Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Potro Back with a Victory

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Potro Back with a Victory

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JUAN Martin del Potro, playing his first match since winning at Delray Beach, defeated former top-10 player Radek Stepanek 6-4 6-0 on Thursday at the WTA and ATP Indian Wells Masters event.

The Argentine beat the former world No.8 in a controlled and powerful fashion to reach the second round as he continues a comeback from surgery on his right wrist that forced him to miss most of last season.

aI broke his serve very soon in the match and it gave me confidence with my serve,a Del Potro said.

This marked the first time Del Potro has beaten Stepanek in three career meetings. He lost to the Czech twice in 2009. Oddly enough one of those losses was in Paris when del Potro first started having problems with his wrist. Del Potro was down 4-0 in the first set when he pulled out of the Paris match.

aI felt bad in that match and then I took a rest then came to the Australian Open with pain in my wrist and after that I said. 'I need to see a doctor'. …

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