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del bosque quit euro
October 18, 2014

Del Bosque to quit after Euro 2016

MADRID - Spain's World Cup winning coach Vicente Del Bosque has said he will step down after Euro 2016. Del Bosque won the World Cup and Euro 2012 in his first four years in charge of La Roja but failed miserably in the defence of Spain's global title in Brazil earlier this year. The champions ...

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September 15, 2014

Del Rey angers organisers for cancelling gig again

PARIS- US pop singer Lana Del Rey has for the second time pulled out of a private Paris concert for listeners of Virgin Radio, prompting the station to announce a boycott of the artist.“For medical reasons independent of our will, the artist has been forced to cancel all promotional ...

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June 20, 2014

Spain won't fall apart, says Del Bosque

RIO DE JANEIROVicente del Bosque will not be rushed into a decision over his future as coach of Spain after their World Cup reign ended in a humiliating first round exit. "This is not the time to reflect on my future," said del Bosque who insisted that Spain, having grown so used to triumph, now ...

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March 24, 2014

Del Potro to have wrist surgery

BUENOS AIRES - Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro will undergo a second wrist operation in four years on Monday and miss the rest of the season, Argentine media reported. Del Potro, who pulled out of the Miami tournament this week, will have surgery on his left wrist which he uses for ...

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January 12, 2014

Del Potro overpowers Tomic in Sydney final

SYDNEY - Juan Martin del Potro bludgeoned Bernard Tomic with his powerful forehand to win a lopsided Sydney International final on Saturday. The Argentine world number five took just 53 minutes to master the Australian defending champion 6-3, 6-1. It was del Potro's 18th career title and he became ...

Pironkova stuns Kerber in Sydney

SYDNEY  - Bulgarian qualifier Tsvetana Pironkova's fairytale run at the Sydney International ended with her first WTA title when she stunned world number nine Angelique Kerber 6-4, 6-4 in the final on Friday. Pironkova had already beaten world number six Petra Kvitova and number seven Sara ...

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December 15, 2013

Del Potro pips Messi for Argentina award

BUENOS AIRES - Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi may have been crowned world footballer of the year four times, but in his native Argentina it's tennis giant Juan Martin del Potro who is top dog. World number five Del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion, edged out Messi to claim Argentina's Sportsman ...

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November 10, 2013

Federer battles past Del Potro to make semi-finals

LONDON - Roger Federer staged a superb fightback to reach the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals with a 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 7-5 victory over Juan Martin del Potro on Saturday. Federer had only once failed to reach the last four in 11 previous appearances at the season-ending event and he ...

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November 04, 2013

Del Potro robbed of rosary blessed by Pope

PARIS - Argentine tennis player Juan Martin Del Potro has revealed that he was robbed at a Paris railway station with thieves making off with a cherished rosary blessed by Pope Francis. Del Potro was checking in at Gare de Nord in the French capital when he stopped to sign an autograph. As he ...

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October 28, 2013

Del Potro defeats Federer in Basel final

BASEL - Top seed Juan Martin del Potro won the Swiss Indoors for the second straight year as the Argentine beat five-time champion Roger Federer 7-6 (7/3), 2-6, 6-4 on Sunday. The re-run of last year's title match which ended with a similar result took two hours, 20 minutes with Federer sealing his ...

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October 27, 2013

Federer to face del Potro in Basel final

BASEL - Roger Federer earned a rematch with Juan Martin del Potro for his hometown Swiss Indoors title by beating Vasek Pospisil in a tight semifinal on Saturday. Federer advanced to his eighth straight Basel final with a 6-3, 6-7 (3), 7-5 win against the 40th-ranked Canadian. The sixth-ranked ...

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October 15, 2013

Del Potro warns he’s hitting heights

SHANGHAI - Juan Martin del Potro said he was playing even better than when he won the 2009 US Open after pushing Novak Djokovic to the limit in a gripping Shanghai Masters final.The towering Argentine won this month’s Japan Open and beat world number one Rafael Nadal in the Shanghai ...

Djokovic beats Del Potro in Shanghai thriller

SHANGHAI - Novak Djokovic overcame a fierce challenge from Juan Martin del Potro Sunday to defend his Shanghai Masters title with a 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7/3) victory, improving his phenomenal winning streak in China to 20 matches.The Serbian top seed looked set to wrap up the final in double-quick time ...

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October 13, 2013

Del Potro smashes Nadal in Shanghai semi

SHANGHAI - World number one Rafael Nadal was dumped out of the Shanghai Masters on Saturday by inspired Argentine Juan Martin del Potro, who blew the Spaniard away with a relentless display of brutal hitting to set up a final against Novak Djokovic.The giant Del Potro, fresh from winning the ...

del potro wins hard hitting japan final
October 07, 2013

Del Potro wins hard-hitting Japan Open final

TOKYO - Top seed Juan Martin del Potro survived some fierce body blows from Milos Raonic in Sunday's Japan Open final, winning a heavyweight clash 7-6, 7-5 to take his third title of the year. Third seed Raonic, also runner-up last year, had proved an irresistible force at the $1.43 million Tokyo ...

Director Guillermo del Toro to release illustrated book

NEW YORK - Mexican writer-director Guillermo del Toro is releasing an illustrated book of notes and drawings from his private journals and filmmaking diaries, his publisher has said. “Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions,” which goes ...

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August 27, 2013

Another deep US Open run for Del Potro

NEW YORK CITY – Juan Martin Del Potro has taken confidence from a hardcourt title and an epic Wimbledon semi-final effort, but the Argentine sixth seed enters the US Open hungry to reach the next level. Del Potro defeated Roger Federer in the 2009 US Open final to become the only Grand Slam ...

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August 04, 2013

Del Potro to face Haas in ATP Washington semis

WASHINGTON - Argentina's top-seeded Juan Martin Del Potro booked a semi-final matchup against Germany's Tommy Haas with a straight-set victory Friday over Kevin Anderson at the ATP and WTA Washington Open. Seventh-ranked Del Potro, the 2009 US Open winner and the Washington champion in 2008 and ...

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July 31, 2013

Del Potro looks to rebound

WASHINGTON - Juan Martin Del Potro, coming off an epic Wimbledon semi-final loss to world No 1 Novak Djokovic, says he is ready to close the gap on the world's top tennis players. The seventh-ranked Argentine is the men's top seed for this week's $1.76 million ATP and WTA Washington Open, his first ...

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May 14, 2013

Del Rey ‘joins Lohan’

NEW YORK: Lana Del Rey has admitted that criticism of her work makes her want to turn to alcohol. The singer confessed that the pressure of making music isn’t healthy for her ongoing battle with alcoholism, from which she has suffered since her early teens. “I feel like my work’s ...

Del Potro downs Murray to set up Djokovic semi

INDIAN WELLS - Juan Martin del Potro toppled Andy Murray on Friday to book a semi-final showdown with World No. 1 Novak Djokovic at the Indian Wells Masters.Del Potro, ranked seventh in the world and the seventh seed in this combined ATP and WTA tournament, beat World No. 3 Murray 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, ...

del potro winsrotterdamtitle
February 18, 2013

Del Potro winsRotterdamtitle

ROTTERDAM - Juan Martin del Potro underlined his indoor credentials as he overcame a bleeding nose to beat Frenchman Julien Benneteau 7-6 (7/2), 6-3 in the Rotterdam Open final on Sunday. Del Potro, the 2009 US Open winner, claimed his fourth trophy indoors but had to play the last game with a ...

Del Potro breezes past Monfils in Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM  - Juan Martin delPotro spent just over an hour in reaching the second round of the Rotterdam World Tennis tournament as he dispatched France's Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday.The second seeded Argentinian is keen to improve on last year's loss in the final to Roger Federer in what ...

Del Potro shatters Federer's sixth Basel title dream

BASEL  - Juan Martin del Potro earned his revenge after six losses this season to hometown hero Roger Federer when he won the Swiss Indoors title, 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 7-6 (7/3) on Sunday.The upset victory over the top seed in two and three-quarter hours denied world number one Federer a sixth ...

del potro wins austrian
October 22, 2012

Del Potro wins Austrian Open

VIENNA  - Juan Martin del Potro defeated Slovenian qualifier Grega Zemlja 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday to win his first title at the Austrian Open and improve his standing in the race to the year-end championships.The Argentine top seed made a triumphant comeback form one month away with a left wrist ...

Del Potro wins Vienna opener after 62-ace clash

VIENNA  - Top seed Juan Martin Del Potro marked his return to tennis after a month-long injury absence on Wednesday with a three-hour victory over German qualifier Daniel Brands to reach the Austrian Open third round.The Argentine defeated Brands 6-7 (5/7), 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (8/6) in a match ...

Del Potro bearing down on London finals place

VIENNA  - Juan Del Potro is optimistic about his chances to qualify for the year-end World Tour Finals next month as the top seed prepared on Tuesday to begin his autumn indoor campaign at the Austrian Open.The Argentine stands provisional seventh in a season points chase which has three more ...

Del Potro through to Estoril quarter-finals

ESTORIL (AFP) - Juan Martin del Potro celebrated the start of his pre-French Open campaign with a 6-1, 6-0 hammering of Portugal’s Rui Machado to reach the quarter-finals of the Estoril Open on Thursday. Del Potro, the top seed and defending champion, was playing an ATP match on the surface ...

Del Potro and Nalbandian to play against Croatia

BUENOS AIRES : Juan Martin del Potro and David Nalbandian will play for Argentina in the April 6-8 Davis Cup quarter-final against Croatia, according to team captain Martin Jaite. "We've already thought about lining up Del Potro and Nalbandian on the first day and, all being well, we'll stick to ...

del potro rotterdam final
February 19, 2012

Del Potro in Rotterdam Open final

ROTTERDAM  - Juan Martin del Potro mowed down a surprisingly listless Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-1 to reach the final of the Rotterdam Open on Saturday. The Argentine third seed needed just an hour and a quarter as he handed Berdych a first defeat indoors this season, following an eight-game winning ...