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This eighth-final victory tastes particularly sweet.
Juan Martin del Potro has done it! Five years after his last participation in the season finale, the Argentinian will return to the ATP Finals in London. To be on the safe side also mathematically, the US Open finalist in Beijing had to survive the knockout stages.
Del Potro completely in red
The exercise was successful: With 6: 4, 7: 6 (4) "Delpo" prevailed against the strong Russian Karen Khachanov. In the quarter-finals, the red flash, which was completely dressed in the Chinese national color, meets Filip Krajinovic from Serbia.
Del Potro lived up to his outfit, because he set off like the fire department: after the fast 2: 0 lead, the 30-year-old left nothing to be desired. Without allowing a single break chance, the top seed secured the first set after 37 minutes.
"Delpo" successful in follow-up
Khachanov continued to fight hard. In the duel of brute front hands, the Russian could now better keep up. After he had to give up his serve at the score of 5: 5 again, he was immediately with the re-break on the spot. In the tiebreak the "tower of Tandil" was back on top. After the edge of the net helped him to 4: 3, del Potro could not take the butter from the bread.
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