Former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro has won the ATP Erste Bank Open in Vienna, Austria.
Potro scored a straight sets win over qualifier Grega Zemlja 7-5, 6-3 for his third title of the year.
“I’m so happy. It’s important to have a good end of the year,” commented del Potro. “I’m looking forward to keep improving, keep playing well at the same level as I had here. I also look forward to London. I’m looking better to qualify there. We have two big tournaments coming next week. They have the chance to get points also, so it will be very interesting to see how we are going.”
Potro is no 7 in the race to London and this win will help him boost his chances to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
“I am satisfied with the way I played. I did my best,” commmented Zemlja. “I felt I played really well the first seven games. Maybe I wasn’t serving my best, but I was fighting till the end. I think Juan played really well from 4-4 (in the first set), to 3-0 (in the second set). He was serving really good. I’m happy with how I played all week. I just have to continue with that. Also, I still have two Challengers to play at the end of the year. I have to get motivated to play the same level as I did here.”