Ferrer grinds down del Potro to maintain winning run
LONDON (AFP) - Spain's David Ferrer extended his winning run to 11 matches with a hard-fought 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 victory over Juan Martin del Potro at the ATP Tour Finals on Tuesday.
Ferrer arrived at London's O2 Arena in the best form of his life after winning his first ATP 1000 event, the highly-regarded tournaments which are just one level down from a Grand Slam, at the Paris Masters on Sunday.
The 30-year-old's triumph in Paris came a week after he won the Valencia Open and he walked onto court against del Potro with a Tour-best 72 match wins, as well as seven ATP titles, to his name over the last year.
Ferrer had to dig deep to maintain that fine form, but he was able to do just that as he subdued former US Open champion del Potro in two hours and 16 minutes to secure a victory in his opening Group B match at the season-ending tournament.