Tennis – China Open ’18: Del Potro Defeats Ramos; Cruises Into The 2nd Round
The U.S. Open 2018 finalist, Juan Martin del Potro swatted aside Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-5 6-2, to achieve the China Open 2nd round.
The Argentine, Potro playing his first match since losing to Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open final a month ago, looked in fine shape as he let won 86% of points on his first serve, which included 10 aces to seal triumph in 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Onward and upward. ?
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) October 2, 2018
The 30-year-old Argentine, Juan Martin Del Potro can meet all requirements for one month from now’s ATP Finals in London, only if he makes his way to the final in the ongoing China Open.
Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal, Djokovic and Roger Federer have anchored their places in the season-finishing competition.
Live Race to London for the #ATPFinals:
1. Nadal ?? (qualified)
2. Djokovic ?? (qualified)
3. Del Potro ??
4. Federer ?? (qualified)
5. Zverev ??
6. Cilic ??
7. Thiem ??
8. Anderson ??
9. Isner ??
10. Nishikori ??
— Live Tennis (@livetennis) October 1, 2018
Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov, a finalist in Beijing two years back, started his battle with a strong 7-5 6-3 triumph over American Tennys Sandgren.
Spain’s Fernando Verdasco was made to buckle down before beating France’s Gael Monfils 2-6 7-6(3) 7-6(5) in 2 hours and 23 minutes.
— Argentina Soccer 11 (@ArgSoccer11) October 2, 2018
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