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  • Del Potro hammers Tipsarevic, still alive in London

    11/8/12 11:27 PM | Ricky Dimon
    Del Potro hammers Tipsarevic, still alive in London Juan Martin Del Potro eases past Janko Tipsarevic in straight sets on Thursday at the World Tour Finals. Del Potro will go up against Roger Federer on Saturday while a winless Tipsarevic wraps up his round-robin effort against David Ferrer.

    Facing a must-win situation, Juan Martin Del Potro kept his World Tour Finals hopes alive by rolling over Janko Tipsarevic 6-0, 6-4 during round-robin action on Thursday night. Del Potro evened his tournament record at 1-1 after one hour and 16 minutes.

    The Argentine, who lost to David Ferrer on Tuesday, took control against a struggling Tipsarevic right away. He won the first three points of the match then capitalized on his second break chance at 15-40 to pull ahead 1-0. In fact, Del Potro did not lose a single game in the entire first set.

    Tipsarevic saved one break point and held a marathon first game of the second to finally get on the scoreboard. But it only delayed the inevitable for the ninth-ranked Serb, who dropped serve midway through it to all but end his chances. One break was all Del Potro needed, as he served out the proceedings in routine fashion.

    Tipsarevic had retired against Jerzy Janowicz in the Paris quarterfinals and said after getting crushed by Roger Federer in his opening London match that he was not at 100 percent. He took to Twitter immediately after losing to Del Potro. "Passed the one hour mark one more time baby!!!! Wooooohooooo!!!;)"

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And neither he nor Federer needed to get out of third gear to do so. If Tipsarevic was not well enough to compete properly he should have withdrawn and relinquished his place to Gasquet or Amalgro - whoever was in 10th place first.

#PoorSportsmanship

ed251137 , 11/9/12 9:15 AM


I agree ed, but isn't it some system where you're relying on the generosity of an individual player in order to get the best man for the job? Worse than arbitrary, if you ask me ;)

alex , 11/9/12 10:20 AM



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