7 Oct 2013

Del Potro wins in Tokyo

5:17 am on 7 October 2013

Top seed Juan Martin del Potro beat Canada's Milos Raonic in the battle of big-servers to bag the Japan Open tennis title and boost his chances of qualifying for the end-of-season ATP World Tour finals in London.

The 25-year-old Argentine, a last-minute wild-card entry for injured Andy Murray, won 7-6,7-5 as Raonic lost the final in Tokyo for the second year running.

The win gave del Potro his third title of the year and moved him up to fifth spot in the race to London while Raonic is 10th in the qualification race for next month's tournament involving the top eight players of the world.