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  • Del Potro through to face Nadal

    5/4/11 9:46 PM | Kelli DeMario
    Del Potro through to face Nadal Juan Martin Del Potro advanced to the third round in Madrid, following his comprehensive victory over Marin Cilic Wedensday afternoon. The Argentine is joined in round three by Daniel Gimeno-Traver, who upset Jurgen Melzer.

    Juan Martin Del Potro def. Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-0

    Former World No. 4 Juan Martin Del Potro reached the round of 16, having ousted Marin Cilic in straight sets, 6-3, 6-0. The 22-year-old Argentine converted five of 6 break point chances through just 64 minutes of play. By virtue of his second-round success, Del Potro improved to 26-6 for the season.

    "I think it's the match we have all been waiting for in this tournament, since Estoril, they all kept saying that in the third round I was going to play Nadal and there were a few days left but I do know that I would like to have Rafa as far away as possible from me, and various other players as well," Del Potro said.

    (Q) Daniel Gimeno-Traver def. (8) Jurgen Melzer 7-6(8), 6-3

    Qualifier Daniel Gimeno-Traver continued his run in Madrid with a straight-set upset of eighth seed Jurgen Melzer Wednesday evening. The 25-year-old Spaniard, who won just his fourth Tour-level match of the season, tallied 5 aces and six service breaks in 95 minutes of competition. Melzer struggled with his second serve, unable to win more than 30% of the points.

    Gimeno-Traver will take on Michael Llodra in the next round. The Frenchman took out qualifier Flavio Cipolla in round two, 6-4, 6-2.

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