Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro has rebounded from the disappointment of losing a marathon semi-final to win the Olympic bronze medal play-off over Serbian Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-4 after 1hr 28min.
In a tight two sets of tennis, the eighth seed hit 21 winners to Djokovic's 28 but kept his unforced error count two below his opponent's 15.
Tellingly, del Potro converted two of his six break point opportunities, with Djokovic unable to convert on any of his six chances.
It caps an impressive finish for del Potro after the agony of his near four-and-a-half-hour 3-6, 7-6, 19-17 loss to Roger Federer in the semi-finals.
20:08It brings me no pleasure but it's time to bring the curtain down for another year. Seemed somehow appropriate to leave the last word to Roger Federer. Thanks a billion for reading. What a fortnight, what a final, fast forward to 2015 please...
20:03"I already have seven. It's not like I need another one. But it would have been awfully nice to have it. I think that's what the feeling was of the people, and I felt that... I know they love tennis. They love tennis after we're all gone."View all