Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/11/12
Short of riding a bull off the Pampas straight into the heart of the Serbian defense, Juan Martin del Potro tried all he knew to overcome world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in Sunday's first semifinal match at London's 02 Arena. It did no good. Despite leading by a set and a break, the Argentine was thrown out of his rhythm by the man many consider to be the best defensive hard-court player of all time. Djokovic then swept into Monday night's final at these ATP World Tour Finals by 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. It was clear from the moment del Potro started blasting his huge forehand to the far corners of the court that it would take something special to stop this 6-foot-6 power machine from reaching the final here for the second time in four years. The problem for del Potro is that Djokovic is special -- as special as it takes to finish as world No. 1 for the second successive year. When del Potro broke to lead 2-1 in the second set, it really did seem that the Serb might be knocked out of his stride....
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