David Ferrer has defeated Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina in his first Round Robin match of the ATP World Tour Finals. Ferrer won the match by 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. Ferrer has now won his last 11 matches on the trot.
Ferrer is in group B along with Janko Tipsarevic, Del Potro and Roger Federer. Federer also won his first match against Janko Tipsarevic earlier today and he is at the top of the Group B points table at the moment as he lost lesser games as compared to Ferrer.
Ferrer has come into this tournament with fine form. He has recently won a couple of tournaments in the form of BNP Paribas Masters and Valencia Open 500. The Spaniard continued his good form and defeated Del Potro quite comfortably.
Ferrer started the match pretty well. In the first three games of the first set, both the players held their service and Ferrer was ahead by 2-1 at the end of the third game.
Ferrer got a breakthrough in the fourth game and then, held his service in the next game to make the score 4-1. The Spaniard didn’t lose the advantage after that and served out seventh and the ninth game to win the first set by 6-3.
In the second set, Ferrer looked off colour and played a number of rash shots. He lost his service in the fourth game and didn’t manage to make a comeback after that.
But, in the third and final set, Ferrer lifted the standard of his game. The first eight games of the third set went with the serve and the match was evenly poised at thas point of time. But, in the ninth game, Del Potro didn’t manage to carry on his good work and lost his service. Ferrer only had to hold his service in the next game to win the match and he did exactly that.
Ferrer will play his next match against the Swiss superstar Roger Federer.