Great day for Juan Martín del Potro at the masters of Rome. After the bad weather caused his debut in the competition to be delayed in Thursday, the tandilians must meet two matches with a few hours difference and he also responded in the best way.
After defeating the Belgian David Goffin 6-4 and 6-2 in the morning, Delpo met Norwegian Casper Ruud early in the afternoon and won again in two sets: he was 6-4 and 6-4 for the Argentine tennis player.
The European player had come to this instance after the disqualification of his former rival, Australian Nick Kyrgios, who was angry at the referee and threw a chair on the track. Already in eighth, it was well overcome by a Del Potro who He physically resisted and showed no knee pain.
In the next round, Torre de Tandil will face the winner of the key that integrates Serbian Novak Djokovic and the German Philipp Kohlschreiber.
The best Argentinian tennis player performs a reinstatement process for the circuit that began last week in Madrid after recovering from a injury in the right knee that he suffered in October 2018. In that tournament he fell into his first match with Serbian Laslo Djere 6-3, 2-6 and 7-5, after wasting a match point in the third set.
The Masters 1000 of Rome is part of the brick-to-air tour before Roland Garros, this year's second Grand Slam, played in Paris from May 26.
So far, only three Argentines succeeded in opening in Rome: Guillermo Vilas in 1980, José Luis Clerc in 1981 and Alberto "Luli" Mancini in 1989.
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