Del Potro suffers shock exit in Lyon, Raonic marches on

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[May 25, 2017]  (Reuters) - Argentine Juan Martin del Potro suffered a setback to his French Open preparations after losing 7-6(0) 6-4 to qualifier Gastao Elias in the Lyon Open second round while top seed Milos Raonic moved into the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

After losing the opening set tie-breaker without collecting a point, sixth seed Del Potro broke Elias' serve in the first game of the second set but failed to capitalize.

With the set level at 4-4, the 26-year-old Portuguese claimed the last two games and will face Raonic in the last eight on Thursday after the Canadian defeated Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 6-4 6-3.

Raonic, the world number six, fired eight aces and won 25 of his 30 first-serve points as he dominated a match lasting an hour and 25 minutes.

Home favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga fought back to secure a 6-7(2) 6-2 6-3 victory over Argentina's Carlos Berlocq.

The second seed, who failed to progress beyond the second-round in Monte Carlo and Madrid, will face Karen Khachanov of Russia in the quarter-finals.

(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond)

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Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina hits a backhand against Roger Federer of Switzerland (not pictured) on day seven of the 2017 Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center. Federer won 6-3, 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

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