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March 13, 2012 | By Bill Dwyre
The stomach flu bug kept hitting players in the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament at Indian Wells on  Tuesday. The latest casualty was Russian Nikolay Davydenko, who defaulted before the start of his match with Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci. Another player, Jamie Hampton of the U.S., also went out before the end of her match, but her problem was cramping. She had just begun a third set against Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska, the fifth-seeded player, when she fell to the court. She was down so long that an accumulation of penalty points cost her two games.
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November 9, 2013 | Wire reports
Roger Federer fought back to reach the semifinals in the ATP World Tour Finals in London. On the back of a poor season, the 17-time Grand Slam winner overcame a 3-0 deficit in the third set to beat Juan Martin del Potro, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 7-5, to reach the semifinals for the 11th time. The Swiss earned a chance to prove that - despite his aging legs, aching back and recent lack of consistency - he can still beat rival Rafael Nadal, his semifinal opponent. "I just have to have the right mind-set to give it one last go, maybe play with a little less pressure than I have in previous matches with him," Federer said.
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October 29, 2012 | Wire reports
Juan Martin del Potro took Roger Federer's Swiss Indoors title on Sunday, beating the hometown favorite, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3), in the final at Basel. Del Potro showed an impressive all-around game to help avenge a heartbreaking loss to Federer in the Olympic semifinals at Wimbledon in August. Federer, who had won the event in five of the last six years, was seeking his 77th title to tie John McEnroe for fourth on the Open era list. Federer later pulled out of his defense of the Paris Masters, which starts Monday, to rest and prepare for the ATP World Tour Finals in London the following week.
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November 7, 2013 | Wire reports
After nearly a year of global travel and dozens of matches, most of Novak Djokovic's rivals are complaining about their mental and physical fatigue. Not the Serb. He thrives in the rigors of a tough autumn finish. Unbeaten since losing the U.S. Open final to Rafael Nadal , Djokovic joined Nadal in the ATP World Tour Finals semifinals at London, overcoming Juan Martin del Potro on Thursday. After extending his winning streak to 19 matches with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory over the hard-hitting Argentine, Djokovic said he was playing the best tennis of his season.
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November 29, 2009 | Staff And Wire Reports
Top-ranked Roger Federer was eliminated from the ATP World Tour Finals in London on Saturday, losing to Nikolay Davydenko , 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, in the semifinals. Federer, who was broken three straight times in the first set, came within two points of winning while leading, 5-4, in the third set. But Davydenko held on and then broke Federer to take a 6-5 lead before serving out the win. Davydenko will face U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro in today's final. The 21-year-old Argentine advanced by beating Robin Soderling , 6-7 (1)
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March 10, 2012
Today's featured matches at BNP Paribas Open Stadium 1 Beginning at 11 a.m. (Seedings in parentheses) Juan Martin del Potro (9) vs. Marinko Matosevic; Rafael Nadal (2) vs. Leonardo Mayer; Victoria Azarenka (1) vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (25); Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (6) vs. Michael Llodra. Beginning at 7 p.m. Roger Federer (3) vs. Denis Kudla; Agnieszka Radwanska (5) vs. Flavia Pennetta (27).
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November 9, 2013 | Wire reports
Roger Federer fought back to reach the semifinals in the ATP World Tour Finals in London. On the back of a poor season, the 17-time Grand Slam winner overcame a 3-0 deficit in the third set to beat Juan Martin del Potro, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 7-5, to reach the semifinals for the 11th time. The Swiss earned a chance to prove that - despite his aging legs, aching back and recent lack of consistency - he can still beat rival Rafael Nadal, his semifinal opponent. "I just have to have the right mind-set to give it one last go, maybe play with a little less pressure than I have in previous matches with him," Federer said.
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August 15, 2009 | Staff And Wire Reports
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga pulled out a stunning victory over Roger Federer , and Juan Martin Del Potro followed with a two-set win over Rafael Nadal on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal. The two stars were ousted after entering the tournament after time off. Nadal was coming back from 10 weeks off to treat tendinitis in both knees, and Federer was out while his wife gave birth to twins. Down 5-1 in the third set, Tsonga used two service breaks to take the lead and then beat Federer in the tiebreaker for a 7-6 (5)
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August 17, 2009 | Associated Press
Andy Murray took the court to face Juan Martin Del Potro knowing no matter what the result of the Rogers Cup final at Montreal, he would be soon be ranked No. 2 in the world. Not satisfied having reached that goal, Murray withstood his toughest test of the tournament and defeated Del Potro, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (3), 6-1, Sunday. "I love winning tournaments; it's great, and every player will tell you the same thing," Murray said. "But it's tough because I've never been to No. 2 in the world before, so that's new to me. I've won a couple of Masters Series [events]
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July 29, 2011 | By Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
Farmers Classic TODAY'S FEATURED MATCHES Seedings in parentheses Straus Stadium (Play begins at noon) •Yen-Hsun Lu vs. Ryan Harrison (Not Before 4 p.m.) Mardy Fish (1) vs. Igor Kunitsyn (Not Before 7:30 p.m.) Ernests Gulbis vs. Juan Martin del Potro (2)
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November 5, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
When a long-time opponent says you're slowing down, it is either time to get re-energized or realize a brilliant tennis career is on the downswing. At the ATP World Finals in London this week, Novak Djokovic took note that Federer's ranking has dropped to No. 6 in the world, that the 32-year-old failed to reach the quarterfinal of any major this year, the first time that has happened since 2004; and that Federer lost in the second round of Wimbledon, a tournament he used to own. “From my point of view he hasn't been moving as well this year and I guess that's one of the reasons he hasn't had much success," Djokovoic said.
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October 12, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Juan Martin del Potro served notice on Saturday that he's a force again in men's tennis by upsetting No. 1-ranked Rafael Nadal, 6-2, 6-4, in the semifinals of the Shanghai Masters. Del Potro, who has climbed back to No. 5 in the world after a debilitating wrist injury cost him most of 2010 on the tour, will play second-ranked Novak Djokovic in the finals. Djokovic beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 6-2, 7-5, in the other semifinal. The last time Del Potro defeated Nadal was in the semifinals of the 2009 U.S. Open, which happens to be the only Grand Slam singles title of the Argentine's career.
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August 28, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
NEW YORK -- Rain briefly stopped Wednesday afternoon at the U.S. Open, allowing former champion and sixth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro to jump ahead 2-1, 30-15, with a service break over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain at Arthur Ashe Stadium. But the rain returned, and matches were suspended once again. Elsewhere, Venus Williams and Zheng Jie are 15-15 at Louis Armstrong Stadium. Niclas Mahut, who is most noted for playing American John Isner in the longest tennis match in history -- one that extended through three days at Wimbledon -- has announced his retirement after this U.S. Open.
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July 5, 2013 | Helene Elliott
WIMBLEDON, England - After a series of upsets had scrambled both halves of the draw, after an epically riveting and sportsmanlike men's semifinal Friday was followed by a semifinal soured by whining, it all came out right, anyway. No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia will face No. 2 Andy Murray of Great Britain for the Wimbledon men's title Sunday, and that's how it should be. Djokovic, the 2011 champion, and No. 8 Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina graced Center Court for 4 hours 43 minutes - a Wimbledon semifinal record - before Djokovic prevailed, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (2)
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July 3, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
WIMBLEDON, Britain -- Top-seeded Novak Djokovic advanced to his 13th consecutive Grand Slam semifinal and maintained his perfect record of not losing a set at this year's Wimbledon tournament, when he powered his way past No. 7-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-3, on Wednesday on Court 1. He will next face No. 8 Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina, who needed medical attention for a knee injury before facing No. 4 David Ferrer of Spain on Center Court but still prevailed, 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (5)
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March 17, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
On a hot summer-like Sunday afternoon, in a stadium that rises out of the Southern California desert like a huge misplaced castle, Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal slid onto his back and into the bright lights of his sport once again. It was match point of the men's final in the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. The clock showed that he had been out there 21/2 hours. A crowd of 16,741 squeezed into this 16,100-seat spectator mansion had waited for this moment. Winning this tournament is always a huge deal, but they all knew that, for Nadal, this would be even bigger.
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September 10, 2009 | Diane Pucin
AT ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM Beginning 8 a.m. PDT Fourth-seeded Venus and Serena Williams against 13th-seeded Alisa Kleybanova and Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in the women's doubles semifinals; Carly Gullickson and Travis Parrott against second-seeded Cara Black and Leander Paes in the mixed doubles final; sixth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina against 16th-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia in men's singles quarterfinals. Beginning at 4 p.m. PDT Third-seeded Rafael Nadal of Spain against 11th-seeded Fernando Gonzalez of Chile in men's singles quarterfinals.
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March 16, 2013 | By Bill Dwyre
It is no small task to steal the thunder from the current comeback kid of tennis, Rafael Nadal. But that's exactly what a 6-foot-6 rocket launcher from Argentina did Saturday in the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. Argentina has had a great week. A new pope and now this. Juan Martin del Potro won one of those matches that goes beyond compelling to spellbinding. When he beat Novak Djokovic in the late afternoon men's semifinal, he did so in one of those tennis faceoffs that becomes edge-of-your-seat on every point.
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March 11, 2013 | By Diane Pucin, Los Angeles Times
Time. It's a topic that doesn't much affect Roger Federer. The owner of 17 major titles and the defending champion of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells never wastes time. He certainly didn't on Monday, taking only 61 minutes to defeat Ivan Dodig of Croatia, 6-3, 6-1, in the third round at Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Federer doesn't fiddle with his clothing or walk in dizzying circles after a tense point. Whether he hits a swift winning shot after a short rally or mishits a losing shot after running and running during a long point, Federer just moves ahead.
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