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Emotional Del Potro tops Djokovic to win bronze

Del Potro showed that he will be a huge threat at the US Open later this month (credit: Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Juan Martin Del Potro saw off Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win the Olympic bronze medal playoff.

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Four years ago Djokovic was elated after beating James Blake to win bronze in Beijing but four years on Djokovic's joy turned to despair as he finished in the worst possible position in the Olympics - fourth.

Even though he lost in the fourth round, Del Potro's performances at Wimbledon last month were enough to suggest that he might be coming into the sort of form which saw him win the US Open back in 2009.

And he's enjoyed an incredible week on his least favourite surface to win his first Olympic medal. Many wondered how he would bounce back from his emotionally and physically draining semi-final defeat to Roger Federer which broke Olympic records but he responded fantastically to outplay Djokovic 7-5, 6-4.  

"I think I'm the most happy of the world at this moment," Del Potro said afterwards. "After a really sad day two days ago, it's not easy to recover and to play these kind of matches. But I had energy into my body, into my heart, and that's help me to play this big challenge for me. I know everybody in Argentina was follow this match, trying to give me power to play my best tennis. I really appreciate that. I think this gift is for all our country."

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