Australian Open 2010: Del Potro beats Blake in the 2nd round
Del Potro vs James Blake update: Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro will advance to the third round of the 2010 Australian Open. Del Potro managed to get a comeback 5-set victory over American James Blake 6-4 6-7(3) 5-7 6-3 10-8 in the Hisense Arena Wednesday, January 20. The match lasted 4 hours and 17 minutes.
At only 21 years old, Del Potro captured his maiden Grand Slam title at the 2009 US open after defeating Swiss Roger Federer. He was also the runner-up at the 2009 ATP World Tour Finals.
The Argentine is coming in this year’s Australian open as the no. 4 seed carrying a right wrist injury as he bids for his second grand slam title. Before beating James Blake in the second round, he survived a 4-set win over Michael Russel 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.