◼️ The Argentine raised three match points and won the title in Indian Wells after winning in an exceptional way against the world number 1 by 6-4, 6-7 (8-10) and 7-6 (7-2).
Juan Martin del Potro settled an account that had pending in his career, after staying on Sunday with the first Masters 1000 tournament. And he did it in a great way: he beat Roger Federer, the No. 1 ranking, raised three points for match and he celebrated the title in Indian Wells in a final of 2h42m.
The 6-4, 6-7 (8-10) and 7-6 (7-2) marks the parity of a clash between two top players, in which the differences were negligible. After a first quarter in which the Argentine (8th) capitalized the only chance of break that was presented, the battle continued in the second. The Swiss could take it, first, with two sets points in the 5-4 with his opponent’s serve; then, in the 6-3 tie-break that the tandilense could also raise.
Delpo had, in the middle of a scenario that seemed favorable to the Swiss, a match point that failed to specify before the best of today will take a tight tiebreaker.
In the third, RF again took the advantage, was broken up and with chances to stay with the contest, but again, Del Potro came back and extended the definition to a new tie-break.
At the decisive moment of the third chapter there were no mysteries: Delpo scored 6-1, just missed one of the five possibilities for match and, in the next, after a strong stick and stick from the back of the court, Juan Martín saw Long out Federer’s ball and celebrated a special triumph.