|Nationality||Player||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Set 4||Set 5|
|J Del Potro||6||7||-||-||-|
- - DEL POTRO 6-2 7-6 - GAME, SET AND MATCH! It's a quite thrilling second set tie-break as the players find themselves locked at 5-5 and then 6-6, but Del Potro finds a huge serve down the T and manages to close out the match with a big forehand as he wins through to the last 16 in clinical fashion! Next up for the Argentine will be a clash with either David Ferrer or Denis Istomin. Men's drawsheet in full
- - DEL POTRO 6-2 6-6 - The second set goes to a tie-break as Del Potro slams a forehand down the line, and manages to hold with a brilliant serve down the T. This set will be decided by the breaker!
- - DEL POTRO 6-2 5-6 - Verdasco is pegged back to 30-30 this time on serve, but again he shows good composure to find two big first serves to close out the game and hold.
- - DEL POTRO 6-2 5-5 - The balance suddenly shifts as Verdasco follows a comfortable and convincing hold with a superb effort on the Del Potro serve, taking the game to an extended deuce, with the Argentine battling ferociously to hold.
- - DEL POTRO 6-2 4-5 - Now that's how you serve, from Verdasco! The Spaniard finds three aces from nowhere to pin Del Potro back behind the baseline, groping around helplessly! It's a hold to love from Verdasco - quite brilliant.
- - DEL POTRO 6-2 4-4 - Del Potro is enjoying much more comfortable service holds than Verdasco right now, and the Argentine takes his latest game to 15 with three crunching first serves.
- - DEL POTRO 6-2 3-4 - Verdasco clenches his fist with relief and delight after holding serve, and he gains recognition of his efforts from his camp up in the stands as he holds to 30 after another gruelling game. Del Potro does not concede any cheap points.
- - DEL POTRO 6-2 3-3 - Del Potro throws away the balls with disdain after holding serve to love with minimal fuss, and Verdasco is left helpless as he is unable to make an impact on his opponent's delivery.
- - DEL POTRO 6-2 2-3 - Del Potro hammers a quite stunning forehand winner down the line, but Verdasco, to his credit, shows good resolve and resilience to win three points on the bounce and hold.
- - DEL POTRO 6-2 2-2 - Del Potro again levels with supreme composure, and the Argentine is fazed by nothing his opponent throws at him as he continues to find a good rhythm and spurts of big serves to maintain control.
- - DEL POTRO 6-2 1-2 - Verdasco keeps his nose in front at the start of this second set, and the man in the lurid yellow and orange shirt punches the air in delight and relief as he comes through another tough game after deuce.
- - DEL POTRO 6-2 1-1 - Del Potro levels up the second set with a controlled game, and he finds the baseline with two bruising forehands to ensure that Verdasco is kept firmly back behind the baseline.
- - DEL POTRO 6-2 0-1 - Verdasco holds his composure to come through a very tricky game as Del Potro puts him under real pressure with a string of powerful groundstrokes, but the Spaniard keeps his nerve and finds two big first serves to close out the game.
- - DEL POTRO 5-2 - Verdasco slams a forehand down the line after a long 22-shot rally with Del Potro, and the Spaniard is beginning to finally find some form at the end of this opening set. Can Del Potro serve out for it now?
- - DEL POTRO 5-1 - Again, Del Potro holds serve with consummate ease, and he is romping through this opening set with Verdasco's shirt much brighter than his all-round play. Can the Spaniard find a decent rhythm on his serve now?
- - DEL POTRO 4-1 - BREAK! Del Potro breaks for a second time as he looks to breeze through this opening set now, and Verdasco has no response with his opponent in a rich vein of form. Verdasco needs to find something special.
- - DEL POTRO 3-1 - Verdasco is struggling not to look despondent as he slips behind in the opening set, and Del Potro consolidates his break of serve with a comfortable hold to 15. Del Potro is looking very assured indeed.
- - DEL POTRO 2-1 - BREAK! After a sluggish start on his own serve, the big Argentine stamps his authority on proceedings with a quite brilliant assault on the Verdasco serve! Two gigantic forehand winners see the Spaniard picked off.
- - DEL POTRO 1-1 - Verdasco trades blows with his opponent from the back of the court, not allowing the Argentine to gain a foothold in the game. Eventually Del Potro manages to come through and hold from deuce, but it's tough going.
- - DEL POTRO 0-1 - Verdasco stutters at first on serve, but recovers from 15-30 to take the game with his forehand already in very good working order. Incidentally, the Spaniard is wearing a lurid yellow and orange shirt - quite fetching, although it does hurt the eyes!
- - The first match up on Stadium 1 sees Fernando Verdasco take on Juan Martin Del Potro in their third-round encounter.
|Date of Birth||15/11/1983|
|Date of Birth||23/09/1988|