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.