Del Potro beats Federer in Indian Wells Final

LONDON- Argentine Del Potro was emotional on his first master title victory on Sunday after he defeated world number one Roger Rederer in three sets, 6-4, 7-6 (8/10), 7-6 (7/2).

He could hardly believe he had won his first Masters 1000 series and is determined to get more titles as his career resurgency of late continues.

The Swiss maestro Federer could not handle the Argentinian’s big forehand and the thrilling final was a joyous moment for the big man.

“It’s so big,” Del Potro said. “I cannot believe I won this tournament, beating Roger in a great final and level of tennis.”

“I’m number six in the world, I think? Which is so good to me. And I’m excited to keep working … I just want to keep winning titles like this if I can.”

Del Potro recounted his struggles these past few years, his long term injuries and failing to break the top four of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic.

He said, “I was close to quitting tennis because I had three surgeries on my wrist and I couldn’t fix the problem,” the 29-year-old recalled earlier this week at the BNP Paribas Open.

“I got depressed at home for a long while, and I wasn’t happy doing the effort to recover my wrist. That’s what I was thinking about, quitting tennis.

“But thank God I’m here and healthy, and I’m playing tennis again. I’m doing this because I love it.”

Photo Credit- NDTV Sports

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