Kukushkin to face defending champ Del Potro in Sydney

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ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Mikhail Kukushkin has booked a showdown with defending champion Juan Martin del Potro at Apia International Sydney in Australia, Kazinform has learnt from Vesti.kz.

In the second-round match the Kazakhstani athlete outplayed №6 seed Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay. Kukushkin needed almost two hours to beat the opponent in straight sets 7:5, 7:5. Even though Cuevas is ranked higher by ATP (№29), the head-to-head is actually 3:1 in favor of Kukushkin now who is world's №66. As for Del Potro, he fought his way through to the quarterfinal by defeating the top seed Fabio Fognini of Italy in three sets 4:6, 6:2, 6:2. We can't wait to see Kukushkin vs. Del Potro quarterfinal in Sydney and wish Mikhail good luck!

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