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Juan Martin del Potro wins 1st match

Updated: October 17, 2012, 8:28 PM ET
Associated Press

VIENNA -- Juan Martin del Potro outlasted Daniel Brands of Germany 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (6) at the Erste Bank Open on Wednesday in the top-seeded Argentine's first match since recovering from a right wrist injury that sidelined him for a month.

The three-hour match was marked by strong serving -- Del Potro hit 30 aces, Brands 32 -- and both players held serve throughout.

"I played a nice match after a month without competition," said the eighth-ranked Del Potro, who played ...

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