Del Potro edges Federer in 3 sets to win Indian Wells title

first_imgDel Potro arrived at Indian Wells having won a title in Acapulco and back in the top 10.“I’m really enjoying playing tennis again,” he said. “I’m still surprising myself, and I want to keep surprising the tennis tour.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next They were on serve in the third until Federer broke for a 5-4 lead with a backhand winner off del Potro’s serve.Federer had a chance to serve out the match, holding two match points. But del Potro staved both off to force deuce.Federer’s forehand went long, giving del Potro a break point. Federer answered with a backhand that hit del Potro at the net and then gained his third match point on del Potro’s forehand error.Del Potro recovered to deuce with a forehand winner. Federer mis-hit a forehand high into the air beyond the baseline, giving del Potro another break point. The Argentine cashed in with a well-placed forehand in the corner to tie the set, 5-all.In the tiebreaker, Del Potro raced to a 6-1 lead, helped by two of Federer’s double faults. He closed out the win on his third match point when Federer’s forehand failed.“I would like to play that tiebreaker again because I don’t know what the hell happened,” Federer said.Del Potro lost just six points on his serve in the first set.In the second-set tiebreaker, Del Potro and Federer took turns arguing with chair umpire Fergus Murphy. Del Potro was annoyed the crowd was making noise on his serve and told the umpire he wasn’t warning them enough to be quiet.“It had no effect on the outcome of the match,” Federer said. “I was just also just trying to pump myself up more, to get energy for me.”Del Potro survived three-setters against countryman Leonardo Mayer in the fourth round and Philipp Kohlschreiber in the quarterfinals. It was his first win against Federer since last year’s U.S. Open quarters. Del Potro trails in their series 18-7, but owns a 4-2 advantage in finals. Harden scores 34 as Rockets hold off Timberwolves APINDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Juan Martin del Potro keeps surprising himself.Close to quitting tennis after four wrist surgeries in recent years, the Argentine fought to get back to the ATP Tour even as he was reduced to hitting his backhand with one hand instead of his usual two.ADVERTISEMENT In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES Del Potro and Osaka each earned $1.3 million.Del Potro became the first Argentine champion in the 42-year history of the desert tournament. He handed Federer his first loss of the year, snapping the Swiss superstar’s 17-match winning streak that was the best of his career.“I feel frustrated that I let an opportunity like this go by,” Federer said.Del Potro held a match point at 8-7 in the second-set tiebreaker, but he lost the final three points on his own errors that allowed Federer to force a third set.“It was a lot of frustration after that match point, but then I play well,” Del Potro said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The struggle paid off Sunday, when Del Potro staved off three match points in the third set to beat top-ranked Roger Federer 6-4,7-6 (8), 7-6 (2) for the BNP Paribas Open title.The win ranks up there with Del Potro’s 2009 U.S. Open title, in which he beat Federer, and helping Argentina win the Davis Cup in 2016.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I cannot believe I won this tournament, beating Roger in a great final and level of tennis,” Del Potro said.Naomi Osaka of Japan won the women’s title 6-3, 6-2 over Russian Daria Kasatkina in a match-up of 20-year-old rising stars. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

West Ham & Spurs charged after derby clash

first_imgPremier League West Ham and Tottenham charged after derby clash Ben Spratt Last updated 2 years ago 23:35 27/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) WestHamTottenham - cropped Getty Images Premier League West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur West Ham United Tottenham Hotspur Both clubs are facing FA punishment after their players clashed in the 95th minute of Saturday’s tense encounter West Ham and Tottenham have been charged by the Football Association for failing to control their players in Saturday’s hot-tempered London derby.Spurs ran out 3-2 winners at London Stadium but they almost blew a three-goal lead, hampered by Serge Aurier’s second-half red card.Tottenham to win & Kane to score first 3/1 Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. With West Ham netting their second of a failed fightback three minutes from the end of normal time, tempers flared as Michael Oliver showed five yellow cards in stoppage time after players from both sides went nose to nose.Andre Ayew, Winston Reid, Fernando Llorente, Andy Carroll and Eric Dier all went into the book, with both sides now charged.FULL-TIME: A nervy finish but we hold on for a big three points at the London Stadium. GET IN! #COYS pic.twitter.com/mpMup6HbQ5— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 23, 2017″West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur have been charged by The FA following their fixture on Saturday [23 September 2017],” read a statement.”It is alleged that in or around the 95th minute of the game, both clubs failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.”They have until 6pm on 28 September 2017 to respond to the charge.”Spurs lie fourth in the Premier League table after the victory, while West Ham are in the bottom three. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more