Juan Martin Del Potro has defeated Adrian Mannarino of France in the first round of the Australian Open 2013. Del Potro won the match in the straight sets by 6-1, 6-2, 6-2. He was in destructive mood and played outstanding tennis throughout the match. It took him just 1 hour and 16 minutes to win the match and make his way into the second round.

Del Potro made 8 unforced errors in the match, but, he made up for that by smashing a total of 24 winners. Mannarino also hit 20 winners, but, the number of unforced errors made by him was 35 which neutralized the effect of those 20 winners.

Del Potro started the match in a fine fashion. He broke Mannarino’s service thrice in the first set and won the set easily by 6-1 in just 22 minutes.

Del Potro’s aggressive approach didn’t change in the second set at all and Mannarino also helped him by playing too many loose shots. The Argentinean superstar won the second set by 6-2 and put Mannarino under huge pressure.

Mannarino started the third set well by holding his service in the opening game, but, after that, Del Potro was all over him. The Argentinean got breakthroughs in the third and the fifth game and won five games in a row to make the score 5-1. Although, Mannarino served out the seventh game, but, that was too little to prevent his defeat. Del Potro held his service in the eighth game and secured a comfortable win.”

In the post match interview, Del Potro said, “I played with aggression and hit a number of winners. It’s a fantastic start of the competition for me. But, I will have to play better against the tough opponents.”

In the second round, Del Potro will take on the winner of the match between Benjamin Becker and Aljaz Bedene.