Fifth-ranked David Ferrer overcame former U.S. Open winner Juan Martin Del Potro in three sets at the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London.
Ferrer defeated the seventh-ranked Argentine, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 at London’s O2 arena.
Ferrer, the only Spaniard at the ATP Finals in the absence of the injured eleven-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal, is having the best season of his career. The 30-year-old has won seven titles, the most of anyone on the men’s tour.
Earlier in the day, six-time champion Roger Federer of Switzerland cruised past Serbia’s Janko Tipsarevic, 6-3, 6-1.
The ATP World Tour Finals feature a round-robin format. The top eight singles players and doubles pairs are divided into two groups of four, with the top two in each section moving into the semifinals.
U.S. Open champion Andy Murray of Britain and top-ranked Novak Djokovic of Serbia, who both won their opening matches earlier in the week, will play each other tomorrow.
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