• Del Potro powers into Delray Beach quarterfinals


    DELRAY BEACH: Injury-nagged 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro advanced on Thursday (Friday in Manila) to the quarterfinals of the ATP Delray Beach Open by defeating Australian qualifier John-Patrick Smith 6-4, 6-4. In only the second match of his comeback after sitting out for nearly a year, the 27-year-old Argentine wildcard entrant booked a last-eight date with French fifth seed Jeremy Chardy, who ousted American wildcard Noah Rubin 6-4, 6-2 in another second-round match.


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