2009 US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro will battle against Nicolas Mahut in the Sydney Open second round on Wednesday 8th January at 03:10 GMT, being played here on outdoor hard courts in Sydney.
Both the players are meeting for the third time in their tennis career, where Juan Martin Del Potro is leading with a 2-0 win loss head-to-head record against Mahut. The pair last meet at the 2007 US Open first round and Del Potro clinched victory in three sets with a 6-0 6-4 6-2 score line. As per the predications’, Del Potro is considered as hot favorite to clinch victory in second round and enter into the Sydney Open third round.
Juan Martin Del Potro has been playing first ATP tournament of this season, since losing 2013 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals round robin match to 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer in three sets. Del Potro should work hard to hold No. 5 place in the ATP Rankings, where he could face tough challenge against Roger Federer, who had played great tennis last week in Brisbane.
Nicolas Mahut has defeated American Ryan Harrison in two sets with a 7-6, 7-5 in Sydney Open first round and he could face big challenge agianst top seed on Wednesday.