Olympics 2012 tennis: Del Potro takes bronze in men`s singles

Updated: Aug 05, 2012, 20:54 PM IST

London: Juan Martin del Potro won the first medal of the London Olympics for Argentina beating Serbia`s Novak Djokovic in their bronze medal match here Sunday.

Both players had six break points throughout the match, but second seed Djokovic missed all of his as he lost 7-5, 6-4.

The Olympic bronze is the second success for the 23-year-old at major tournaments after his victory at the US Open in 2009.