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24

Oct

2013

Three balls to go for titleholder Del Potro

Top-seeded Argentine powerhouse Juan-Martin Del Potro, the Swiss Indoors titleholder, is gathering momentum as the tournament progresses. He dominated Cypriot upset king and 2005 Basel finalist Marco Baghdatis and will now meet Frenchman Paul-Henro Mathieu in the quarter finals. The South American is holding three balls in his hand and this is exactly the number of victories he needs to successfully defend his title in Switzerland's number one sporting event. Del Potro was in a relaxed mood when he flew over from Buenos Aires. He honoured his tournament sponsorship commitments in fine fashion and is oozing self-confidence and desire. In an interview with Swiss daily newspaper "Tages-Anzeiger" the South American bemoaned the shortage of talented junior players in his home country, a problem he attributed to a shortage of money, which prevents the youngsters from travelling as often as they need to. There is no need to worry about the world number five and third Argentine Major winner after Guillermo Vilas and Guillermo Coria. To quote the famous song from renowned musical Evita: Don't cry for me Argentina.
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