Mens Singles on Monday in Rio: Del Potro marches on
Juan Martin Del Potro continued his march in the Singles competition at the Rio Olympics with a hard earned win over
“I’m getting better. I’m in good shape, but I don’t know if I’m prepared to play six or more matches,” said Del Potro said the match.
“This week I’m just going slowly, trying to get better every day.”
Taro Daniel of Japan added a second scalp to his campaign, taking care of Britain’s Kyle Edmund. He now faces Del Potro.
Another top seed exited the tournament when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga went down in straight sets to Gilles Muller.
In the late match, Kei Nishikori of Japan was made to work hard for his straight sets victory (7-6 6-4) by Australian John Millman.
6-Gael Monfils (France) beat Rogerio Dutra Silva (Brazil) 6-2 6-4
9-Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat Radu Albot (Moldova) 6-3 6-4
Gilles Muller (Luxembourg) beat 5-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) 6-4 6-3
Juan Martin Del Potro (Argentina) beat Joao Sousa (Portugal) 6-3 1-6 6-3
10-Roberto Bautista (Spain) beat Paolo Lorenzi (Italy) 7-6(2) 6-2
Taro Daniel (Japan) beat Kyle Edmund (Britain) 6-4 7-5
Andrej Martin (Slovakia) beat 13-Philipp Kohlschreiber (Germany) walkover
Kei Nishikori (JPN) bt John Millman (AUS) 7-6(4) 6-4