Del Potro Claims Stockholm Title

Argentine, Juan Martin del Potro claimed his first title since January 2014 after beating American, Jack Sock 7-5 6-1 in the final of the Stockholm Open in Sweden.


Victory in Stockholm is further evidence of Del Potro’s gradual return to his best, after spending the last few years battling wrist injuries and surgeries.

Del Potro’s inactivity had dragged him way down in the world rankings, but after an encouraging 2016, the big Argentine has re-entered the world’s top fifty for the first time in two years.

The 28-year-old is lodged at number 42 in the world.

While Del Potro celebrated a first title in 33 months, his compatriot, Diego Schwartzman wasn’t quite fortunate in Antwerp, as he fell 7-6 6-1 to Frenchman, Richard Gasquet in the final of the inaugural European Open.

Gasquet claimed his second title of the season, his 14th overall.

Elsewhere, Spaniard, Pablo Carreno-Busta came from a set down to beat Italian, Fabio Fognini 4-6 6-3 6-2 in the final of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow.

It’s been a breakthrough season for Carreno-Busta, who captured his maiden career title on the hard courts of Winston-Salem in August, before backing it up with his latest success in Russia.

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