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Davydenko crushes Del Potro to win World Tour Finals

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Latest update : 2009-11-30

Russia's Nikolay Davydenko produced a masterful display to defeat Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro (6-3, 6-4) in less than two hours and clinch his first World Tour Finals title in London.

AFP - Russia's Nikolay Davydenko won the ATP World Tour Finals title with a straight sets victory over Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro at London's O2 Arena.

Last year's beaten finalist Davydenko won 6-3, 6-4 in an hour and 24 minutes to claim the season-ending title, disputed among the world's top eight players.

The win meant Davydenko jumped up the rankings to finish the season as the world number six, while Del Potro remains at number five.

The Russian scooped 1,510,000 dollars in prize money, while the Argentinian collected 740,000 dollars.

Davydenko became the first Russian to win the season-ending tournament.

"Coming here as number seven and winning the tournament, I surprised myself," said Davydenko, who downed the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open champions en route to claiming the title.

Del Potro told him: "Congratulations, you had a great, great week, you beat everybody, you are a great, great champion."

Date created : 2009-11-29

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