US Open: Juan Martin del Potro outlasts Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in 4 sets

Updated: 29 August 2013 08:55 IST

The 2009 champion was frustrated by the 74th-ranked Spaniard's repeated calls for a trainer to work on his left leg. Del Potro, seeded sixth, though won 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-4, 7-6 (7) in 4 hours, 13 minutes.

New York:

Juan Martin del Potro overcame delays from the rain and his opponent to pull out a grueling four-set win over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez on Wednesday in the first round of the U.S. Open.

The 2009 champion was frustrated by the 74th-ranked Spaniard's repeated calls for a trainer to work on his left leg. Del Potro, seeded sixth, though won 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-4, 7-6 (7) in 4 hours, 13 minutes.

The Spaniard saved three match points in the final tiebreaker before del Potro put him away with an emphatic backhand winner.

Garcia-Lopez last year upset 10th-seeded Juan Monaco in a fifth-set tiebreaker in the first round at Flushing Meadows last year.

Topics : Tennis Guillermo Garcia-Lopez Juan Martin del Potro US Open 2013
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