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Del Potro advances to 3rd round at Australian Open

Updated: January 17, 2013, 5:10 AM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Juan Martin del Potro has defeated Benjamin Becker 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the third round of the Australian Open without dropping a set.

The 2009 U.S. Open champion is one of only four men left in the draw with a Grand Slam title, along with Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic.

The sixth-seeded del Potro had 22 aces and 50 winners Thursday night against the overmatched Becker, who had just one breakpoint chance in the match.

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