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Juan Martín del Potro - Fernando Verdasco
US Open men - 1 September 2018

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DEL POTRO 7-5 7-6(6) 6-3 VERDASCO: Del Potro wins in straight sets!

A truly excellent performance from the Argentine tonight, who is surely a major contender for the title.

He will face Crostia's Borna Ćorić in the fourth round.

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DEL POTRO 7-5 7-6(6) 5-3 VERDASCO: Delpo steps in to try and return serve at game point but hits it wide.

The Argentine will now serve for the match.

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DEL POTRO 7-5 7-6(6) 5-2 VERDASCO: Delpo smashes an ace to close out the game. Verdasco was visibly frustrated with himself for an unforced error during that one.

For the Spaniard, small errors at inopportune times have made a big difference.

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DEL POTRO 7-5 7-6(6) 4-2 VERDASCO: Verdasco holds. A service hold for Delpo in this next one will put him within a game of victory...

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DEL POTRO 7-5 7-6(6) 4-1 VERDASCO: Verdasco took a 0-30 lead in that one, but Delpo struck back to win the next four points to consolidate his lead. He's in the driving seat now!

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DEL POTRO 7-5 7-6(6) 3-1 VERDASCO: Delpo breaks! The Argentine will look to capitalise on his lead, but in the first point of the fifth match of the set, Verdasco hits a sublime crosscourt winner at the net!

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DEL POTRO 7-5 7-6(6) 2-1 VERDASCO: Both players on serve in the third set so far. Delpo closes out the third game with a big smash at the net.

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DEL POTRO 7-5 6-6(8-6) VERDASCO: Delpo wins the set with the point of the match!

The Argentine sent his opponent running all over the court - and Verdasco did incredibly well to stay in the point as long as he did.

The 2009 champ in now a set away from booking his spot in the fourth round.

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DEL POTRO 7-5 6-6(6-6) VERDASCO: The Spaniard saves set point and levels it up!

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DEL POTRO 7-5 6-6(6-4) VERDASCO: Delpo hits a beautiful forehand on the rise to earn double set point!

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DEL POTRO 7-5 6-6(4-4) VERDASCO: Verdasco thinks he hit an ace but it is challenged and called out. But he wins the point on second serve when Delpo hits a wayward forehand.

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DEL POTRO 7-5 6-6(3-1) VERDASCO: Delpo extends his lead with another great backhand!

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DEL POTRO 7-5 6-6(2-1) VERDASCO: Delpo brraks back with a massive backhand!

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DEL POTRO 7-5 6-6(1-1) VERDASCO: Delpo rips a powerful forehand long on his service point!

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DEL POTRO 7-5 6-6 VERDASCO: It's breaker time!

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DEL POTRO 7-5 5-6 VERDASCO: Delpo earned break point with a wonderful forehand on the move, but Verdasco fought back admirably to hold.

The Argentine will now serve to take it to a breaker.

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DEL POTRO 7-5 5-5 VERDASCO: A nice hold to love for Delpo. This one could be heading to a breaker...

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DEL POTRO 7-5 4-5 VERDASCO: Verdasco holds, hitting the biggest serve of the night at 135mph at game point.

Delpo will now serve to stay in the set.

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DEL POTRO 7-5 3-4 VERDASCO: A nice hold for Verdasco.

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DEL POTRO 7-5 3-3 VERDASCO: Delpo evens it up. His concentration seemed to have been affected after the fan incident, but he's bounced back in style with that game.

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DEL POTRO 7-5 2-3 VERDASCO: Delpo goes 0-30 on his service game but smahes three huge first serves in a row to go 40-30...

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Delpo is still unhappy with that fan...

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DEL POTRO 7-5 2-2 VERDASCO: A little controversy on court as a member of the crowd shouts "out" and Delpo stops play. The Argentine remonstrates with the fan and complains to the umpire, to no avail.

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DEL POTRO 7-5 2-0 VERDASCO: After breaking in the opening game, Delpo holds for 2-0. He hit a 94mph bullet of a forehand for 40-15. He has all the momentum right now.

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DEL POTRO 7-5 VERDASCO: Delpo wins the opening set in 53 minutes!

The Argentine came to life in the last few games and claimed it with a wonderful crosscourt forehand set point.

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DEL POTRO 6-5 VERDASCO: Delpo breaks at love! The winning point was quite superb, with the Aregtnine covering a lot of the court before hitting a simple volley.

He'll now serve for the set!

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DEL POTRO 4-5 VERDASCO: Another hold. These two are feeling each other out at the moment. No breaks, but we have seen some magnificent forehands from two of the best exponents of that shot.

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DEL POTRO 4-4 VERDASCO: And it's an easy hold to love for Delpo!

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DEL POTRO 3-4 VERDASCO: An easy hold for Verdasco. Delpo tries to catch him out with a lob on game point, but the Spaniard smashes it back.

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DEL POTRO 2-2 VERDASCO: Verdasco breaks back! The Spaniard hit two deep returns in a row to take the game.

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DEL POTRO 2-0 VERDASCO: Del Potro holds. The Spaniard showed some good defensive skills, but Delpo's serve is already causing him problems.

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DEL POTRO 1-0 VERDASCO: Delpo breaks in the opening game! Verdasco hits his forehand long to give the Argentine the upper hand!

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Delpo famously beat Nadal and Federer to win his sole major at Flushing in 2009. His career has been marred by wrist injuries, but is one of the most likeable players in the sport in contention for another Slam?

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It's just past 9.30pm in New York and it's a reaosnably comfortable 22C (72F) on Ashe. Humidity is at 71%, but it should be more pleasant for the players than the last few evenings.

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Hurrah! The players are out on court!

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Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE coverage of the evening session of Day Five of the 2018 US Open.

Up next on Arthur Ashe, 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro takes on Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco, who defeated Andy Murray in the previous round. This is Ryan Bailey (@ryanjaybailey) taking you through all the action from the night session!