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Del Potro sets up Djokovic final in Shanghai
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Del Potro sets up Djokovic final in Shanghai

Oct 13 2013, 4:10am CDT | by IANS

Shanghai, Oct 13 (IANS) Argentine sixth seed Juan Martin del Potro set up a final showdown against defending champion Novak Djokovic at the Shanghai Masters after pulling off a 6-2, 6-4 win over World No.1 Rafael Nadal in the semifinals here.

Shanghai, Oct 13 — Argentine sixth seed Juan Martin del Potro set up a final showdown against defending champion Novak Djokovic at the Shanghai Masters after pulling off a 6-2, 6-4 win over World No...

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Del Potro sets up Djokovic final in Shanghai

Oct 13 2013, 4:10am CDT | by IANS

Shanghai, Oct 13 (IANS) Argentine sixth seed Juan Martin del Potro set up a final showdown against defending champion Novak Djokovic at the Shanghai Masters after pulling off a 6-2, 6-4 win over World No.1 Rafael Nadal in the semifinals here.

Shanghai, Oct 13 — Argentine sixth seed Juan Martin del Potro set up a final showdown against defending champion Novak Djokovic at the Shanghai Masters after pulling off a 6-2, 6-4 win over World No.1 Rafael Nadal in the semifinals here.

With the crucial win Saturday, del Potro also secured a berth in the ATP World Tour Finals, reports Xinhua.

Del Potro, who just won an ATP title in Tokyo a week ago, continued his top form and wrapped up the convincing victory in one hour and 46 minutes. The Argentine used only 25 minutes to build up a 4-0 lead in the opening set. Nadal held serve for the first time in the fifth game but it was too far from enough to catch up with del Potro, who drew first blood at 6-2.

Nadal revitalised a little in the second set but del Potro continued to hit scorching winners from both sides with his deadly forehand. Nadal created four breaking points in the set but just could not convert on any one of them.

Del Potro took the decisive break in the third game of the set and never really tested in the remaining time.

Earlier, top seed and defending champion Djokovic withstood a strong challenge from seventh seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France to prevail 6-2, 7-5. The opening set proved to be a routine job for the defending champion but he had to deal with a surging comeback from the Frenchman before sealing the victory in one hour and 33 minutes.

"It's important for me to get into another final. My serving was very controlled, very efficient. I was trying to open up the court and move him around. I know he likes to have targets, he likes to play from the backhand corners so I tried not to let him into that comfort zone," the Serb said.

Djokovic owns a 9-3 edge in the head-to-head against del Potro with the Serb prevailing in their most recent meeting, a five set thriller at the Wimbledon semifinals this year.

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5 days ago

2014 season over for Juan Martin Del Potro

Oct 20 2014 3:29am CDT | Source: Crunch Sports

Juan Martin Del Potro has announced that his season is over as he continues his recovery from a wrist injury.Del Potro has been sidelined for much of 2014 and has now decided to miss the final few European events of the year in order to focus on being ready for the start of 2015.The 26-y ...
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1 week ago

Del Potro ends season early

Oct 15 2014 12:21am CDT | Source: espnstar.com

World number 29 Juan Martin del Potro has opted to end his season in order to focus on getting fully fit for 2015. ...
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1 week ago

Juan Martin Del Potro Injury: Updates on Tennis Star's Wrist and Return

Oct 14 2014 12:45pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Tennis star Juan Martin del Potro is still recovering from a wrist injury that required surgery earlier this year and will miss the remainder of the 2014 season.        The 26-year-old spoke about his rehab and decision to not return this year, per Sports Illustrated tennis:Tennis analyst David Law shared more from Del Potro:Christopher Clarey of The New York Times provided additional comments from the player:Del ...
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UPDATE: Juan Martin Del Potro’s 2014 Season Is Over

Oct 14 2014 11:43am CDT | Source: Tennis-X.com

Juan Martin del Potro will not be in Basel ...
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1 week ago

Del Potro To Make Return In 2015

Oct 13 2014 8:25pm CDT | Source: ATP World Tour

Juan Martin del Potro will return to the ATP World Tour in 2015. The Argentine announced that following a thorough analysis with his coaches and medical team, he would delay his comeback from left wrist surgery. [[More Tenn ...
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2 weeks ago

Raonic falls to Nishikori in Japan Open final

Oct 5 2014 2:54am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TOKYO — Canadian Milos Raonic missed his chance for a second title this season after losing 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4 to Kei Nishikori in Sunday’s Japan Open final. US Open finalist Nishikori thrilled his 10,000-strong home crowd by taking the win in just over two hours, overcoming 22 aces by the hard serving Raonic. The defeat was a tough one for the 23-year-old Thornhill, Ont. native. Raonic has yet to ...
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2 weeks ago

Raonic falls to Nishikori in Japan Open final

Oct 5 2014 2:54am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TOKYO — Canadian Milos Raonic missed his chance for a second title this season after losing 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4 to Kei Nishikori in Sunday’s Japan Open final. US Open finalist Nishikori thrilled his 10,000-strong home crowd by taking the win in just over two hours, overcoming 22 aces by the hard serving Raonic. The defeat was a tough one for the 23-year-old Thornhill, Ont. native. Raonic has yet to win the ...
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2 weeks ago

Raonic falls to Nishikori in Japan Open final

Oct 5 2014 2:54am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TOKYO — Canadian Milos Raonic missed his chance for a second title this season after losing 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4 to Kei Nishikori in Sunday’s Japan Open final. US Open finalist Nishikori thrilled his 10,000-strong home crowd by taking the win in just over two hours, overcoming 22 aces by the hard serving Raonic. The defeat was a tough one for the 23-year-old Thornhill, Ont. native. Raonic has yet to win the Japan Open title, losing last year in the final to Argentina’s Juan ...
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2 weeks ago

Raonic falls to Nishikori in Japan Open final

Oct 5 2014 2:54am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TOKYO — Canadian Milos Raonic missed his chance for a second title this season after losing 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4 to Kei Nishikori in Sunday’s Japan Open final. US Open finalist Nishikori thrilled his 10,000-strong home crowd by taking the win in just over two hours, overcoming 22 aces by the hard serving Raonic. The defeat was a tough one for the 23-year-old Thornhill, Ont. native. Raonic has yet to win the Japan Open title, losing last year in the final ...
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2 weeks ago

Raonic falls to Nishikori in Japan Open final

Oct 5 2014 2:54am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TOKYO — Canadian Milos Raonic missed his chance for a second title this season after losing 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4 to Kei Nishikori in Sunday’s Japan Open final. US Open finalist Nishikori thrilled his 10,000-strong home crowd by taking the win in just over two hours, overcoming 22 aces by the hard serving Raonic. The defeat was a tough one for the 23-year-old Thornhill, Ont. native. Raonic has yet to win the Japan Open title, losing last year in the final to Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro and ...
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