Tennis: Del Potro powers into French Open last 16

Argentina's del Potro celebrates after winning against Australia's Jordan Thompson.
Argentina's del Potro celebrates after winning against Australia's Jordan Thompson.PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP) - Argentinian eighth seed Juan Martin del Potro eased past Australian Jordan Thompson and into the second week at Roland Garros on Saturday (June 1) with a comprehensive 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 victory.

The former US Open champion, who has missed much of the season with injuries, is a two-time Roland Garros semi-finalist.

Del Potro will take on Russian 10th seed Karen Khachanov for a place in the last eight.