Cincinnati Open: Del Potro dispatches Hyeon Chung, Federer match delayed

first_imgJuan Martin del Potro was hardly troubled by rain delays and South Korea Hyeon Chung as he registered a thumping 6-2, 6-3 win to advance to the Round of 16 on a rain-hit Thursday at Cincinnati Open.The match between Del Potro and Chung was carried forward from the previous day because of rain and even endured another rain suspension just six minutes into the match.However, Del Potro remained focused, unfazed by the continuous delays and attacked Chung’s forehand all through their 81-minute encounter.This marks Del Potro’s fourth consecutive last-16 appearance in Cincinnati, where the Argentine appears to be in fine form right in time for the August 27-September 9 US Open.One down, one to go…Del Potro tops Chung 6-2 6-3, sets up round of 16 clash with Kyrgios later tonight. Yup, you’re gonna want the for that one!: @TennisTV & Southern Open (@CincyTennis) August 16, 2018Next up for Del Potro, who this week reached a career-high third in the world rankings, will be a clash with Australian 15th seed Nick Kyrgios that is scheduled for later on Thursday.Also read – Cincinnati Open: Keys upsets Kerber, Halep fights off rain and back issuesDel Potro’s powerful forehand proved too hot to handle for Chung, who was broken five times during the match.In the Round of 16 action on Thursday, big-serving Milos Raonic beat fellow Canadian Denis Shapovalov 7-6(6), 6-4 while Spanish 13th seed Pablo Carreno Busta topped Dutchman Robin Haase 6-4, 6-2.Mighty [email protected] wins the all- battle against Shapovalov 7-6(6) 6-4 to reach the QFs here for a fourth time. He awaits the winner of Djokovic-Dimitrov.#CincyTennis & Southern Open (@CincyTennis) August 16, 2018With rain in the forecast for the rest of the evening, it was looking dicey for the rest of the third round action, including a scheduled match between seven-time champion Roger Federer and Argentine Leonardo Mayer.Three last 16 matches which were in play on Thursday were suspended due to incessant rain.READ – Davis Cup revamp gets go-ahead with season-ending team tournament from 2019SCORELINE WHEN RAIN SUSPENDED THE THREE MATCHESStan Wawrinka led 2-1 in the first set against Marton FucsovicsNovak Djokovic vs Grigor Dimitrov: 2-6, 6-3, 2-1Marin Cilic vs Karen Khachanov: 7-6(5), 3-6, 1-1(With Reuters inputs)last_img

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