Mason, OH (Sports Network) - Juan Martin del Potro was an easy quarterfinal
winner Friday at the $2.825 million Western & Southern Open, the seventh of
nine ATP Masters events this year.
The sixth-seeded Argentine slugger swatted French lucky-loser Jeremy Chardy
6-1, 6-3 on the hardcourts at the Lindner Family Tennis Center. Del Potro
fired eight aces and was not broken in the 1-hour, 16-minute affair.
Chardy stunned defending Cincinnati champion and Olympic gold medalist Andy
Murray in the third round here on Thursday.
The 6-foot-6 del Potro is a former U.S. Open champ who captured a bronze medal
at the London Games two weeks ago.
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