del Potro Wins First Title of 2013

Juan Martin del Potro has earned his first title of the year…

The 24-year-old Argentine tennis star defeated France’s Julien Benetteau 7-6 (7-2), 6-3 on Sunday to win the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.

Juan Martin del Potro

del Potro, the tournament’s No. 2 seed, became only the second Argentine player to win the Rotterdam event; he’s the first Argentine to win in Rotterdam since Guillermo Vilas took the title in the Dutch tournament in 1982.

del Potro needed only an hour and 37 minutes to beat Benetteau, who stunned top seed Roger Federer on Friday.

Along with being del Potro’s first title of 2013, it’s his 14th ATP Tour title of his career.

del Potro had reached the Rotterdam final last year only to lose to Federer in straight sets.

The ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament is an indoor hard-court event.

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