Saturday, November 28, 2009

DEL POTRO Wins Epic Semis To Play In ATP Finals

US Open champion Juan Martin DEL POTRO beat Robin SODERLING in a heavyweight encounter to reach the final of the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals for the first time.

The 5th seeded won 6-7 (1-7) 6-3 7-6 (7-3) to set up a decider against Russian 6th seed Nikolay DAVYDENKO, a surprise 6-2 4-6 7-5 winner against top seed Roger FEDERER. DEL POTRO is now one victory from landing the biggest title outside the four Grand Slams.

For a while, he looked to be in trouble when SODERLING converted his first break point of the night to lead the third set 4-2. However DEL POTRO immediately responded back with a break serve thus forcing the final set to a tie breaker.

DEL POTRO dominated the shoot-out after opening with a raking backhand winner and an ace.
After two hours and 10 minutes the man from Tandil found himself with four match points and he converted the second with an ace before raising his arms in triumph.

"I'm very happy to make my first final, one more match before my holiday," an exhausted DEL POTRO told the crowd.

9 comments:

Mohd said...

love this player. talented and humble.

on other hand; but did any of you watch Ever Banega dominating the field again? too bad valencia drew though

LaTiNo said...

I haven't seen Banega play since the WC U21 here in Holland. He was really great then, I always wondered why he didn't break through in Spain. But you say he's a strong player again?

LaTiNo said...

oh btw. Congratulations Delpo :p

Anonymous said...

he must defeat davydenko now, this shouldn't be difficult. i think the whole crowd will support del potro. don't know any person who likes davydenko.

Vitalij

messidona19 said...

I'm happy for Del Potro. I hope he maintains this level and doesn't just become another Nalbandian who had so much talent but no consistency.

Mohd said...

LaTiNo,

not only strong, but in my humble opinion he is already one of the best central midfielders in the world

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