Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin hits a shot during his quarter-final match against Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro at the Sydney International tennis tournament at Sydney Olympic Park January 15, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Stevens
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Juan Martin del Potro's winning comeback after 10 months out through injury was ended by qualifier Mikhail Kukushkin at the Sydney International Thursday.Del Potro, who beat Sergiy Stakhovsky and top seed Fabio Fognini to reach the quarter-finals after he was awarded a wildcard into the tournament, fought to the end, but found Kukushkin too strong on the day.Kukushkin will now play another Argentine fifth seed Leonardo Mayer, who got past French fourth seed Julien Benneteau, 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) to reach Friday's semifinals.Only a handful of tiebreak points separated the Kukushkin and del Potro with neither player's serve broken during the match.Kukushkin said he could see that del Potro was below his full power and struggled on his backhand.
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