Berdych upsets del Potro in Tokyo, win for WozniackiOctober 5th, 2008 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Oct 5 (DPA) Tomas Berdych downed Juan Martin del Potro 6-1, 6-4 to capture his fourth ATP title at the Japan Open tennis championships Sunday.The Czech number nine seed overcame the on-form Argentinian, seeded fifth and playing in his fifth final in his past six ATP tournaments, in 1 hour 17 minutes.
It was Berdych’s fourth ATP Tour title and his first since winning on grass in Halle, Germany last year.
He collects 135,000 dollars for the win while 20-year-old Del Potro, who had won 29 of his previous 30 matches, has boosted his hopes of a place at the season-ending Masters Cup.
He will now rise to ninth in the ATP world rankings and ninth in the race for next month’s eight-man Masters in Shanghai.
The women’s event was won by Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki, who captured her third WTA Tour singles title of the season with a three-sets victory over Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi.
The top-seeded Wozniacki became the sixth player to win at least three tournaments in 2008 by securing a 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 win in two hours over her fifth-seeded opponent.
Wozniacki, 18, added to her titles at Stockholm and New Haven.
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