Del Potro rolls on


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:32

The Argentianian broke once in each of the first two sets before racing through the third to seal a 6-3 6-4 6-2 win and set up a mouthwatering last-four clash with second seed Roger Federer.

Del Potro was immediately on top, earning a pair of break points in game four.

He could not convert, but two games later went 40-0 up on the Robredo serve and and claimed the break as the Spaniard netted.

Del Potro closed out the set with a big serve but could have conceded an early advantage in the second as he somehow defended six break points in a game which went to seven deuces.

The frustration was palpable for the 16th seed and became even more so when he went wide to hand Del Potro a break at 3-2.

It was all the advantage Del Potro needed and, though Robredo stayed with him in the early stages of the third, the 20-year-old rattled off five consecutive games to seal his place in the last four.


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