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Del Potro wins Olympic bronze at Wimbledon

08/05/2012 10:56 EDT | Updated 10/05/2012 05:12 EDT
WIMBLEDON, England - Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina won the Olympic bronze medal on Sunday following a 7-5, 6-4 victory over second-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia.

Del Potro has some hardware to show for all his hours on the grass at Wimbledon, and for waiting through a rain delay Sunday.

On Friday, the Argentine lost 3-6, 7-6 (5), 19-17 in the Olympic semifinals to Roger Federer in the longest three-set men's match of the Open era — it went 4 hours, 26 minutes.

After Sunday's straight-sets win at the All England Club, del Potro fell to the grass, hands over his eyes, and wept.

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