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Stockholm Open: Juan Martin del Potro downs Grigor Dimitrov to clinch 20th career ATP title

Stockholm: Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro beat Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-2 on Sunday to retain his Stockholm ATP title.

Del Potro thereby climbs to 14th in the race to the end-of-season ATP World Tour Finals in London while Dimitrov, who was top seed in Sweden, sits in fifth place.

Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina celebrates with the trophy after his win after defeating Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov in the men's singles final at the ATP Stockholm Open tennis tournament Sunday Oct. 22, 2017. (Claudio Bresciani/TT via AP)

Juan Martin Del Potro celebrates with the trophy after defeating Grigor Dimitrov in the men's singles final at Stockholm Open. AP

The 29-year-old Argentine served nine aces and remained unbroken in a display of power to cruise past the Bulgarian in 1hr 25mins.

"I played the best match of the week against Grigor today," Del Potro said.

"It’s amazing to come back and hold this big trophy. And hopefully I can come next year as well."

After an injury-hit late season Del Potro made the Shanghai semi-finals last week before clinching his first title of the season on the indoor hard courts and the 20th of his career.


Updated Date: Oct 22, 2017 22:33 PM

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