But both times Del Potro was able to rely on his running forehand to save himself and at 4-4 he broke the Spaniard before successfully serving for the match.
The second-seeded del Potro - a red-hot favourite for Saturday's Auckland final - fell 6-1 4-6 7-5 to his Spanish opponent, failing to fire early.
Later, an emotional dedicated his victory to his family in Spain. I've been fighting a lot on the court and I couldn't believe I was playing my best tennis.
"I didn't play another match during the day, so I felt a big difference in the weather, but it's not an excuse - I had my chances to win, too". "It's a big event for me, another Grand Slam which is wonderful after all my wrist problems", he said.
"He was playing very tricky, playing very smart". "Roberto started very well. I tried to have Juan Martin moving around the court". "I think I played very aggressive..."
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A slight misfocus from del Potro saw him commit countless backhand errors, and Bautista Agut soon made the first breakthrough, together with the golden opportunity to serve out the match.
Earlier, fifth seed Bautista Agut outlasted Dutchman Robin Haase in an epic clash that took nearly three hours before the Spaniard produced an audacious backhand lob that kissed the baseline to clinch the 6-7 (7) 7-6 (3) 7-6 (5) win.
He had beaten Steve Johnson in three sets in Wednesday's second round. He struggled throughout the match to profit from his first serve but looked risky when able to hit his famous forehand while moving into the court.
The ex-US Open victor and 2009 Classic champion was broken in each of his three first-set service games and didn't rebound until late in the second.
"I was a break up in every set and right after I got (it), he breaks back". He again saved a break point before winning the set in 50 minutes.
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Some of the retailers concerned have accepted joint responsibility, but it's still not clear how the recall was bungled. A number of supermarkets in France, including Carrefour, have removed the products over fears of contamination.
No member of the San Francisco defense had more tackles for loss than Foster, who finished the year with seven. Tuscaloosa County deputies arrested Foster, who as of 10:15 p.m. was still listed as an inmate in the jail.
The army chiefs recent statement has already invited massive political reactions across the state of Jammu and Kashmir. During a press conference on Friday, General Rawat had said, "We will call the (nuclear) bluff of Pakistan".
In the short term, despite being well-tailored to the local audience, UFC 221 was a one-fight card for the rest of the world. Rockhold will instead face Yoel Romero for an interim belt in the main event of the card on February 11 in Perth, Australia.
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The tanker was carrying 136,000 tonnes of ultra-light crude but Chinese officials say there is no major slick. There are 13 vessels near where the collision took place, including two Japanese ships and a South Korean one.
Polling stations open at 1300 GMT on Friday and close at 2100 before reopening at 0700 GMT and closing at 1300 on Saturday. Mr Drahos knows he has a good chance of unseating Mr Zeman when the two men go head to head in two weeks' time, he adds.
While take a short look on price to sales ratio, that was 0.47 and price to earning ration of 21.58 attracting passive investors. Twin Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Marathon Petroleum Corporation by 7.8% in the fourth quarter.
African nations outraged over 'racist' Trump remarks
Several African leaders, ambassadors and different dignitaries have expressed shock and pain following President Trump's comments. Mushikiwabo had accompanied multiple delegates to meet President Paul Kagame at his office in Village Urugwiro.
Iran's Rouhani: Trump 'Failed to Undermine Nuclear Deal'
With no solution yet forthcoming from Congress Mr Trump on Friday reluctantly extended a waiver on the nuclear-related sanctions. The Iranian nuclear deal was drawn up in 2015 under former President Barack Obama , with Iran, the USA and five other nations.
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