Originally Posted by thalivest
I dont think Del Potro choked. He wasnt close to winning either the 4th or 5th sets and you have to be in a winning position to choke. Federer played much better those 2 sets, and Del Potro had put so much energy into all this shots the first 3 sets it would have been impossible to avoid a dropoff. The 2nd set he never had an edge, it was narrow all the way. It may seem he deserved to win dominating the first 3 sets overall but the scoring system in tennis doesnt neccessarily pan out that way.
Well not saying he deserved to win or anything but I was very impressed with the level of play he displayed in first 3 sets.I mean this was a guy Fed double bageled at AO and since then he has beaten Nadal,Murray and pushed Fed to five at the slam,that's some improvement.