Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Returning Juan Set to Take a Pot at RAF

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Returning Juan Set to Take a Pot at RAF

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RAFAEL NADAL was set to face an early test of his title-defending credentials today at Wimbledon when he meets Juan Martin del Potro in the fourth round.

Nadal, who has yet to drop a set in this year's tournament, will put that statistic on the line against the former US Open winner who is back on the tour and back on song following a lengthy absence with a wrist injury.

Plenty has happened in tennis since he lifted the title at Flushing Meadows, but it was only in September 2009 when he toppled Roger Federer, and his current ranking of 21st in the world is nothing like a fair reflection of his ability.

Nadal is well aware of that as well, and knows how well he will need to play to progress when they meet in the day's final match on Centre Court.

"I'm not lucky to play against Del Potro in the round of 16," Nadal said. …

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