Juan Martin Del Potro beats John Isner to win Washington title

Del Potro stretched his Washington win streak to 14 matches by adding to the titles he won in the US capital in 2008 and 2009.

updated: August 05, 2013 08:09 IST
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Washington: Juan Martin del Potro showed he deserves to be among the favorites to win the US Open by rallying to beat John Isner in Sunday's final of the Washington Open.

The 24-year-old top seed from Argentina shook off a sluggish start to beat the US eighth seed 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 for his third title in six years at the $1.76 million ATP and WTA hardcourt event, a tuneup for the year's final Grand Slam event beginning in New York in three weeks.

"I would have to be a favorite," del Potro said. "I'm playing well. To win tournaments and beat these guys, you have to be fit and in good condition.

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  • Yaroslava Shvedova
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  • Elena Baltacha
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