|Nationality||Player||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Set 4||Set 5|
|J Del Potro||6||6||-||-||-|
14:35 - Next up for Del Potro is the Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. That should be fun! Rome drawsheet
14:32 - DEL POTRO 6-4 6-2 MATCH A cagey start by Del Potro, pegged back to 15-15. And a cute lob puts the Russian ahead. But Delpo wins the next two - bringing up match point with a backhand into space, Youzhny contesting it as he felt a prior shot was out - and off second serve he wins it with a booming delivery.
14:30 - DEL POTRO 6-4 5-2 The Argentine to serve for the match despite a decent hold by the Russian.
14:27 - DEL POTRO 5-1 The Argentine blitzes to hold and Youzhny must serve to stay in the match.
14:23 - DEL POTRO 6-4 4-1 Youzhny finally holds in this second set but he is made to work for it. Can't look past the Argentine now.
14:17 - DEL POTRO 6-4 4-0 The Argentine is creaming the Russian now, truly in his stride as he holds with ease.
14:12 - DEL POTRO 6-4 3-0 BREAK The Argentine has triple break point after booming a forehand volley away. And it's back-to-back breaks as Youzhny blunders!
14:02 - DEL POTRO 6-4 0-1 BREAK Delpo harasses Youzhny to deuce before bursting some crisp forehands about to break. Super start.
13:52 - DEL POTRO 6-4 SET The Argentine holds with ease to close out the first set. Took his time but there it is!
13:47 - DEL POTRO 5-4 Youzhny manages to hold serve but Delpo can serve for the first set now.
13:44 - DEL POTRO 5-3 It has stayed with serve since that first break, meaning Youzhny must now serve to stay in the opening set.
13:35 - DEL POTRO 4-2 Things slightly less straightforward for Delpo, who is still a break up but taking his time as the better match of Youzhny works him hard.
13:29 - DEL POTRO 3-2 Youzhny's turn to work out a decent hold as he gets to grips with the big man's power.
13:22 - DEL POTRO 3-1 Delpo holds to love as Youzhny fluffs a trick shot round the back. Serve-voley smash to finish it.
13:20 - DEL POTRO 2-1 Youzhny grinds out a hold to get off the mark.
13:16 - DEL POTRO 2-0 ...Delpo holds though, winning four points on the trot. So powerful!
13:13 - DEL POTRO 1-0 BREAK Del Potro starts brilliantly, bullying Youzhny in breaking early on. But the Russian pulls a few points back on the Argentine's serve...
13:09 - FEDERER 2-0 BREAK He's so cool. Federer floats about with some crisp backhands and an effortless smash, three break points and he takes them as the Argentine nets weakly. To love. Swoon.
12:52 - DEL POTRO The girls are done - Cetkovska stunning Radwanska on the delightfully named SuperTennis Arena - so Delpo and Youzhny are getting ready for their warm-up. Should start in 10 or so.
12:14 - Radwanska-Cetkovska has gone to a third, so you'll have to wait for Delpo-Youzhny. Bah!
11:32 - HEAD TO HEAD: Delpo leads this one 3-0, most recently last week in Madrid (and last year there too). Youzhny is a top 30-40 player, and Delpo is currently ninth though is a world number five in my view, he surely will get back there by season's end.
11:30 - Del Potro has been in some form recently as he climbs the rankings at a remarkable rate following his injury-driven slide out of the top 400 last season. The Argentine has Russian Youzhny next, that will start after Radwanska finishes with Cetkovska on the Supertennis Arena. The Pole is a set and a break up.
|Date of Birth||23/09/1988|
|Date of Birth||25/06/1982|