Juan Martin Del Potro retains Legg Mason Classic title

Juan Martin Del Potro (credit: mirsasha)

Defending Legg Mason champion Juan Martin Del Potro claimed a fine victory over top seed Andy Roddick in Washington DC to retain the Legg Mason title.

The Argentine fought back after losing the first set to beat the Wimbledon finalist 3-6 7-5 7-6 (8-6).

Consistent serving helped Roddick, playing his first tournament since Wimbledon, dominate the first set.

However a resurgent Del Potro raised his game to take the second set, twice breaking Roddick, before winning the deciding set in an exciting tie breaker.

Both men will continue their preparation for the US Open, which starts on 31 August, at the Rogers Cup in Montreal next week.

Juan Martin Del Potro looks a good value 10/1 with Bet365 to win the Montreal Masters although he may suffer fatigue towards the latter stages of the event.

Favourites Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are priced at 6/1 and 15/8 respectively.


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Juan Martin Del Potro retains Legg Mason Classic title

Defending Legg Mason champion Juan Martin Del Potro claimed a fine victory over top seed Andy Roddick in Washington DC to retain the Legg Mason title.

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