Chardy shocks Del Potro at Australian Open

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02:39 PM January 19th, 2013

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January 19th, 2013 02:39 PM

France’s Jeremy Chardy hits a backhand return to Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MELBOURNE — Argentine sixth seed Juan Martin Del Potro bowed out of the Australian Open in a third round five-setter to Frenchman Jeremy Chardy on Saturday.

Chardy upset the former US Open champion 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (3/7), 3-6, 6-3 in 3 hours 45 minutes on Hisense Arena.

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