Del Potro bows out, Gasquet marches on

2016-07-04 08:52
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Juan Martin Del Potro (Getty Images)

London - After vanquishing world number four, Stan Wawrinka, Juan Martin Del Potro has been beaten by 32nd seed Lucas Pouille in four sets.

World number 30, Pouille, dropped the opening set in a tie breaker before fighting back to take the next three sets and book a place in the last sixteen.

Pouille was leading by two sets to one when darkness descended stopping play. The pair were involved in a heated exchange on Saturday when Pouille alleges del Potro told him to shut up.

This seemed to have motivated the 22-year-old who tore past his veteran opponent 6-1 in the fourth set taking just 28 minutes to claim what would be the decisive set.

The Frenchman will now face Australia's, Bernard Tomic in the fourth round.

2015 Wimbledon semi-finalist Gasquet progressed to the last sixteen after claiming a three sets to one victory over 36th ranked Spaniard Ramos-Vinolas.

Gasquet started with a stutter dropping the first set in quick-fire fashion to the dangerous 28-year-old.

The French number one would grow into the match though claiming the next two sets to lead overnight.

Gasquet closed out the match with a 6-3 win in the fourth set when play resumed on Sunday.


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