Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections

Search:



The Web

India Abroad




Newsletters
Sign up today!

Get news updates:
  
Mobile Downloads
Text 67333

Home > Sports > Tennis > Reuters > Report

   Discuss   |      Email   |      Print   |   Get latest news on your desktop

Toe injury forces Del Potro out of Vienna event

October 10, 2008 09:28 IST

Third seed Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina withdrew from the Vienna [Images] Open on Thursday because of a niggling toe injury.

The world number nine, who won his first four ATP titles in a brilliant consecutive run in July and August, has been struggling with a broken nail on his right foot since the US Open [Images].

After suffering further inflammation overnight the 20-year-old Del Potro pulled out of his second-round match with Philipp Kohlschreiber, allowing the German through to a quarter-final meeting with Spanish fifth seed Fernando Verdasco.

French eighth seed Gael Monfils also advanced with a 6-4, 6-3 triumph over Czech Radek Stepanek.

In the top half of the draw unseeded Spaniard Feliciano Lopez defeated Colombian Santiago Giraldo 7-6, 6-3.

Lopez, whose only previous ATP singles title came in Vienna four years ago, next meets local favourite Juergen Melzer.

The unseeded Melzer, the last Austrian left in the competition, saw off former world number one Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain 7-6, 6-3.

© Copyright 2008 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

   Email   |      Print   |   Get latest news on your desktop


Advertisement
Advertisement