This Latin American Player Is Through To The Third Round Of The Open

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Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina celebrates victory during his men's singles second round match against Denis Kudla of The United States on Day Three of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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By NAN Contributor

News Americas, FLUSHING, NY, Thurs. August 30, 2018: A Latin American top seeded tennis player on Wednesday barreled his way into the third round of the US Open at Flushing Meadows Park in Corona, Queens.

Third-seeded Juan Martin del Potro, 29, of the South American nation of Argentina, completed a convincing 6-3, 6-1, 7-6 victory over American Denis Kudla yesterday, despite the heat, to move on in the tourney.

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The 2009 champion, back to his best after a series of injuries, won 6-3 6-1 7-6 (7-4) in one hour 56 minutes.

Del Potro, also known as Delpo, will now face Spain’s Fernando Verdasco for a place in the last 16 on Friday, August 31st.

Del Potro began playing tennis at the age of seven with coach Marcelo Gómez. His talent was discovered by Italian ex-tennis professional Ugo Colombini, who accompanied him through the initial phases of his young career and is still today his agent and close friend.

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