May 24, 2013
Australian Open: Del Potro ousted
Juan Martín Del Potro was ousted from the Australian Open early today, as French player Jeremy Chardy defeated him by6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (3/7), 3-6 and 6-3 in a four hour long match.
The Argentine top seed battled back from two sets down to level his third-round contest but the mercurial Chardy grabbed a break in the decider and held his nerve to serve out for a 6-3 6-3 6-7 3-6 6-3 win.
"I had nothing to lose today so it was easy to play," said the world number 36. "It's a big win for me, maybe the best of my career."
After five days without any upsets of note at the year's first grand slam, two came along within minutes.