Del Potro reaches French Open second round

Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro came through his opening match in Paris 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4. (AFP pic)

PARIS: Eighth seed Juan Martin del Potro recovered from a set down against Chilean Nicolas Jarry to ease into the French Open second round on Tuesday.

The former US Open champion, who only returned to action after a knee injury earlier this month, came through his opening match in Paris 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4.

Del Potro has shown good form on clay in the last two years, reaching the 2018 semi-finals at Roland Garros before losing to Rafael Nadal.

The Argentinian will face either Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka or American Mackenzie McDonald in round two.