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A look at Del Potro's 3 best matches on his 30th birthday

  • 3 best matches of Juan Martin Del Potro on his birthday
Varun Khanna
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 18:52 IST

2. 2018 BNP Paribas Open final

BNP Paribas Open - Day 14
Delpo winning his maiden Master 1000 title

In one of the best matches of the season, Del Potro won the maiden Masters 1000 title of his career by beating Roger Federer 6-4,6-7(8), 7-6(2). Del Potro saved 3 match points to earn the missing trophy in his career.

Federer and Del Potro were both furious and enraged during the final of the Indian Wells. Del Potro started the match in the perfect way by taking the first set 6-4. The duo then exchanged games until the tiebreak in the second set. Federer saved a championship point and rallied to earn the final 3 points of the tiebreak winning the tiebreak 10-8.

In the final set, Federer had a chance to win the match breaking Delpo at 4-4. Federer was serving for the championship at 5-4 and 40-15, but a calm and compose Del Potro saved 2 match points. Federer again got a chance to covert the third championship point as he gains an advantage in the same game but Del Potro again saved the 3rd match point and then went on to break Federer.

In the tie-break, the Argentine took the first 5 points and then went on to win the match by winning the tie-break 7-2, taking an advantage of the frustrating Federer.

Del Potro couldn't believe that he won the match and claimed his first ATP 1000 Masters Title in front of a crowd nearing the total of 19000 in California.

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Published 23 Sep 2018, 22:29 IST
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