Del Potro was the first casualty of the men’s draw when he lost to Bautista.
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Rafa Nadal swept into the Australian Open third round under the Rod Laver Arena roof Thursday but Juan Martin Del Potro was sent packing as sweltering temperatures, lightning and rain caused chaos on the outside courts.Play was suspended for more than four hours on the exposed outer courts and, in a bizarre turn of events, the players had been back on court for less than two hours when a thunderstorm sent them scuttling back to the locker rooms.That allowed Nadal, Victoria Azarenka and Roger Federer to charge through their second round ties before the Rod Laver Arena was again exposed to the elements for Andy Murray to join them in the third round in the evening cool.Millot flourished an ironic bow after holding serve early in the third set but then proceeded to break Murray twice to lead 5-1 before the Scottish fourth seed reasserted himself by winning 23 consecutive points to finish the match.
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