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Del Potro advances to 2nd round at Wimbledon

Tuesday - 6/25/2013, 10:59am  ET

Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina plays a return to Albert Ramos of Spain during their Men's first round singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday, June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

LONDON (AP) -- Juan Martin Del Potro made a winning return to Grand Slam competition on Tuesday, defeating Albert Ramos of Spain 6-2, 7-5, 6-1 in the first round at Wimbledon.

The eighth-seeded Del Potro did not play at the French Open because of respiratory problems.

Facing an opponent playing only his fourth tournament on grass, the big-hitting Del Potro had 34 winners -- including 10 aces -- and maintained his record of advancing to the second round at the All England Club in six appearances.


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