Tuesday, September 15, 2009

US OPEN: Quote of the Day - Del Potro to Roger Federer

"I had two dreams this week. One was to win the US Open and the other one is to be like Roger. One is done, but I need to improve a lot to be like you."

-- US Open champion, Juan Martin Del Potro, graciously addresses Roger Federer, after defeating the 15-time Grand Slam champion in the final on Monday.

I was literally in tears when Del Potro spoke after the match. There is something epic about witnessing someone achieve their life-long dream, and watching Del Potro fall to the ground after outlasting Federer 3-6, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2 in the US Open final on Monday, was just priceless.

So you can imagine how annoyed I was when Del Potro asked to say a few words in Spanish to his family and team, and was denied the chance so that they can present him with a freakin' Lexus. Luckily the Argentine insisted once again and was given the chance to speak, but I still can't believe that actually happened. The kid won the whole event for crying out loud, and they wouldn't give him a few minutes to speak?!?! Freakin' Yankees!!


Anonymous said...

Like you wrote it was a great game. After 32 years a player from South America was able to win the US Open Gran Slam. Very upset though the presenter denied Delpo the chance to say a few words in Spanish. Did you notice Delpo face? He was so ofended. Delpo finally could say a 20 second speech in Spanish after he realized he was the fu#@$% Champion for God sakes. The looser in the Womens final gave thanks in three languages. Very disappointed in this presenter. I hope he realized he was f#$#%@ rude.

jadejohnh said...

OK, Juan, let's see what you've got...not sure I'm crazy about him, but maybe he can prove me wrong in this Open...Wow, that is just too awful, what’s wrong with this world. She probably and defiantly had a future and it’s all taken away…

Reem said...

@Anonymous: Yes it was really annoying. And you're right, they let Wozniacki the runner-up speak in English, Danish and Polish, and they barely allowed DelPotro to say anything.

marooned84 said...

It was very "commercial"
not my best grand slam to be sure! It direly needs the European elegant touch!
Roland Garros is the best!