Juan Martin del Potro ousted

Updated: January 19, 2013, 11:19 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Sixth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro became the first major casualty of the Australian Open when he lost in five sets Saturday to Jeremy Chardy of France.

The 6-foot-6 Argentinian, the 2009 U.S. Open champion, had only dropped 13 games in two matches before facing Chardy -- the fewest number of all the men -- until his 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (3), 3-6, 6-3 third-round defeat.

Chardy won the first two sets and, after del Potro rallied to level at two-all, got the crucial ...

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