Australian Open 2012: Watch Juan Martin Del Potro's Amazing Recovery Shot

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Whatever Roger Federer can do, Juan Martin Del Potro can do better.

Argentina's former World No. 4 Juan Martin Del Potro pulled off a spectacular recovery tweener in his Australian Open second round match as he went on to seal his place in the third round with a 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 straight sets win over Slovenia's Blaz Kavcic.

Speaking after the match, Del Potro had this to say:

Yeah, I'm almost in my best form. I think I played much better than in my first match and Kavcic is very dangerous and fast. I feel confidence with my forehand. So it's important to play safely all the game and play with confidence every time. 

I don't know if I'm closer to or far from my best level of 2009, but I'm doing my job, trying to improve my serve, forehand, volleys, everything. Then we will see if I can play better or not in the future.

Del Potro's next concern is his third round encounter with Taiwan's Lu Yen-Hsun. Del Potro leads the head-to-head between the two, winning their only encounter in Washington in 2009.

Speaking on the match against Lu, Del Potro continued:

I've already won a very tough match. I want to think about my next round. It will be against Lu. He's also dangerous, so if I play like today, maybe I have little chance to win.

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