Del Potro turfs out Zverev

The Nation - - SPORT -

Juan Mar­tin del Potro fought back from a set down to beat rac­quet-smash­ing ris­ing star Alexan­der Zverev and reach the Shang­hai Mas­ters quar­ter-fi­nals yes­ter­day.

The sea­soned Ar­gen­tine re­cov­ered to win 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 in one hour, 55 min­utes against the 20-year-old Zverev and will next play ei­ther Vik­tor Troicki or John Is­ner. Zverev was go­ing after his sixth ti­tle of an out­stand­ing sea­son and was com­fort­able in the first set against del Potro, the 2009 US Open cham­pion. The Ger­man prodigy and the 29-year-old, whose ca­reer has been be­set by in­jury, went toe to toe in the sec­ond set and the tie break was just as tight un­til del Potro grabbed the cru­cial mini-break.

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