Del Potro out early in Japan Open

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro was knocked out in the first round of the Japan Open, losing 6-4, 6-4 to French qualifier Edouard Roger-Vasselin on Tuesday.Roger-Vasselin set up triple match point with a crosscourt backhand then wrapped up the match in one hour, 28 minutes when Del Potro’s forehand return was long.center_img “I didn’t play my best tennis today,” said No. 1-seeded Del Potro. “I wasn’t feeling 100 percent and the other guy played a great game.”Roger-Vasselin, ranked 189th, had nine aces against the fifth-ranked Argentine’s six. last_img