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Rakuten Japan Open
Tennis Championships
Tokyo, Japan

color:#666666\">RESULTS - SUNDAY, 6 OCTOBER 2013


Singles - Final

[1] [WC] J Del Potro
(ARG) d [3] M Raonic (CAN) 76(5) 75

Doubles - Final

[4] R Bopanna (IND) /
E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS)
76(5) 64

•    Juan Martin
del Potro won the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis
Championships title for the first time. He had finished
runner-up in 2008 (l. to Berdych).
•    Del Potro
moves up to fifth position in the Emirates ATP Race To
London with five spots left up for grabs at the
eight-player Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, to be held
at The O2 in London from 4-11 November.
•    It was
the 16th title of del Potro\'s career and his third ATP
World Tour 500 tournament trophy of the season (also
Rotterdam and Washington).
•    Raonic saw his
eight-match winning streak come to an end with his
second straight runner-up finish in Tokyo (l. to
Nishikori in 2012 final).
•    After this week’s
final run, Raonic has risen to No. 10 in Emirates ATP
Race To London.
•    Rohan Bopanna and Edouard
Roger-Vasselin won their first ATP World Tour team
•    The pair had saved one match point
against Andre Begemann and Edouard Roger-Vasselin in the


Juan Martin del Potro:
"I played
really well in the last two games of the match,
returning all of his first serves. It was a fantastic
week for me as I played better and better with each

On returning Raonic’s serve:
"You have to be
focused and wait for the chance. I took his serve in the
last game to break. In the tie-break, he hit a double
fault in the most important part of the match and then
my chance came, which I knew I had to take.

did what I could to win. When he serves well and hits
aces, it means I have to be aggressive on serve. I threw
in drop shots and came to the net to mix up my game."

Milos Raonic:
“There is not really much
to be down about. I created opportunities and barring a
double fault and a few points I could not have done much

"I think I am doing a lot of things
better week in, week out. I can play a good level, but I
just need to improve on a consistent basis. There is
work to be done."

Rohan Bopanna:
"The strategy worked
well today. We played as a team today. Edouard is very
solid on return and puts pressure on the serve, which
gives me the freedom to play my game.

started playing together after Wimbledon, so we knew
that the battle to qualify [for the Barclays ATP World
Tour Finals] in London would be hard. We would have to
do well at the big tournaments and [ATP World Tour
Masters 1000 events] in Shanghai and Paris. We will take
the confidence we have from here."

Edouard Roger-Vasselin:
everything worked well and we are very happy. We were
close to losing in our first match [against Juan Monaco
and Horacio Zeballos] and saved one match point in our
quarter-final [against Andre Begemann and Martin


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