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Monday February 18, 2013

Del Potro Becomes Second Argentine to Win Rotterdam, Last Was 1982

Del Potro Becomes Second Argentine to Win Rotterdam, Last Was 1982

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Juan Martin del Potro, the No. 2 seed, on Sunday became the second Argentine player to win the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, defeating France’s Julien Benetteau 7-6 (7-2), 6-3.

The 24-year-old Del Potro needed an hour and 37 minutes to beat Benetteau, who stunned top seed Roger Federer on Friday.

Del Potro is the first Argentine to win in Rotterdam since Guillermo Vilas took the title in the Dutch tournament in 1982.

This is Del Potro’s first title of 2013 and 14th ATP Tour title of his career.

Del Potro also reached the Rotterdam final last year but lost to Federer in straight sets.

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

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