Topic: Potro
del potro wrist surgery
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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February 16, 2014

Top seeds Potro and Murray tumble by same scoreline

ROTTERDAM - Top seed Juan Martin del Potro and number two Andy Murray were both knocked out of the Rotterdam World Tennis in quarter-final upsets on Friday by the same 6-3, 6-4 scorelines. Latvian Ernests Gulbis ended del Potro's winning run when he beat the top seed, while unseeded Croatian Marin ...

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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 ...

federer battles del potro semi finals
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 ...

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October 06, 2013

Del Potro to face Raonic in Japan Open final

TOKYO - Top seed Juan Martin del Potro will face last year’s runner-up Milos Raonic for the Japan Open title after both men demonstrated brute power and steely determination in winning their semi-finals on Saturday.Former US Open champion del Potro had to dig deep to beat Spain’s ...

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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 ...

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, ...

Federer Stunned Del Potro Open Final
September 15, 2009, 3:24 pm

Federer stunned by del Potro in US Open final

Juan Martin del Potro ended Roger Federer's run of dominance at the U.S. Open on Monday, stunning the top-ranked Swiss great in five sets to win in his first Grand Slam final. The 20-year-old Argentine prevailed 3-6, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 to snap Federer's streak of five straight U.S. Open ...