Juan Martin Del Potro Knocks Stanislas Wawrinka Out of Wimbledon

Juan Martin Del Potro beat Stanislas Wawrinka in the second round of Wimbledon.

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Stanislas Wawrinka reacts during his second round match. (Photo: AP)

Juan Martin Del Potro proved that multiple wrist surgeries had not robbed him off his flowing racket skills as he knocked out fourth seed Stan Wawrinka with a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(2), 6-3 victory in the second round of Wimbledon on Friday.

The Argentine, making his first appearance at Wimbledon since reaching the semi-final in 2013, held aloft his arms in triumph after condemning two-time grand slam champion Wawrinka to his earliest defeat at the All England Club in three years.

Wawrinka broke once to take the first set but by the time the players swapped serves for four successive games at the start of the third set, the Swiss knew he was in for a torrid afternoon against the 2009 US Open champion.

Playing under a closed Centre Court roof, Wawrinka whipped a backhand wide on match point to complete another miserable outing at the only major in which he has yet to reach at least a semi-final.

(With inputs from Reuters)

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