September 6, 2017 -- Flushing Meadows, NYC
Facing one of the toughest competitors on the ATP Tour, Roger took the court against Juan Martin del Potro Wednesday night for their quarterfinal matchup. Having clawed his was back from being 2 sets down in his previous match, del Potro looked strong as he blasted forehands against the Swiss star who admittedly wasn't feeling as strong as he had in the other Grand Slams he played in this year.
“I didn't have that feeling at Wimbledon or at the Australian Open, and that's why rightfully so I'm out of this tournament, because I wasn't good enough, in my mind, in my body, and in my game to overcome these three pillars."
Roger pushed Del Po to 4 sets in front of the electric crowd, but just didn't have enough to put the Argentinean player away. Juan Martin del Potro won the Quarterfinal matchup 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(8), 6-4. He goes on to face Rafael Nadal.
As for Roger, after an already amazing year, there is still more to get excited about in 2017. The season is far from over as he is looking forward to the Laver Cup, Shanghai, Basel, Paris and London.
“I have big priorities for the rest of the year, and I usually play very well towards the end. Now I just really need to recover and go back to the practice courts and hopefully just finish strong. Whatever that may be, I just want to play good tennis and enjoy myself.”