Thursday, October 18, 2012

Del Potro returns with win in Vienna

Del Potro returns with win in Vienna

Juan Martin del Potro defeated Daniel Brands 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (6) in the second round at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna.

In a match that featured no breaks of serve, Del Potro hit 30 aces while Brands produced 32.

Brands closed out the opening set with an ace but double-faulted when Del Potro had set point in the second.

Del Potro won the decider on his second match point when Brands sent a backhand just wide.

“If I knew this was going to happen before, I would have stayed at home for sure,” del Potro joked.

"I played a nice match after a month without competition," said Del Potro.

"I served really well every moment of the match," said Del Potro. "I will train, practice all day, I need to improve day by day."

The Argentine will play either Dominic Thiem or Marinko Matosevic in the quarterfinals.

AP Photo/Eduardo Di Baia