With his frustrating wrist injury finally behind him and the US Open looming large next month, the smile is back on Juan Martin Del Potro`s face as he prepares for this week`s ATP event in Los Angeles.
21 year old Marin Cilic made Croatia proud in a high intensity five-set cruncher, that saw him upset fourth seeded Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro 5-7, 6-4, 7-5, 5-7, 6-3 to advance to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.
Juan Martin Del Potro booked his place in the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 0-6, 6-4, 7-5 win over Germany`s Florian Mayer on Friday. The towering Argentina suffered a lapse in concentration in the second set but regained his composure to finish off his opponent in two and a half hours and avoid a repeat of his epic five-set match with James Blake in the second round.
US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro held off James Blake in a marathon five-setter Wednesday, while Justine Henin advanced in her Grand Slam comeback with a 7-5, 7-6 (6) win over fifth-seeded Elena Dementieva.
US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro will stand in for Roger Federer at the invitational Kooyong Classic in January if the Swiss world number one decides against defending his title, organisers said.