Juan Martin Del Potro has said that he is disappointed not to have won a grand slam title in 2012. Del Potro has won only one Grand Slam title in his career so far and that too three years back. In 2009, the Argentine player had won the US Open singles title.

Del Potro has been in good form of late. In the recently played ATP World Tour Finals, Del Potro had reached the final four, but, he was defeated by the world no.1 Novak Djokovic in the semi final match. However, Del Potro didn’t let Djokovic win that match easily. He made him work hard for that victory. Del Potro won the first set by 6-4 and at that point of time, he was the favourite to win that match. But, he failed in carrying on the momentum in the following sets. He lost the next couple of sets by 3-6 and 2-6 respectively and was knocked out of the tournament.

Del Potro didn’t have a very good start to the tournament. In his first Round Robin match, he was defeated by David Ferrer. But, he bounced back and thrashed Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia in the next match. Del Potro defeated Tipsarevic in the straight sets by 6-0, 6-4.

Del Potro had to defeat the Swiss Maestro, Roger Federer, in his last Round Robin match to secure a semi final berth and he did that. He beat Federer in a close match by 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-3.

After being defeated by Djokovic in the semi finals, Del Potro said, “I think reaching the semi finals in such a big tournament is itself a big achievement. But, it would have been wonderful if I had gone on to win the tournament.”

“I am quite disappointed that I didn’t manage to win a Grand Slam this year. I would try to do that next year.”