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Sunday, January 20, 2013

AUSTRALIA OPEN | Third Round Del Potro's surprise farewell


Andy Murray continued his solid start in the Australia Open which saw leave much earlier than expected to Juan Martin del Potro. The Scot won the Lithuanian Richard Berankis 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 on a windy and cool fall day that saw Del Potro 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 3 -6, 6-3 against Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in the third round.
Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro, sixth seed, became involved in the first big surprise of the Australia Open tournament and was felled after being overtaken by Frenchman Jeremy Chardy (6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (3) , 3-6 and 6-3).
The tennis Tandil, considered alternative to challenge the dominance of the triplet favorite in the first Grand Slam of the year, the box derailed before reaching the second week, in which there will also be a Roger Federer, seeded second, or Andy Murray, third.
"Not a good result, of course. Especially after match two sets down. Jeremy played very well in the fifth set. Deserved to win the match. I broke serve and calmly faced the final moment to close the game," Tandil explained tennis, seventh in the world.
Jeremy Chardy, who described the victory as "the best" of his career took a start blazing performance, which spilled over to South America. No pulse trembled the Gaul in the fourth quarter, after Del Potro to react and equilibrate shock straight sets.
Chardy, 36 in the rankings and that comes first to the fourth round of Australia, finished with 20 aces and 78 winners. French Iguala her best in a 'major', the second round. As in Roland Garros five years ago.
Chardy will be in the fourth round with Italian Andreas Seppi, who starred another marker unexpected. Eliminated the twelfth-seeded Croat Marin Cilic, also in five sets and after three hours and 38 minutes (6-7 (2), 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 and 6-2).
Federer and Murray did not fail. Transit insurance and pace. Without giving his opponents option, usually resigned to their fate. The Swiss, second seed, ended the great local hope, Australian Bernard Tomic (6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-1) and scored the victory in 250 career Grand Slam tournaments.
Winner in Melbourne four times (2004, 2006, 2007 and 2010), overcame setbacks to ease that submitted his opponent, especially in the second set in a tiebreaker determined that pulled the ocean to win. Tomic came within three points of matching a set. But he could pressure the Swiss and the reaction that turned the situation and put the sleeve of his hand.
Federer will face fourth round at Canadian Milos Raonic, thirteenth favorite, previously beat German Philipp Kohlschreiber, seventeenth, 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-4. Canadian tennis player completed the game with 23 aces to match its best record in Melbourne.
Murray did not end very satisfied with their game against the Lithuanian Ricardas Barnkis, the only survivor of the previous phase, which overcame a 6-3, 6-4, 7-5. A procedure for the Scots, twice runner-up in the Australia Open (2010 and 2011), who lamented the low rate given the ball. The Scot pushed through the crash in two hours and 12 minutes.

Azarenka and Serena, unchecked

The women's draw, however, had no mishaps. Watched the progress of the champion, the Belarusian Viktoria Azarenka , after overcoming the shock to the American Jamie Hampton, Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki, designed to encourage players the final leg of the tournament.
Hampton got into trouble Azarenka, which took the third set unexpectedly. But the world number one survived the setbacks and amended the situation (6-4 4-6 6-2). No pulse trembled to the U.S., which has never won one of the top ten in the world.
"I think everyone was surprised. Not only me," he said after the game the world number one, who will play in the second round with Russian Elena Vesnina, who beat Italy's Roberta Vinci, sixteenth favorite (4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4).
Serena Williams kept the acceleration has shown from the start of the tournament. Keep racking up wins Florida tennis player, who seeks his sixth title in Australia and the assault on the number one.
Only four games left before the Japanese Aytami Morita (6-1, 6-3) and will face Russian Maria Kirilenko, seeded fourteenth, who won in straight sets to Belgian Yanina Wickmayer, the twenty-fifth).
Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki also failed. Determined to return to the elite and improve the semifinals in 2011, won two races to Caroline Wozniacki the only survivor of the previous phase, the Ukrainian Lesya Tsurenko (6-4 and 6-3).
Wozniacki will play Russian veteran Svetlana Kuznetsova, who stopped the last hopes of Spanish in the competition, Carla Suárez Navarro, second in three sets (6-2, 4-6 and 6-3).
Furthermore, Serbia's Bojana Jovanovski won the Japanese Kimiko Date-Krumm (6-2, 7-6 (3)) and will face the American Sloane Stephens, who overthrew the British Laura Robson (7-5 ​​and 6-3 ).

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