Juan Martin del Potro sets up Nick Kyrgios clash at Cincinnati Masters

Shahida Jacobs
Juan Martin del Potro forehand
Juan Martin del Potro forehand

The weather continued to wreak havoc in Cincinnati, but Juan Martin del Potro managed to dispatch Hyeon Chung when the skies were clear.

The duo started their second-round clash on Wednesday, but rain meant it had to be rescheduled for Thursday and Del Potro got the job done as he secured a 6-2, 6-3 victory in one hour and 21 minutes.

“I am happy to beat these young players,” Del Potro, who won his first ATP Tour Masters 1000 title in Indian Wells earlier this year, said. “He has a big future, and he is a nice player. I am glad to go through.”

Next up for the world No 3 is Nick Kyrgios, who won his opener against Denis Kudla on Tuesday.

In the battle of the Canadians, Milos Raonic came out on top against Next Gen star Denis Shapovalov as he won their third-round encounter 7-6, 6-4.

The 13th seed Pablo Carreno Busta also managed to book his quarter-final place as he beat Robin Haase 6-4, 6-2.

Novak Djokovic, meanwhile, was leading Grigor Dimitrov 2-6, 6-3, 2-1 when the heavens opened up while Marin Cilic and Karen Khachanov were level at 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, 1-1.

Seven-time winner Roger Federer and Leonardo Mayer never made it onto court.