Result: Juan Martin del Potro into US Open second round

Juan Martin del Potro defeats Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3 6-7[5] 6-4 7-6[7] in the first round of the US Open.

Juan Martin del Potro has advanced to the second round of the US Open thanks to a four-set victory over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez at Flushing Meadows.

The match suffered as a result of two long rain delays, but the Argentine progressed in four hours and 13 minutes, setting up a second-round match with Lleyton Hewitt.

After winning the first set 6-3, Del Potro dropped a second set after losing tiebreaker 7-5. However, he managed to restore his lead by winning the third set 6-4.

The former champion displayed awesome power and recovered well from a break down in the fourth as the Spaniard battled to force a decider.

For the second time in the match a tiebreaker was needed to separate the pair, but this time it was Del Potro who won 9-7 on his fourth match point.

The sun sets as spectators inside Arthur Ashe Stadium watch the men's singles final match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Day Fifteen of the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 10,
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