Juan Martin del Potro earned himself an Olympic bronze medal after defeating Serb Novak Djokovic in straight sets 7-5 6-4.
In a game that had to be interrupted due to rain after just five games played, the Argentine broke Djokovic in the 11th game of the first set just before serving it out. Despite the Serb managing to win the first 19 points on his serve (four love service games to start with), Del Potro eventually found a way to penetrate his defence to take a lead in the match.
Djokovic didn’t seem to be able to regroup immediately as Delpo struck again in the third game of the second set, taking the Serbian’s serve to go 2-1 up. Although Djokovic had his chances to break back and level the score, the Argentine always seemed to have come up with some big serves when he needed them most, sailing to a superb victory.
For a full match report, please click here:
Djokovic – Del Potro Match Report (Game by Game)