Jeremy Chardy leaves Juan Martin del Potro with sour taste at Australian Open

The 36th-ranked Frenchman frustrated del Potro with a mix of drop shots, well-angled forehands and backhand slices, one of which sent del Potro running into the stands in the third set.

updated: January 19, 2013 14:23 IST
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Melbourne: Jeremy Chardy reached the round of 16 for the first time at the Australian Open with a fighting five-set win over sixth seed Juan Martin Del Potro on Saturday.

The 36th-ranked Frenchman raced to a two sets to love lead, before Del Potro pulled back to level the match only to prevail 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (3/7), 3-6, 6-3 in 3hr 45min on Hisense Arena.

Chardy was ecstatic to have beaten the former US Open champion and will now face Italian 21st seed Andreas Seppi in an unexpected fourth round matchup on Monday.

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