Juan Martín del Potro Crowned Rotterdam Champion

February 17, 2013

ATP Tennis News

By Lisa-Marie Burrows

Juan Martin del Potro win his 14th ATP Tour title in Rotterdam. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Juan Martin del Potro win his 14th ATP Tour title in Rotterdam. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Juan Martin del Potro defeats Julien Benneteau in straight sets to win the ATP World Tour 500 indoor title in Rotterdam today.

Second seed Juan Martin del Potro comfortably dispatched of Julien Benneteau 7=6, 6-3 to lift the title at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament and has won his 14th tour-level title.

The 24 year-old Argentine, who finished runner-up to Roger Federer in 2012, went one step further on Sunday after an impressive display against the Frenchman who ousted defending champion Roger Federer out of the tournament.

The Tandil native produced a strong serving display despite being broken two times in the first set.  The former US Open champion was stretched to a tie-break to steal the all-important first set which saw his tennis repertoire extensively tested to produce stunning angles to keep the quick-footed Benneteau at bay.

During the second set, the Argentine became more comfortable on court and was not heavily tested by the Frenchman.

The world No.39 Benneteau could not surpress the power and accuracy from Del Potro and eventually lost the second set 3-6.

Despite losing in the final, Benneteau shared his thoughts during the ceremony and believes that he has come another step closer to winning his first career title at 31 years of age.

It has been a great week of tennis for Del Potro who looks to be in good form physically and mentally and has improved his ATP Tour final win/loss record to 14-5.

Here are the on-court interviews by both finalists after the match courtesy of TennisTV.com


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About Lisa-Marie Burrows

Lisa-Marie Burrows has a MA in Sports Broadcast Journalism and is a freelance sports journalist. She has covered many national and international tennis tournaments and has worked in Paris for Eurosport News channel. She is a member of the International Press Association and a journalist for its online magazine, IMPress. She has contributed articles for various leading websites including www.tennisgrandstand.com, www.worldtennismagazine.com, www.tennisbloggers.com, www.tennisscoop.co.uk and www.olympictennis.net. Lisa-Marie operates her tennis website www.tennisnewsviews.com where you can read her reports. She can be reached at lburrows@internationalpress.com or on Twitter @TennisNewsViews.

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