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
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
(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
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