No centre court slip for Juan Martin del Potro

Andy Murray lifts the Wimbledon trophy.
Andy Murray lifts the Wimbledon trophy.
Andy Murray reacts after winning Wimbledon.
Andy Murray reacts after winning Wimbledon.
Andy Murray celebrates after winning the Wimbledon final against Novak Djokovic.
Andy Murray celebrates after winning the Wimbledon final against Novak Djokovic.
People in Andy Murray's hometown, Dunblane, celebrate his Wimbledon victory.
People in Andy Murray's hometown, Dunblane, celebrate his Wimbledon victory.
Marion Bartoli with the Venus Rosewater Dish after winning the ladies singles final at Wimbledon.
Marion Bartoli with the Venus Rosewater Dish after winning the ladies singles final at Wimbledon.
Marion Bartoli poses with the Venus Rosewater Dish.
Marion Bartoli poses with the Venus Rosewater Dish.
Sabine Lisicki shed more tears, this time after losing in the final.
Sabine Lisicki shed more tears, this time after losing in the final.
The Bryan brothers, Bob (left) and Mike, hold up the gentlemen's doubles trophies after winning their fourth straight grand slam.
The Bryan brothers, Bob (left) and Mike, hold up the gentlemen's doubles trophies after winning their fourth straight grand slam.
The Bryan brothers do their trademark chest-bump after winning the Wimbledon title.
The Bryan brothers do their trademark chest-bump after winning the Wimbledon title.
Clear blue skies hang over Wimbledon for the ladies singles final.
Clear blue skies hang over Wimbledon for the ladies singles final.
Sabine Lisicki had no answers for Marion Bartoli.
Sabine Lisicki had no answers for Marion Bartoli.
Marion Bartoli is at full-stretch to play a shot.
Marion Bartoli is at full-stretch to play a shot.
Wimbledon ballgirls wait while a point is played.
Wimbledon ballgirls wait while a point is played.
Novak Djokovic leaps in the air as he returns a Juan Martin del Potro serve.
Novak Djokovic leaps in the air as he returns a Juan Martin del Potro serve.
Novak Djokovic is handed his racquet by a ballboy after falling while diving to play a shot.
Novak Djokovic is handed his racquet by a ballboy after falling while diving to play a shot.
Juan Martin del Potro takes a seat with the crowd to catch his breath.
Juan Martin del Potro takes a seat with the crowd to catch his breath.
Novak Djokovic kicks the ball away on a Juan Martin del Potro service fault.
Novak Djokovic kicks the ball away on a Juan Martin del Potro service fault.
Juan Martin del Potro stretches for a forehand volley.
Juan Martin del Potro stretches for a forehand volley.
Andy Murray throws his wrist-band into the crowd after defeating Fernando Verdasco.
Andy Murray throws his wrist-band into the crowd after defeating Fernando Verdasco.
Spectators on 'Murray Mound' watch Andy Murray play Fernando Verdasco on the big screen.
Spectators on 'Murray Mound' watch Andy Murray play Fernando Verdasco on the big screen.
Andy Murray stretches full-length to reach a ball against Fernando Verdasco.
Andy Murray stretches full-length to reach a ball against Fernando Verdasco.
Fernando Verdasco won the first two sets but could not hold off Andy Murray.
Fernando Verdasco won the first two sets but could not hold off Andy Murray.
Andy Murray's face shows the anguish as he fell two sets behind.
Andy Murray's face shows the anguish as he fell two sets behind.
Jerzy Janowicz (right) swaps shirts with compatriot Lukasz Kubot after their all-Polish quarterfinal at Wimbledon.
Jerzy Janowicz (right) swaps shirts with compatriot Lukasz Kubot after their all-Polish quarterfinal at Wimbledon.
Jerzy Janowicz plays a backhand shot during his quarterfinal against Lukasz Kubot.
Jerzy Janowicz plays a backhand shot during his quarterfinal against Lukasz Kubot.
Novak Djokovic serves in the first set during his quarterfinal against Tomas Berdych.
Novak Djokovic serves in the first set during his quarterfinal against Tomas Berdych.
Juan Martin del Potro drops to the grass after finishing off David Ferrer.
Juan Martin del Potro drops to the grass after finishing off David Ferrer.
Sir Alex Ferguson and Nemanja Vidic watch Andy Murray.
Sir Alex Ferguson and Nemanja Vidic watch Andy Murray.
David Ferrer could not take advantage of Juan Martin del Potro's injured knee.
David Ferrer could not take advantage of Juan Martin del Potro's injured knee.
Tomas Berdych squeezes a backhand volley over the net.
Tomas Berdych squeezes a backhand volley over the net.
Sabine Lisicki reacts after a point during her quarterfinal victory over Kaia Kanepi.
Sabine Lisicki reacts after a point during her quarterfinal victory over Kaia Kanepi.
Belgian Kirsten Flipkens reacts after upsetting Petra Kvitova to reach the semifinals.
Belgian Kirsten Flipkens reacts after upsetting Petra Kvitova to reach the semifinals.
Agnieszka Radwanska (right) and Li Na shake hands after their three-set Wimbledon quarterfinal.
Agnieszka Radwanska (right) and Li Na shake hands after their three-set Wimbledon quarterfinal.
Sloane Stephens powers into a forehand against Marion Bartoli.
Sloane Stephens powers into a forehand against Marion Bartoli.
Wimbledon ground crew sprint out on the court to bring out the rain covers.
Wimbledon ground crew sprint out on the court to bring out the rain covers.
Spectators huddle under umbrellas during a rain break at Wimbledon.
Spectators huddle under umbrellas during a rain break at Wimbledon.
Estonian Kaia Kanepi plays a no-look backhand.
Estonian Kaia Kanepi plays a no-look backhand.
Marion Bartoli is handed new racquets by a ball-boy during her match against Sloane Stephens.
Marion Bartoli is handed new racquets by a ball-boy during her match against Sloane Stephens.
Chair umpire Kerrilyn Cramer watches on during the women's quarterfinal between Sabine Lisicki and Kaia Kanepi.
Chair umpire Kerrilyn Cramer watches on during the women's quarterfinal between Sabine Lisicki and Kaia Kanepi.
Sabine Lisicki of Germany celebrates after defeating Serena Williams of the U.S. in their women's singles match.
Sabine Lisicki of Germany celebrates after defeating Serena Williams of the U.S. in their women's singles match.
Jerzy Janowicz of Poland celebrates match point during the Gentlemen's Singles fourth round match against Jurgen Melzer of Austria.
Jerzy Janowicz of Poland celebrates match point during the Gentlemen's Singles fourth round match against Jurgen Melzer of Austria.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia in action during the Gentlemen's Singles fourth round match against Tommy Haas of Germany on day seven of Wimbledon.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia in action during the Gentlemen's Singles fourth round match against Tommy Haas of Germany on day seven of Wimbledon.
Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates match point during the Gentlemen's Singles fourth round match against Mikhail Youzhny of Russia on day seven of Wimbledon.
Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates match point during the Gentlemen's Singles fourth round match against Mikhail Youzhny of Russia on day seven of Wimbledon.
Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina hides his face in his shirt after losing a point during his men's singles tennis match against Andreas Seppi.
Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina hides his face in his shirt after losing a point during his men's singles tennis match against Andreas Seppi.
Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland celebrates after defeating Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria in their women's singles match.
Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland celebrates after defeating Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria in their women's singles match.
Hot favourite Serena Williams is the latest big name to go out of the 2013 Wimbledon championships.
Hot favourite Serena Williams is the latest big name to go out of the 2013 Wimbledon championships.
Marina Erakovic missed a chance to serve for the match, then lost eight straight games to Laura Robson.
Marina Erakovic missed a chance to serve for the match, then lost eight straight games to Laura Robson.
David Ferrer is all concentration as he hits a backhand against Alexandr Dolgopolov.
David Ferrer is all concentration as he hits a backhand against Alexandr Dolgopolov.
Sabine Lisicki plays a forehand against Sam Stosur.
Sabine Lisicki plays a forehand against Sam Stosur.
Bernard Tomic drops to all fours after hitting a shot at the net.
Bernard Tomic drops to all fours after hitting a shot at the net.
Kenny de Scheepers plays a shot on the run.
Kenny de Scheepers plays a shot on the run.
Wimbledon fans dressed in all in pink watch Bernard Tomic and Richard Gasquet.
Wimbledon fans dressed in all in pink watch Bernard Tomic and Richard Gasquet.
Laura Robson reaches to play a forehand against Marina Erakovic.
Laura Robson reaches to play a forehand against Marina Erakovic.
Mikhail Youzhny salutes to his supporters after defeating Victor Troicki in the third round at Wimbledon.
Mikhail Youzhny salutes to his supporters after defeating Victor Troicki in the third round at Wimbledon.
Marina Erakovic pumps her fists after upsetting 24th seed Peng Shuai in the second round at Wimbledon.
Marina Erakovic pumps her fists after upsetting 24th seed Peng Shuai in the second round at Wimbledon.
Andy Murray celebrates his win over Tommy Robredo.
Andy Murray celebrates his win over Tommy Robredo.
Jurgen Melzer tumbles head over heels during his match against Sergiy Stakhovsky.
Jurgen Melzer tumbles head over heels during his match against Sergiy Stakhovsky.
Angelique Kerber gathers her thoughts beneath a towel during her loss to Kaia Kanepi.
Angelique Kerber gathers her thoughts beneath a towel during her loss to Kaia Kanepi.
Laura Robson plays a forehand shot during the conclusion of her match against Colombian qualifier Mariana Duque-Marino.
Laura Robson plays a forehand shot during the conclusion of her match against Colombian qualifier Mariana Duque-Marino.
A spectator in Union Jack clothing cheers on Laura Robson.
A spectator in Union Jack clothing cheers on Laura Robson.
Jerzy Janowicz gets down low to play a backhand volley.
Jerzy Janowicz gets down low to play a backhand volley.
Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov slips into the splits on a slippery court against Grega Zmelja.
Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov slips into the splits on a slippery court against Grega Zmelja.
Grounds crew remove the covers after the centre court roof was closed during match between Agnieszka Radwanska and Mathilde Johansson..
Grounds crew remove the covers after the centre court roof was closed during match between Agnieszka Radwanska and Mathilde Johansson..
Serena Williams avoided the string of upsets taking out top seeds at Wimbledon, beating Caroline Garcia 6-3 6-2 in the second round.
Serena Williams avoided the string of upsets taking out top seeds at Wimbledon, beating Caroline Garcia 6-3 6-2 in the second round.
Juan Martin del Potro serves during his centre court match against Jesse Levine.
Juan Martin del Potro serves during his centre court match against Jesse Levine.
Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic hits a backhand shot against Annika Beck.
Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic hits a backhand shot against Annika Beck.
Maria Sharapova, bounced from Wimbledon on day three, watches boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov in action.
Maria Sharapova, bounced from Wimbledon on day three, watches boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov in action.
Jesse Levine of Canada stretches to hit a volley against Juan Martin del Potro.
Jesse Levine of Canada stretches to hit a volley against Juan Martin del Potro.
Commentator and former Wimbledon winner Virginia Wade speaks to the camera.
Commentator and former Wimbledon winner Virginia Wade speaks to the camera.
Bernard Tomic stumbles to the grass during his match against James Blake.
Bernard Tomic stumbles to the grass during his match against James Blake.
Grigor Dimitrov winces as he gets treatment during his match against Grega Zemlja.
Grigor Dimitrov winces as he gets treatment during his match against Grega Zemlja.
Maria Sharapova gets up after slipping on centre court during her second round loss to qualifier Michelle Larcher de Brito.
Maria Sharapova gets up after slipping on centre court during her second round loss to qualifier Michelle Larcher de Brito.
Members of the Aussie Fanatics spectator group during Lleyton Hewitt's match.
Members of the Aussie Fanatics spectator group during Lleyton Hewitt's match.
A player walks behind the net during a break at Wimbledon.
A player walks behind the net during a break at Wimbledon.
Lleyton Hewitt wipes sweat from his face during his loss to Dustin Brown.
Lleyton Hewitt wipes sweat from his face during his loss to Dustin Brown.
Serena Williams got her Wimbledon title defence underway, winning in less than an hour.
Serena Williams got her Wimbledon title defence underway, winning in less than an hour.
Marina Erakovic hit 12 aces and 40 winners as she got past Japan's Ayumi Morita in the first round.
Marina Erakovic hit 12 aces and 40 winners as she got past Japan's Ayumi Morita in the first round.
Novak Djokovic signs autographs for fans after his first round win over Germany's Florian Mayer.
Novak Djokovic signs autographs for fans after his first round win over Germany's Florian Mayer.
Alison Riske appears to be among the crowd as she serves during her match on Court 10.
Alison Riske appears to be among the crowd as she serves during her match on Court 10.
A ball boy lays out new balls at Wimbledon.
A ball boy lays out new balls at Wimbledon.
Germany's Carina Witthoeft serves during her first round loss to Kimiko Date-Krumm.
Germany's Carina Witthoeft serves during her first round loss to Kimiko Date-Krumm.
Local hope Laura Robson celebrates after defeating 10th-seed Maria Kirilenko.
Local hope Laura Robson celebrates after defeating 10th-seed Maria Kirilenko.
An ill Bernard Tomic covers his face with a towel during a change of ends.
An ill Bernard Tomic covers his face with a towel during a change of ends.
A soldier stands on Wimbledon's centre court during a break in play.
A soldier stands on Wimbledon's centre court during a break in play.
Sam Stosur took just over an hour to sweep aside Slovakian teenager Anna Schmiedlova.
Sam Stosur took just over an hour to sweep aside Slovakian teenager Anna Schmiedlova.
Andy Murray wins in straight sets in the first round of Wimbledon 2013, proving he can handle the pressure of British expectations.
Andy Murray wins in straight sets in the first round of Wimbledon 2013, proving he can handle the pressure of British expectations.
Victoria Azarenka is in pain, but hit back to win through in straight sets.
Victoria Azarenka is in pain, but hit back to win through in straight sets.
Roger Federer has eased through in the first round of Wimbledon after his disappointment in Paris.
Roger Federer has eased through in the first round of Wimbledon after his disappointment in Paris.
Lleyton Hewitt managed to surprise a few with his shock victory over Stanislav Wawrinka.
Lleyton Hewitt managed to surprise a few with his shock victory over Stanislav Wawrinka.
Ana Ivanovic has made it through to the second round of Wimbledon 2013.
Ana Ivanovic has made it through to the second round of Wimbledon 2013.
Petra Kvitova celebrates in style after securing a first round victory at Wimbledon.
Petra Kvitova celebrates in style after securing a first round victory at Wimbledon.
Kristina Mladenovic plays a forehard - but her Wimbledon adventure didn't last long against Maria Sharapova.
Kristina Mladenovic plays a forehard - but her Wimbledon adventure didn't last long against Maria Sharapova.
Garbine Muguruza delivers a big forehand against home favourite Anne Keothavong at Wimbledon.
Garbine Muguruza delivers a big forehand against home favourite Anne Keothavong at Wimbledon.
In one of the biggest shocks of all time Rafael Nadal departed a Grand Slam in the first round for the first time.
In one of the biggest shocks of all time Rafael Nadal departed a Grand Slam in the first round for the first time.
Nadal was beaten by unheralded Belgian Steve Darcis - the biggest win of the journeyman's career.
Nadal was beaten by unheralded Belgian Steve Darcis - the biggest win of the journeyman's career.
Glamour girl Maria Sharapova made it through easily enough, keeping up her record of never losing in the first round at Wimbledon.
Glamour girl Maria Sharapova made it through easily enough, keeping up her record of never losing in the first round at Wimbledon.
Caroline Wozniacki fared better than boyfriend Rory McIlroy has over the last few months with first-round victory at Wimbledon.
Caroline Wozniacki fared better than boyfriend Rory McIlroy has over the last few months with first-round victory at Wimbledon.

Giant Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro moved sure-footedly into the third round of Wimbledon with a ruthlessly impressive straight-sets Centre Court win over American-turned Canadian Jesse Levine today.

The 6ft 6ins (1.98m) eighth seed, seeking a second grand slam title after his 2009 US Open success, won 6-2 7-6(7) 6-3 with a display of crushing power but also showed an athletic balance on the lush grass that caused so many problems yesterday.

Left-handed outsider Levine was edgy and blown away in the opening set, rallied briefly in an entertaining slug-fest of a second but had no answers in the third as he was overwhelmed by Del Potro's growing weight of shot.

"He's a good fighter and a lefty on grass is tough," said Del Potro. "In the second set I got lucky but by the end I was playing well and my serve was good."

Del Potro, who missed last month's French Open through illness, has spent most of his career shadowing the "big four" and although two of them - Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray - could still stand in his way at Wimbledon next week he showed again that he has all the tools to break the cartel.

His 2009 US Open final victory over Roger Federer appeared to mark the then-20-year-old as the coming force in the game but a serious wrist injury virtually wrote off the following season and he has been struggling to reach the same heights since, failing to get past the quarter-finals of any grand slam.

He is showing glimpses of that peak form again this week, however, as he followed up his quick-fire dismissal of Spain's Albert Ramos with another clean-striking sub-two-hour win.

NERVOUS LEVINE

The 25-year-old Levine, on his Centre Court debut, was a bag of nerves initially and dropped his opening two service games, the second after two ragged double-faults.

He settled into his game in the second set, going toe-to-toe with Del Potro as both men drew gasps from the crowd with a series of crushing, geometry-defying forehands.

Ottawa-born Levine, playing Wimbledon as a Canadian for the first time after switching nationality seven months ago, served for the set but two loose shots saw the advantage slip away and Del Potro went on to take the all-important tiebreak.

That setback seemed to break Levine's spirit and, with Del Potro's 130mph service on song, there was only going to be one winner.

"I've got good memories from last year at the Olympics and I enjoy playing on grass," he said looking back to his bronze medal victory over Djokovic that should stand him in good stead mentally should he face the top seed in the semi-finals.

He is not likely to be cowed by the Serb's legendary fitness, either, having showcased his own stamina in that remarkable 19-17, 2 hour 43 minute third set in his Olympic semi-final defeat by Roger Federer.

SERVING IT UP: Juan Martin del Potro serves during his second round match against Jesse Levine on centre court.
SERVING IT UP: Juan Martin del Potro serves during his second round match against Jesse Levine on centre court.

Reuters