The whole arena was cheering for Del Potro to beat Federer at USO 2009

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  1. Mike Sams

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    Del Potro was getting the entire stadium cheering for him when he was ripping those missiles past a defenseless Federer. They were cheering for the underdog it seemed. I wonder why they cheered for Del Potro over Federer?
     
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  2. smoledman

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    Because Federer had already won 5 in a row?
     
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    Same reason the FO crowd never cheers for Nadal. As great of a player as he is, it's nice to see new winners at some point.
     
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  4. monfed

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    Maybe they didn't want Fed to beat an American's USO record(Connors/Sampras) or tie Big Bill's record?
     
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  5. Hood_Man

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    People love upsets.
     
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    Del Potro is a gentle giant, very likeable character. Federer was acting like a coc# in that match, he can be arrogant at times.
     
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  7. J011yroger

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    I don't remember them cheering for Delpo hardly at all.

    Most NYers love Fed, even when he played Roddick at the USO it was at best 50/50, I would think most cheer Fed over Roddick.

    J
     
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  8. RAFA2005RG

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    Also, Nadal is a Spanish man, in France.
     
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  9. ledwix

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    Because Delpo is the big humble Quasimoto pony that everyone loves.
     
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  10. Steve0904

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    How so? Surely it wasn't the argument with the umpire. Don't tell me you believe that BS.
     
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  11. NGM

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    The whole stadium was cheering for DP: Is it a fact or just your opinion?

    Your opinion is dumb, in my opinion.
     
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  12. abmk

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    there were a bunch of loudly cheering Argentinians, that's it ... majority of the crowd was pro-Fed ...
     
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  13. rommil

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    ^^^^agree on the loud "Ole" fans :) I was there that Monday. The people got a good match so either way was fine
     
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