Flushing Meadows, NY (Sports Network) - Former title winner Juan Martin del
Potro overcame the weather and his opponent to pull out a hard-fought victory
in the first round of the U.S. Open.
The sixth-seeded 2009 champion del Potro snuck past Guillermo Garcia-Lopez by
a 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 7-6 (9-7) margin in a match that lasted over four hours
on a rainy Wednesday.
Garcia-Lopez saved three match points in the final tiebreaker before del Potro
put him away.
The last time del Potro came into the U.S. Open seeded No. 6 was four years
ago and he went on to capture the title.
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