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Del Potro reaches the semifinals in Mexico

Juan Martin Del Potro

Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro returns a ball during his quarterfinal match against Austria’s Dominic Thiem, at the Mexican Tennis Open in Acapulco, Mexico, Thursday, March 1, 2018.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)


ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) Argentinian Juan Martin Del Potro defeated Dominic Thiem 6-2, 7-6 (7) on Thursday night to qualify for the semifinals of the Mexican Open where he will play against German Alexander Zverev.

Zverev got a 6-4, 6-1 victory over American Ryan Harrison.

Kevin Anderson, from South Africa, will play against American Jared Donaldson in the other semifinal.

Del Potro now has a 4-0 record over Thiem.

The 21 year-old Donaldson needed only 53 minutes to beat Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-1.

Anderson got a 7-6 (5), 6-4 over Hyeon Chung, from South Korea.