London 2012 Tennis: Del Potro beats Djokovic for Olympic bronze

Updated: 05 August 2012 20:30 IST

Juan Martin del Potro won the bronze medal in Olympic tennis on Sunday, beating Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-4 in a rain-delayed match at Wimbledon.

Wimbledon, England:

Juan Martin del Potro won the bronze medal in Olympic tennis on Sunday, beating Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-4 in a rain-delayed match at Wimbledon.

With his victory assured, Del Potro fell to the grass, covered his face with his hands and wept.

The Argentine has put in long hours on the grass courts at the All England Club. On Friday, he lost 3-6, 7-6 (5), 19-17 to Roger Federer in a semifinal that lasted 4 hours, 26 minutes. It was the longest three-set men's match of the Open era.

Topics : Tennis Novak Djokovic Juan Martin del Potro Olympics 2012
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