Posted February 28, 2013 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Daniel Brands
Juan Martin del Potro reached the Dubai Championships semifinals for a second straight year when he dispatched German qualifier Daniel Brands 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday. Del Potro managed to neutralize the big-serving Brands and offered up some of his own firepower, hitting seven aces including six in the first set. He also said his right wrist, which he injured in 2010, was not bothering him as much as it did earlier in the tournament and that he now ''could play 100 percent.'' The first set was tight as both players held serve through the first nine games until mistakes from the 97th-ranked German allowed Del Potro to break him and win the set. The second was much easier, as Del Potro broke Brands twice.
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( February 28, 2013) DUBAI – Juan Martin Del Potro reached the semifinals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships for a second straight year on Thursday when he defeated qualifier Daniel Brands 6-4, 6-2.   The pair had met just once before, in Vienna last October when Del Potro fired 30 aces and Brands 32 in a match that Del Potro won at the end of three tiebreak sets.  ...
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