France's Chardy bounces del Potro from Aussie Open

Updated: January 19, 2013, 6:43 AM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Still smiling an hour later, France's Jeremy Chardy said he had just played "the most beautiful match" of his career.

The 25-year-old Frenchman staged the biggest upset so far at the Australian Open, beating No. 6 Juan Martin del Potro in a five-setter that lasted nearly four hours Saturday.

"I feel so much emotion," Chardy said after the 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (3), 3-6, 6-3 win. "It's a great moment for me. Everyone dreams of this."

Chardy, who lost in the first ...

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