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Saturday, August 24, 2019

ESPN captures perfect shot of Del Potro celebrating win over Federer

Juan Martin Del Potro

Juan Martin Del Potro pulled off a major quarterfinals win over Roger Federer at the US Open on Wednesday night, and ESPN captured the perfect shot of him celebrating.

Del Potro won in four sets, 7-5, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4, closing out the match with a big forehand winner. Del Potro took off his headband after winning, met Federer at the net for a nice embrace, and then he lifted his arms to the sky.

The placement of ESPN’s cameras that allowed them to get that shot was impressive.

The image was reminiscent of the iconic Andy Dufresne pose from “The Shawshank Redemption.”

The victory marked Del Potro’s sixth against Federer.

“I played my best match of the tournament,” he told ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi afterwards.

Del Potro moves on to the semifinals where he will face Rafael Nadal, spoiling a heavily anticipated match between Roger and Rafa.

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