Argentinean Juan Martín del Potro, who beat world No 1 Roger Federer in the US Open final is poised to rise to fifth in the world rankings.
Del Potro’s 3-6, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 upset put an end to the No. 1-seeded Federer’s extended run of invincibility at the Open, depriving him of a sixth consecutive singles title and halting the major momentum he had acquired by winning the French Open and Wimbledon. Del Potro, won his first Grand Slam title, and became the first South Amerincan champhion since Vilas back in 1977. 21-year-old Juan Martin Del Potro won a total prize of U$1.8M after $1.6 for champion title and $250.000 bonus for US Open Series titles.