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Argetine Juan Martin Del Potro wins over Michael Llodra at Open 13, Marseille

No. 4 seed Argentine player Juan Martin del Potro captured his first title of the season at the Open 13 Sunday, defeating Michael Llodra of France 6-4, 6-4 in Marseille to lift his 10th career ATP World Tour trophy.

Del Potro put 73 per cent of his first serves in play, winning 36 of 40 points. He broke Llodra once in each set to wrap up the final victory in 83 minutes. The former US Open champion increased his undefeated record against the 2010 titlist to a 3-0 mark, having also claimed their first-round encounter at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam last week.

The win gives del Potro his first indoor crown, after finishing runner-up in his previous three indoor title matches. He improved his final record to 10-5, taking home his first title since winning the Estoril Open (d. Verdasco) in 2011. The 23-year-old Del Potro raised his hands in the air, closed his eyes and then pumped his fists after beating Llodra.

Llodra was appearing in his first final since hoisting the AEGON International trophy in Eastbourne two years ago. The loss was just his third in 18 matches at the ATP World Tour 250 event.

Argetine Juan Martin Del Potro wins over Michael Llodra at Open 13, Marseille

 
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