Juan Martin Del Potro downs Gilles Simon; meets Rafael Nadal in quarters

Jul 11, 2018, 08:48 IST | AFP

In a match suspended from Monday night due to darkness with the Argentine star two sets to one ahead, Del Potro sealed victory on a fifth match point after almost four and a half hours of action on Court Two

Juan Martin Del Potro downs Gilles Simon; meets Rafael Nadal in quarters
Del Potro celebrates after beating France's Gilles Simon

Juan Martin del Potro set up a Wimbledon quarter-final clash against Rafael Nadal when he downed Gilles Simon of France 7-6 (7/1), 7-6 (7/5), 5-7, 7-6 (7/5) yesterday.

In a match suspended from Monday night due to darkness with the Argentine star two sets to one ahead, Del Potro sealed victory on a fifth match point after almost four and a half hours of action on Court Two. Today, he will be playing in his first Wimbledon quarter-final since 2013.

Today's QFs line-up

  • Novak Djokovic v Kei Nishikori
  • Roger Federer v Kevin Anderson
  • Juan Martin del Potro v Rafael Nadal
  • Milos Raonic v John Isner

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