RIO OLYMPICS - MEN'S SINGLES: Juan Martin Del Potro flies to the third round! Out Tsonga!



by RONNIE REAR

RIO OLYMPICS - MEN'S SINGLES: Juan Martin Del Potro flies to the third round! Out Tsonga!

Despite the enormity of upsets on Sunday, it was business as usual on Monday for tennis players in Rio. Here’s a recap of men’s singles second round action: After the great victoryof yesterday against the number one of the ATP ranking Novak Djokovic, the Argentinian player Juan Martin Del Potro qualified for the third round after winning his second round match in three sets against Joao Sousa (Despite the suspension of two minutes due to a quarrel between two people of the crowd).

It was a tough match for Delpo, who was, however, able to close the third sets. Now Del Potro will face the Japanese Daniel in the next round. Slovakian Andrej Martin was the first to reach the pre-quarters after receiving a walkover in his second round against Philipp Kohlschreiber.

The German had been dealing with an injury to his foot that and on Sunday, the German men’s doubles team – comprising of Kohlschreiber and Jan-Lennard Struff – had been replaced by the Portuguese alternate team of Joao Sousa and Gastao Elias before their first round match against the Slovakian team of Andrej Martin and Igor Zelenay.

Taro Daniel continued his good run in the games. The Japanese, who’d received a wild-card to play the event, defeated Briton Kyle Edmund in straight sets 6-4, 7-5 in an hour and 37 minutes. Edmund was able to win only 29% of his second serves to Daniel’s 43%.

Edmund also had half-a-dozen unforced errors to Daniel’s two and an equal number of double faults as well. Roberto Bautista Agut defeated Italy’s Paolo Lorenzi in the second round in straight sets 7-6 (2), 6-2.

While Lorenzi was able to push the Spaniard into the tie-break in the first set, Bautista Agut was indomitable in the second set and two consecutive breaks in the fifth and seventh game of the set saw him serve for the match in the eighth game.

The tennis player of Luxembourg Gilles Muller has eliminated in two sets the Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. It fell so another top player in the men's draw, and now Muller will meet the Spanish tennis player Roberto Bautista in the third round.

Marin Cilic defeated in two sets Radu Albot despite some problems shown by the Croatian tennis player in the second set. In the third round he will face the winner of the match between Monfils and Dutra Silva. Top-ranked Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori defeated Australian John Millman to book his place in the next round where he will face Slovakian Andrej Martin.

Nishikori prevailed over Millman in two sets 7-6 (4) 6-4. Brief Scores Summary Andrej Martin (SVK) d. [13] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) (W/O) [WC] Taro Daniel (JPN) d. Kyle Edmund (GBR) 6-4, 7-5 [14] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) d.

Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) 7-6 (2), 6-2 Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) d. Joao Sousa (POR) 6-3 1-6 6-3 Gilles Muller (LUX) d. [5] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 6-4 6-3 [9] Marin Cilic (CRO) d. Radu Albot (MDA) 6-3 6-4 [4] Kei Nishikori (JPN) d.

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Juan Martin Del Potro Taro Daniel Andrej Martin