Re: Del Potro quietly gaining ground
Yeah I was also really surprised about how his game has changed, especially his mental game and movement around the court. I honestly thought he was going to be a typical tall player with shitty movement and no mental game, especially after he lost the double bagels to Roger at the Aussie Open. His movement on the court is staggering though.. For being 6'6", he moves extremely well I think. Of course it does help to be only 180 LBS at that height, but I have never seen anyone as tall as him move that well and balanced except for Safin, but he was still 2 inches shorter. And during this, he hammers the shit out of the ball. On top of that, he has had a lot of improvement on his mental game, especially these two weeks or so.
The era of the big men are coming perhaps? Murray 6'3", Del Potro 6'6", Tsonga 6'2" (210 LBS!). Would be interesting.
Federer / Haas / Safin / Gaudio / Kuerten / Youzhny / Nadal / Gonzalez / Ljubicic / Hewitt / Soderling / Wawrinka / Coria / Nalbandian / Kohlschreiber