ATP Tour

Del Potro wins first title in 3 years

2016-10-23 19:05
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Juan Martin Del Potro (Getty Images)

Stockholm - Former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro clinched his first ATP title in almost three years with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over American Jack Sock in Sunday's final in Stockholm.

The Argentine, who won at Flushing Meadows in 2009 before suffering a series of wrist injuries that pushed him to the brink of retirement, needed just over an hour and a quarter to beat sixth-seeded Sock.

Del Potro, runner-up to Andy Murray in the Olympic final in Rio in August, last played a tour final in Sydney in January 2014, when he beat home favourite Bernard Tomic 6-3, 6-1.

The world number 63 played just six tournaments across 2014 and 2015 but has gradually rediscovered the form that once enabled him to reach fourth in the world.

The 28-year-old helped his country defeat Murray's Great Britain in this year's Davis Cup semi-finals and will seek to lead Argentina to their first title against Croatia next month.

ATP Tour Stockholm tournament results on Sunday (x denotes seeding):

Final

Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) bt Jack Sock (USA x6) 7-5, 6-1

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