Originally written on Tennis Panorama  |  Last updated 10/23/14
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By Jaclyn Stacey (January 17, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – Juan Martin Del Potro stormed into the Australian Open third round crushing German Benjamin Becker 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 in the Margaret Court Arena night match on day four. He will play Jeremy Chardy on Saturday who today defeated Spaniard Marcel Granollers in four sets 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2.   “I’m happy to win close to my best level.” Del Potro said on court after the match. “I served well and made a lot of winners with my forehand.”   Del Potro cemented his status as one of the players most likely to challenge the top three guys in the draw and win the Australian Open. He already knows how to win a Grand Slam and play against the best in the world having defeated Roger Federer in the final of the 2009 US Open.   Del Potro was untroubled throughout the encounter, breaking Becker early in each set and never looking in danger of losing his own serve. He won a remarkable 87% of first serves in play and produced a total of 50 winne...
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