Wednesday 17th October 2018,
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Juan Martin Del Potro Wins Indian Wells Title

Juan Martin Del Potro Wins Indian Wells Title

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Juan Martin del Potro ended Roger Federer’s best ever start to a season to become the first Argentine to win a top-tier Masters series event. This win gives Del Potro his first Masters 1000 title of his career.

The 29-year-old had to stave off match point by Federer on three occasions in the final set, setting up the deciding tiebreaker where he finally overcame the top-ranked Swiss star.

“I feel frustrated that I let an opportunity like this go by,” Federer said after the match.

As for Del Potro, he dedicated his Masters 1000 victory to his beloved dog Cesar who recently passed.

“I’m so happy to win a title like this. I lost many finals in Masters 1000s but today was the day for me. I played unbelievable tennis, almost three hours, and beating Roger for the first time this year, that means a lot to me.”

When asked what he expected of himself for the remainder of the season, he said:

“I don’t know, I’m just going my way and I’m very pleased with my level of tennis.
“I’m excited to keep surprising myself, the tour and seeing what I can do.”

Juan Martin Del Potro is now the only Argentine winner in the history of the tournament.

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