 6 7 7    
Q   G Lapentti 3 6 6 0 69    S Greul 3 5 5    
    S Greul 6 4 3 6 711 1   R Federer 4 6 7 6  
PR   JI Chela 6 6 6     31   L Hewitt 6 3 5 4  
    Ó Hernández 4 4 2     PR   JI Chela 3 3 4    
    T Alves 0 3 4     31   L Hewitt 6 6 6    
31   L Hewitt 6 6 6     1   R Federer 7 6 6    
21   J Blake 6 6 7     14   T Robredo 5 2 2    
    R Ramírez Hidalgo 1 4 5     21   J Blake 6 3 78 6  
    O Rochus 6 6 6         O Rochus 4 6 663  
    I Kunitsyn 3 0 2     21   J Blake 624 4    
Q   P Polansky 4 4 7 6 1 14   T Robredo 77 6 6    
    G García-López 6 6 5 3 6     G García-López 2 6 2 4  
Q   D Young 4 6 2 3   14   T Robredo 6 4 6 6  
14   T Robredo 6 3 6 6  

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12   R Söderling 6 3 6 6  
    A Montañés 1 6 1 4   12   R Söderling 2        
    M Zverev 6 5 6 4 0     M Granollers 0r      
    M Granollers 2 7 3 6 6 12   R Söderling 6 7 666  
    K Kim 6 0 6 6   22   S Querrey 2 5 78 1  
    D Sela 3 6 2 2       K Kim 5 78 4 4  
Q   M Yani 3 5 4     22   S Querrey 7 666 6  
22   S Querrey 6 7 6     12   R Söderling 7 3 6 0  
26   P-H Mathieu 6 5 0 2   8   N Davydenko 5 6 2 0r 
    M Youzhny 2 7 6 6       M Youzhny 6 644 3  
    P Starace 63620     Q   M Chiudinelli 2 77 6 6  
Q   M Chiudinelli 77 77 6     Q   M Chiudinelli 4 5 5    
    J Hernych 1 77 6 2 6 8   N Davydenko 6 7 7    
    R Schüttler 6 654 6 3     J Hernych 4 1 2    
Q   D Kindlmann 3 4 5     8   N Davydenko 6 6 6    
8   N Davydenko 6 6 7    

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   N Djokovic 6 6 6    
    I Ljubičić 3 1 3     4   N Djokovic 6 6 6    
Q   JP Brzezicki 653 4     Q   C Ball 3 4 4    
Q   C Ball 77 6 6     4   N Djokovic 626 77 6  
    K Beck 6 6 1 4 3 Q   J Witten 77 3 624  
    M González 2 1 6 6 6     M González 77 4 5 2  
Q   J Witten 6 6 6     Q   J Witten 636 7 6  
29   I Andreev 4 0 2     4   N Djokovic 6 6 6    
23   P Kohlschreiber 6 6 6     15   R Štěpánek 1 3 3    
    A Seppi 0 4 4     23   P Kohlschreiber 6 6 0 6  
Q   S Devvarman 6 6 6     Q   S Devvarman 3 4 6 2  
    F Gil 3 4 3     23   P Kohlschreiber 6 2 3 3  
    A Golubev 4 6 5 3   15   R Štěpánek 4 6 6 6  
    L Mayer 6 4 7 6       L Mayer 653 4    
    S Bolelli 4 4 4     15   R Štěpánek 77 6 6    
15   R Štěpánek 6 6 6    

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10   F Verdasco 7 6 7    
    B Becker 5 4 5     10   F Verdasco 6 6 6    
    F Serra 710 77 77         F Serra 3 0 3    
    J Tipsarević 686565    10   F Verdasco 3 7 710 1 6
    R Kendrick 6 6 6     20   T Haas 6 5 686 4
    M Vassallo Argüello 3 2 2         R Kendrick 4 4 63   
Q   A Falla 5 6 672   20   T Haas 6 6 77    
20   T Haas 7 4 79 6   10   F Verdasco 4 6 6 6  
28   V Hănescu 1 61465        J Isner 6 4 4 4  
    J Isner 6 716 77         J Isner 6 6 77    
Q   M İlhan 3 6 3 7 7 Q   M İlhan 3 4 61   
    C Rochus 6 3 6 5 5     J Isner 77 6 3 5 77
    M Gicquel 6 5 6 6   5   A Roddick 633 6 7 65
    D Tursunov 2 7 3 3       M Gicquel 1 4 4    
    B Phau 1 4 2     5   A Roddick 6 6 6    
5   A Roddick 6 6 6    

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   J-W Tsonga 6 6 6    
WC   C Buchanan 0 2 1     7   J-W Tsonga 7 6 6    
    J Nieminen 7 78 6         J Nieminen 5 3 4    
    F Fognini 5 664     7   J-W Tsonga 77 6 6    
    F Cipolla 6 1 3 3       J Benneteau 642 4    
    J Benneteau 4 6 6 6       J Benneteau 6 3 6 6  
LL   P Luczak 3 3 6 6 1 30   V Troicki 1 6 1 0  
30   V Troicki 6 6 1 2 6 7   J-W Tsonga 6 3 634  
17   T Berdych 7 6 6     11   F González 3 6 77 6  
    W Odesnik 5 4 4     17   T Berdych 6 6377 6  
Q   M Berrer 3 676 0   Q   H Zeballos 3 77 622  
Q   H Zeballos 6 79 3 6   17   T Berdych 5 4 4    
Q   J Ouanna 77 6 3 6   11   F González 7 6 6    
    R Ram 644 6 3   Q   J Ouanna 4 77 3 4  
    N Massú 3 3 3     11   F González 6 656 6  
11   F González 6 6 6    

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   G Monfils 6 6 6    
    J Chardy 1 4 3     13   G Monfils 6 7 6    
    E Korolev 3 4 6 6 4     A Beck 3 5 3    
    A Beck 6 6 2 2 6 13   G Monfils 6 6 1    
    M Daniel 2 4 3         J Acasuso 3 4 0r  
    J Acasuso 6 6 6         J Acasuso 6 3 1 6 6
    A Martín 5 7 3 3   18   D Ferrer 3 6 6 3 2
18   D Ferrer 7 5 6 6   13   G Monfils 77 3 1 3  
32   N Almagro 6 6 2 710   3   R Nadal 636 6 6  
    S Darcis 2 4 6 68  32   N Almagro 676 6 4 6
    R Ginepri 5 6 6 6       R Ginepri 79 2 3 6 4
PR   A Pavel 7 2 4 0   32   N Almagro 5 4 4    
WC   M Llodra 3 4 4     3   R Nadal 7 6 6    
    N Kiefer 6 6 6         N Kiefer 0 6 3 4  
    R Gasquet 2 2 3     3   R Nadal 6 3 6 6  
3   R Nadal 6 6 6    

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   JM del Potro 6 6 6    
    J Mónaco 3 3 1     6   JM del Potro 78 6 6    
    J Melzer 1 6 6 6       J Melzer 663 3    
    M Safin 6 4 3 4   6   JM del Potro 6 3 6 6  
    P Cuevas 6 77 6         D Köllerer 1 6 3 3  
WC   C Guccione 4 640         P Cuevas 6 2 1 4  
    D Köllerer 6 6 2 6       D Köllerer 3 6 6 6  
LL   R Machado 2 4 6 2   6   JM del Potro 6 6 6    
24   JC Ferrero 6 6 6     24   JC Ferrero 3 3 3    
    F Santoro 4 3 3     24   JC Ferrero 1 3 6 6 6
    P Petzschner 77 666 4 6     P Petzschner 6 6 4 2 4
    S Stakhovsky 6379 4 6 3 24   JC Ferrero 1 6 77 1  
Q   T Bellucci 6 6 6     9   G Simon 6 4 650r
    Y-h Lu 4 2 3     Q   T Bellucci 3 2 4    
    D Gimeno Traver 4 633     9   G Simon 6 6 6    
9   G Simon 6 77 6    

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16   M Čilić 77 6 77    
WC   R Sweeting 624 64    16   M Čilić 4 2 6 6 6
    T Gabashvili 5 1 2     WC   J Levine 6 6 0 3 0
WC   J Levine 7 6 6     16   M Čilić 6 6 6    
    D Istomin 6 6 77         D Istomin 1 4 3    
WC   B Evans 4 4 63        D Istomin 2 6 4 7 77
    N Lapentti 4 3 78 77 6     N Lapentti 6 4 6 5 64
19   S Wawrinka 6 6 66643 16   M Čilić 7 6 6    
27   I Karlović 4 6865    2   A Murray 5 2 2    
    I Navarro 6 710 77         I Navarro 4 7 77 5 69
    F López 6 663 5   WC   T Dent 6 5 617 711
WC   T Dent 4 78 6 7   WC   T Dent 3 2 2    
    P Capdeville 6 6 77     2   A Murray 6 6 6    
    V Crivoi 3 0 62        P Capdeville 2 6 0 2  
    E Gulbis 5 3 5     2   A Murray 6 3 6 6  
2   A Murray 7 6 7    

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