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Del Potro bests Llodra for Open 13 victory

Feb. 26, 2012 at 1:39 PM   |   Comments

MARSEILLE, France, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro claimed the Open 13 tennis event in Marseille, France, Sunday with a straight-set win over Michael Llodra.

The fourth-seeded Del Potro, who also reached the finals in last week's ATP Tour tournament in Rotterdam, dispatched the Frenchman 6-4, 6-4, capturing his first title of 2012.

The Argentine won won 36-of-40 first-serve points against Llodra and didn't face a single break point against his own serve en route to the victory, which was a rematch from the first round of the Rotterdam event.

Del Potro fell to Roger Federer in the Netherlands finals.

Del Potro improved to 10-5 in career finals while Llodra slipped to a 5-5.

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