14 Jan 2009

Top seed advances to quarterfinals of Heineken Tennis Open

5:32 pm on 14 January 2009

The top seed Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina is through to the quarterfinals of the Heineken Tennis Open in Auckland, but its been a far from straight forward exercise.

Del Potro dropped the first set to Ernests Gulbis of Latvia, 4-6 but recovered to take the second 6-4 before closing out the match 6-1 in the third.

Tonight's feature match is a repeat of last year's final with defending champion Phillip Kohlschreiber of Germany up against Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain.