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The Juan Martin Del Potro Hype

Is it really worth it?

Sure he's got talent but shocking shot selection and he pulls the trigger whenever he wants. Will take a huge amount of time.
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Plus no serve - what is that height good for?

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Re: The Juan Martin Del Potro Hype

He's all of 18 people, chill

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Re: The Juan Martin Del Potro Hype

Another Acasuso or Calleri.
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Re: The Juan Martin Del Potro Hype

Another clown. He lets Federer run away with it.

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Re: The Juan Martin Del Potro Hype

He still referred to as 'dangerous'. Surely must have something, no?

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The bloke's only 18, people... and this match isn't over yet, BTW.

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Another Acasuso or Calleri.


do you know where Acasuso and Calleri were at his age?
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Re: The Juan Martin Del Potro Hype

First of all, is he the one hyping himself? Second of all, like Santorofan said he's 18! Even if he's not everybody takes their own time to come into their own, ask Federer.

For Pete's sake, give him a break.

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He's been unlucky with draws in slams this year. It's only a matter of time.....................

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Re: The Juan Martin Del Potro Hype

At 18, Rafito was already dominating the transitional #1, the arrogant Swiss at Miami.
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Even if he's not everybody takes their own time to come into their own, ask Federer.
For Pete's sake, give him a break.
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Once again, the media hypes a player after witnessing some flashes of brilliance in him, much before the player reaches his full potential. They only manage to create an audience for the player well before his time.

...Yes, we should all wait a while. I do believe, the real JMDP is yet to come.

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Re: The Juan Martin Del Potro Hype

Federer was hyped from a young age but didn't start doing anything major til about the age of 21
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Roger giving me a woodie with that DTL backhand winner!
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Is it really worth it?

Sure he's got talent but shocking shot selection and he pulls the trigger whenever he wants. Will take a huge amount of time.
Yes, it is worth it. Give him a couple of years and he'll be solid top 20. He's got potential to do well on all surfaces too.

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