10 Aug 2009

Del Potro beats Roddick

10:39 am on 10 August 2009

Defending champion Juan Martin Del Potro spoiled Andy Roddick's return to the ATP men's tennis tour after a month-long hiatus by defeating the world number five in 3 sets to win the Washington Classic.

The 20-year-old Argentine won the final-set tiebreak 8-6 to defeat top seed Roddick, who was playing in his first event since losing to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final last month.

Both men will continue their preparation for the US Open at the end of the month, in Montreal this week.