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Del Potro wins 16th straight match

Aug. 14, 2008 at 12:22 AM

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Argentina's Juan Martin de Potro battled to a three-set win Wednesday in the second round of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington.

Del Potro, the No. 2 seed, outfought Dudi Sela of Israel 6-0, 5-7, 6-2, extending his winning streak to 16 matches. He has won three straight tournaments.

American John Isner, runner-up in the Legg Mason event last year, also advanced, eliminating countryman Donald Young 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).

Other second-round winners included Colombian Alejandro Falla and German Tommy Haas.

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