London: Argentina`s Juan Martin Del Potro won the bronze medal in the men`s singles after upsetting second seed Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-4 on Wimbledon`s Court One.
Del Potro lost a marathon semi-final encounter to Roger Federer on Friday and left the court in tears, but he roused himself physically and mentally to earn his place on the podium.
Djokovic, beaten by Andy Murray in the last four, was the bronze medallist in Beijing four years ago but he ceded first blood when his serve was broken in the 11th game.
He had two chances to break back and force a tie-break but Del Potro held on, and the Argentinian broke again to lead 2-1 in the second set.
Djokovic tried to respond but there was no way back and for the Serb there was only the agony of finishing fourth.
BDST: 1657 HRS, August 6, 2012
Chanchal Ghosh, Newsroom Editor
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