5 Aug 2013

Del Potro wins in Washington

9:19 am on 5 August 2013

Top-seeded Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina overcame a shaky opening set to beat big-serving American John Isner in 3 sets and win the Washington Tennis Open, underscoring his status as a major threat at the upcoming U.S. Open.

Del Potro, playing in his first tournament since losing to Novak Djokovic in an epic Wimbledon semi-final, converted four of six break-point chances to win in just under 90 minutes.

The Argentine is a three-time winner on the Washington hardcourts and 2009 U.S. Open champion.