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Novak Djokovic vs Juan Martin Del potro Acapulco Abierto Mexicano Telcel 2017 live score match updates

Novak Djokovic beats Juan Martin del Potro 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Updated: 02 March 2017 12:37 IST - Published: 02 March 2017 10:06 IST
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Up next for Novak Djokovic will be Nick Kyrgios in the quarter-finals; second seed Nadal will take on Yoshihito Nishioka, while defending champion Dominic Thiem takes on American Sam Querrey!  Marin Cilic and Steve Johnson face each other in the quarters too - a packed field and how! 
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Del Potro's so tall that he appears to dwarf the 6'2'' Novak Djokovic, even! 

PS - Del Potro is 6'6''. Tennis or no tennis, incredibly tall.
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Heartwarmingly, there's a lovely camaraderie between the two players, who share warm hugs and smiles in the end.
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Say what you will about the World No. 2, few players can handle pressure like Novak Djokovic - and we've seen evidence of that here.
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From a set down, Novak Djokovic comes back to an incredibly close final battle that might as well have been the battle of the forehands. 
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And it's all over! Novak Djokovic sends a big one down the line again, and Del Potro sends it out wide! 
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Both players send cross court forehands and then, the Serb varies it to send a big forehand down the line to bring up match point! 
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As I say that, though, Djokovic sends one wide and we're at deuce now.
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Break point and match point for Djokovic here. If anyone needs to learn how to keep a cool head, Djokovic should be their teacher. Del Potro's trusty forehand is a bit all over the place at the moment...
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Djokovic is only a single game away from the Acapulco QFs and if he wins, will set up a clash with Australia's Nick Kyrgios.
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Almost 1 a.m. in Acapulco and neither player seems to show the signs of winding down! But here, it's Djokovic who shifts the momentum firmly in his favour as he holds to consolidate a break. He leads 5-4, and Del Potro will serve to stay in the match.
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Del Potro is wide ....and Djokovic, who was never really out, is properly back in with a break back. 
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Djokovic almost does a 180 split there - he doesn't make the ball, but he's got to break point now! 
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Now, Del Potro tries to push Djokovic further behind thee baseline. Djokovic stays firm, and Del Potro goes long. 
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Djokovic comes in to the net and scoops a flawless shot in. It keeps low, and Delpo can do nothing but net it.
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Talk about grabbing the bull by the horns! Again, Del Po comes in to force Djokovic in, and again iwth the same result. He leads 4-3 in the decider and will now serve as he looks to keep that lead.

Is this the crucial moment? 
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DEL POTRO BREAKS! 
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Del Potro almost follows up a love hold with a break to love. But Djokovic brings out an ace. Second break point to Del Potro now.
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What a beautiful rally that was! It was so strong from both ends that there was absolutely no indication who would drop the ball (literally). 

Eventually, Del Potro comes to the net and forces Djokovic to come forward - precisely what the Serb was trying to do in the previous game. And he misses. Del Potro brings up three break points now...
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Del Potro is cruising along nicely at the moment and he holds to love to equalize the decider! 
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Djokovic runs in to try and get Del Potro to the net. Unfortunately it wasn't timed too great, and he sends it into the net post instead. 
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Djokovic looks tired - but we'd be that tired even without playing this level of strenuous tennis. Can't blame him. 
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No wonder Djokovic is firmly at the baseline! These big serves are giving him the lead he's needed so badly. He's up 3-2 in the final set.
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On that occasion, though, Djokovic rushes the net - and finishes it off with a lovely passing shot. We're dead even in the decider right now, and whoever wins will need to catch up on their sleep - and quickly!
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But his height is helping him with the court coverage - and how! 
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Del Potro zones out, it seems like, for a bit. 
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Djokovic has pushed himself far behind the baseline now to try and get some big forehands in, but Del Potro's covering the court and then some! 
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It's nearly half past midnight in Acapulco now, but you wouldn't be able to tell that from the packed stands at Cancha Central! 
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This marks two late nights in a row for Del Potro - he fought a hard battle against American teen Frances Tiafoe last night, one that also went to three sets.
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What a match this is proving to be! There's no slowing down at all here as Djokovic opens the third set with a hold of serve. There's still no indication of which way this one will go..
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Talk about pressure. Djokovic is singularly focused and despite not being able to serve it out, he breaks for the second set! 
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Novak Djokovic wins the second set 6-4 
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Del Potro goes long at a bad time for himself - and Djokovic BREAKS - and wins the second set! 
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We thought for all the money that that shot was out - but Djokovic is great on the precision, and it's break point - and set point - for Novak Djokovic! 
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There's a reason or two why Djokovic is among the GOAT gallery, and we're seeing some of it right here. 
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Novak Djokovic is pulling out some great tennis under pressure here and could well break back. He goes far behind the baseline to make a big, big return with a lot of meat on it. Lovely shot, that Del Potro follows up with a drop shot. 
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Djokovic leads Del Potro 5-4 - but what a bad time to get broken, when you're serving for the set.
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Strike while the iron is hot! Del Potro's done so and how, on his second break point. We're now at 5-4. 
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Djokovic up 5-3 and serving for the set, almost sees a break to love from Del Potro. The pressure is intense. At that moment, he manages to bring out a perfectly placed forehand. The entire crowd, decidedly a majority of them supporting Del Po here, cheer for that shot. It really was great, and few could pull it off at that moment.
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Del Potro's looking at a quick hold - and he does so at lightning speed. Djokovic now serves for the second set.
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Djokovic leads Del Potro 5-2 in the second set.
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Three times Del Potro could have broken back, and he nets the final one. That was a big, big fight in the end and Djokovic is being tested to the hilt. But he swings the pendulum firmly in his direction in this set to take a 5-2 lead.
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Not sure most of us saw this coming. It's ad Del Potro now and a chance to break back. 
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Well, well, well! He was cruising there at 40-0 and after trying a couple of shot variations, Djokovic sends one long. We're now at deuce and anything could happen...
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Djokovic now leads 40-30 for his third game point. 
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WOW. What was that return? Del Potro returns faster than Djokovic's serve, and he smiles a wry smile. He knows just how good that shot was.
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Djokovic was trailing Del Potro on FH winners, - and he's ahead of the Argentine at 21 to Del Potro's 18.
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Right now he's almost at a powerful love hold.
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There's a lot of arm going into Djokovic's forehands and there's intent in every single motion. The World No. 2, for whom 2017 marks his Acapulco debut, wants to finish this one off.
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Djokovic is in quite the hurry to finish off here, it would seem! After that break, the shots he's playing are getting bigger and bigger!