Olympics 2012

Del Potro sees off Djokovic

2012-08-05 17:00
Juan Martin del Potro (AP)

Wimbledon - Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina won the Olympic bronze medal on Sunday following a 7-5, 6-4 victory over second-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia.

Del Potro has some hardware to show for all his hours on the grass at Wimbledon, and for waiting through a rain delay on Sunday.

On Friday, the Argentine lost 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 19-17 in the Olympic semi-finals to Roger Federer in the longest three-set men's match of the Open era - it went 4 hours, 26 minutes.

After Sunday's straight-sets win at the All England Club, Del Potro fell to the grass, hands over his eyes, and wept.


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