del Potro Claims Second Consecutive Estoril Open Title

It’s Lucky No. 11 for Juan Martin del Potro

The 23-year-old Argentinian tenista claimed his eleventh title of his professional tennis career on Sunday by beating France’s Richard Gasquet to win the Estoril Open title.

Juan del Potro

del Potro, who was seeded first in the tournament, used a strong serve to beat Gasquet in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2.

“I felt it was my best match of the week,” del Potro said. “I felt really confident on my forehand and I grew in confidence every game.”

Juan del Potro

Along with earning his eleventh career title, the victory gives del Potro his second consecutive Estoril Open title and his second title of the year.

Del Potro, currently ranked No. 12 in the world, didn’t give up a break chance and had six aces in the match to improve his record against Gasquet to 4-1.

“He’s very tall and has a good second serve and was hitting the ball very well,” Gasquet said. “He was the better player today.”

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