Del Potro, Ferrer and Williams all win on Tour

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Updated: October 29, 2012

Juan Martin Del Potro added a 4th ATP Tour title to his collection for 2012 when he defeated the world no.1 Roger Federer in front of his home town fans to lift the Swiss Indoors title. It was a titanic struggle that saw 2 of the 3 sets go to tie breaks, however it was the Argentine that eventually prevailed 6-4 6-7 7-6 to claim his second title in as many weeks.

The big serve of Del Potro had been key all week and never let him down against an opponent that had not only defeated him on their last 6 meetings, but also had the local crowd against him. Del Potro, no stranger to the big occasion having beaten the great Swiss in the 2009 US Open final, showed he is now capable of stepping his game up more consistently against the top 4, especially in the way the clarity of his mind and shot making under pressure was evident in the big points. Federer going for his 6th win in Basel and his 4th tournament win of the year will be very disappointed. It was a performance mixed with brilliance but overshadowed by enforced errors which is what eventually cost him.
In Valencia it also went to 3 sets when David Ferrer beat unseeded Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-1 3-6 6-4 to record his 6th ATP Tour title of the year. It was also the Spaniards third win in Valencia, following his titles in 2008 and 2010. The win was achieved in front of his home fans, and he also dedicated it to the retirement of his friend, compatriot and former world no. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero.
On the WTA Tour, the curtain came down on a long and tiring season in Istanbul at the WTA Championships. It was a mere formality for Serena Williams as she once again brushed aside an opponent, as she so often has done this season. The 2004 champion Maria Sharapova was on the receiving end this time as she was dispatched 6-4,6-3, by Williams. The American star has achieved an unbelievable record since her loss at the French Open of 31 wins to 1 loss, including an Olympic crown, Wimbledon and the US Open.
Tennis action continues next week on the ATP Tour, in the all important BNP Paribas Open in the French capital. 2BET2 provides all the odds. Its a Masters series event and Roger Federer will be the defending champion.