del Potro reaches ABN AMRO World quarterfinals
Posted on: 10:01 PM IST Feb 14, 2013
Rotterdam: Juan Martin del Potro hit a dozen aces past Ernests Gulbis of Latvia in winning 7-6 (5), 6-3 to reach his first quarterfinals of the year at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament on Thursday.
The second-seeded Argentine set up a clash against Jarkko Nieminen, who beat Matthias Bachinger of Germany 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 at the Ahoy arena.
Marcos Baghdatis beat fourth-seeded Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-4 to also reach the quarterfinals. The unseeded Cypriot saved three break points and broke Gasquet once to take the first set and was rarely troubled in the second set as he moved into a quarterfinal against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria.