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David Ferrer - Juan Martín Del Potro
Wimbledon men - 3 July 2012

Wimbledon – Follow the Tennis match between David Ferrer and Juan Martín del Potro live with Eurosport. The match starts at 21:00 on 3 July 2012. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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FERRER 6-3 6-2 6-3 - MATCH! And it's over. A challenge from Del Potro on match break point is 100% hope, zero expectation and he knows it. The replay confirms that Ferrer is through in three sets against the disappointing Del Potro. Murray awaits: the two are 5-5 head to head.

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FERRER 6-3 6-2 5-3 - A hold to love and Ferrer will serve for the match if he doesn't secure it with a double-break coming up next.

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FERRER 6-3 6-2 4-3 - BREAK! - Uh-oh. Del Potro is absolutely behind the pace in game seven and even though he gets the better of a rally to save the first of a triple break point, he overcooks a forehand out of bounds by a safe distance and could be heading out of Wimbledon very shortly.

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FERRER 6-3 6-2 6-6 - Ferrer holds to love in the most dynamic performance of the set so far.

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FERRER 6-3 6-2 2-3 - Del Potro gets the upper hand of the rallies to claim his third hold. We're now getting to the stage where the Argentine cannot afford to drop anything.

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FERRER 6-3 6-2 2-2 - The steady start to the third set remains as Ferrer keeps up with service again.

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FERRER 6-3 6-2 1-2 - Del Potro holds against in another lengthy battle between the two, taking it from deuce.

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FERRER 6-3 6-2 1-1 - Ferrer keeps his own serve ticking over, and it has been confirmed that the winner of this will meet Andy Murray in the last eight.

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FERRER 6-3 6-2 0-1 - Del Potro holds to love to open up the third set.

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FERRER 6-3 6-2 - SET! - A wild forehand from Del Potro after a captivating rally goes well out and hands Ferrer a triple set point. The Spaniard smashes through the first and completes a great flourish as the Argentine just fell apart and now has a mountain to climb.

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FERRER 6-3 5-2 - BREAK! - Del Potro is falling apart in the second set, and Ferrer clinches a double-break to serve for a two-set stranglehold.

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FERRER 6-3 4-2 - Ferrer's tail is up now and he lobs a rally superbly to cap a hold to love.

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FERRER 6-3 3-2 - BREAK! - Del Potro's errors start to creep up in a marathon 10-minute game, allowing Ferrer to claim his third break point from deuce six for the first breakthrough of the set. The Spaniard's workrate was just too much for the complacent Argentine there.

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FERRER 6-3 2-2 - Ferrer displays a good variety from service to hold again and keep the status quo here in the second set for now.

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FERRER 6-3 1-2 - A squeaky-clean and ruthlessly-fast hold to love from Del Potro as the pace of the second set so far is much improved from the first.

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FERRER 6-3 1-1 - The Argentine actually looks more spritely now than he did before catching his knee, so good news regarding his health. It does little help his chances of breaking the Spaniard here, as Ferrer holds comfortably to 15.

 

FERRER 6-3 0-1 - Del Potro recovers from a mid-game wobble to hammer his way to a hold to 30 against Ferrer.

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FERRER 6-3 - SET! And Ferrer holds after Del Potro had done the same to get over the line in the opening set. He and Murray could be on collision course in the last eight.

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FERRER 5-2 - Ferrer holds for a plum position in the opening set himself on Centre Court, but the story is Del Potro tweaking his knee during that game. He receives some mild treatment before we resume, but he's had problems with the leg before.

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FERRER 4-2 - The Argentine squanders a triple hold point but re-discovers his groove from deuce with a pair of backhands to pull a game back.

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FERRER 4-1 - The inconsistency of Ferrer is starting to shore up but the lethargic approach of Del Potro is not improving. He succumbs to Ferrer's first love-service as the lead increases.

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FERRER 3-1 - BREAK! - A point-blank reflex backhand brings Del Potro back level at 30-30 but it's not enough to prevent a sloppy break point immediately after in a service game nothing like his first spotless hold. And Ferrer's delicate drop lures the Argentine in to be caught out for the first break of the contest.

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FERRER 2-1 - Another sweet precision forehand from Ferrer opens up game three, but further inconsistency in service draws the two at 30-30 before Del Potro's backhand drop fails and the Spaniard lights him up with another forehand winner to hold again. Del Potro isn't exactly breaking his back to meet many of his opponent's deliveries, seemingly hoping Ferrer's errors will outweigh the top-drawer swings.

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FERRER 1-1 - Del Potro at least channels the frustration well, showing far more urgency and determination in his first service game than he did replying to Ferrer, and he holds to love.

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Del Potro has choice words with the umpire afterward, but the decisive point was struck well out by the Argentine.

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FERRER 1-0 - Ferrer nets a drop attempt but forces the Argentine out with a neat forehand. Cracking return from Del Potro and another net create a double break point, but he undershoots himself before succumbing to another Ferrer forehand for deuce. The Spaniard recovers another two break points from there but backhands two advantages of his own into the net before a lobbed reply goes out by centimetres on his third. Ferrer finally holds on deuce six, his fourth straight, to take the opening gam

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Ferrer with first service, and we're underway!

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Right. The roof being closed on Centre Court has finally led to a playable surface for Ferrer and Del Potro to get underway, with everywhere else still hamstrung by the weather. Should be underway shortly.

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The first match up on Centre Court, with play beginning at 12:00 sees seventh seed David Ferrer takes on ninth seed Juan Martin Del Potro in their crunch fourth-round clash.