Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro defeated Michael Llodra of France 6-4, 6-4 to capture the Open 13 final on Sunday in Marseille. This is Del Potro’s first title of the year and 10th career tournament win.
“Llodra has a very difficult game to play against, Del Potro said. He hits drop shots, he slices, so it’s not easy to play against him. All finals are special. Many things come to your mind… I was 0/30 down in the last game. I was really nervous. I didn’t make a double fault since the Davydenko match and I had one at 5-4, serving for the match, so you could see how nervous I was. I’m really glad I won another tournament here in France, so it’s amazing for me.
“When you win a title, it’s special. You really have to celebrate it. I think I am getting closer to the best players in the world. I’m in the Top 10 now. I beat Berdych last week and Tsonga this week. If I keep working, staying at this level, step by step, I’ll get closer to the top players.”
“Juan Martin played a great