Del Potro conquers Delray Beach

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Juan Martin del Potro won his first title in his first final since winning the 2009 U.S. Open, beating Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic 6-4, 6-4 at the Delray Beach championships on Sunday.

Del Potro, on the comeback trail after missing most of last season with a right wrist injury, looked fatigue throughout the match, but the Argentine willed himself to victory over the erratic Tipsarevic.

The 52nd-ranked Tipsarevic was looking to win his first title in three career finals.

At the beginning of the match, Tipsarevic raced to a 4-1 lead. Del Potro was looking flat until then and couldn't find any range on his trademark forehand.

Tipsarevic played a poor seventh service game to hand del Potro back the service break, which turned the match in his favor.

Del Potro, currently ranked No. 166, reached the semifinals at San Jose and Memphis ahead of playing Delray Beach for the first time in his career.

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