Del Potro hammers Mannarino

  • Last Updated: January 15 2013, 8:55 GMT

Juan Martin del Potro made short work of Adrian Mannarino as he booked his place in round two of the Australian Open.

Juan Martin del Potro: Dropped just five games
Juan Martin del Potro: Dropped just five games

The sixth seed from Argentina has not enjoyed the best of records in Melbourne but he dropped just five games en route to a 6-1 6-2 6-2 victory over the Frenchman.

Del Potro has never made it past the last eight, having lost in the quarter-finals in 2009 and 2012.

But he was in fine form in his opening-round clash on the HiSense Arena, breaking his French opponent twice in each set and facing no break points on his own serve to prevail in just an hour and 16 minutes.

Del Potro sent down seven aces, hitting 24 winners and making only eight unforced errors in a facile victory.

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