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Del Potro destroys Tomic in Sydney final

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Juan Martin del Potro dropped just four games as he cruised to victory over Bernard Tomic in the Sydney International.

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The world No. 5 needed just 53 minutes to see off the Australian 6-3 6-1.

Del Potro was dominant from the off and conceded just six points from his serve to earn his 18th ATP career title.

"My forehand was perfect. I made a lot of winners, many aces, good slices," the 25-year-old Argentinean said.

"To start the year in this way it's very positive looking forward for the rest of the season.

"I need to keep working in the same conditions and the same way.

"Now it's the hardest tournament for us, and I will see if I can go further than last year in Melbourne.

"After two or three matches I started to play much better. My movement was faster than in the first rounds here."

Tomic faces world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the first round of the Australian Open, which starts in Melbourne on Monday.

Tomic looks crushed after losing in front of his home crowd © Getty Images
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