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Anyone foresee a Cilic & Del Potro rivalry?

Both young and tall players, with a big serve & contrasting playing styles. I think if they continue to progress in the way that they are, I could see a rivalry develop. Only time will prove it. What do you guys think?
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Re: Anyone foresee a Cilic & Del Potro rivalry?

Constrasting styles? I think they are quite similar actually. And Cilic still needs some ways before being matched with Del Potro, career wise.
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Re: Anyone foresee a Cilic & Del Potro rivalry?

Why not? Should be an awesome rivalry in a few years

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Re: Anyone foresee a Cilic & Del Potro rivalry?

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Constrasting styles? I think they are quite similar actually. And Cilic still needs some ways before being matched with Del Potro, career wise.
Of course, career wise Cilic still needs to match Del Potro, but I believe he has talent to match him. As for similar styles? Yeah, but I think Del Potro is more of a power hitter, while Cilic plays more defensively.
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Re: Anyone foresee a Cilic & Del Potro rivalry?

i am sure it will.
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Re: Anyone foresee a Cilic & Del Potro rivalry?

Rivalry of mugalry.
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Re: Anyone foresee a Cilic & Del Potro rivalry?

I've always automatically associated them with each other throughout their careers thus far.

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Re: Anyone foresee a Cilic & Del Potro rivalry?

What a thrilling time that would be for tennis. 2 players with sublime touch and feel.

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Re: Anyone foresee a Cilic & Del Potro rivalry?

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What a thrilling time that would be for tennis. 2 players with sublime touch and feel.

Nadull is definitely a touch player eh?

The OP must be on crack, and it's quite apparent from the two points to be presented below:

1. Both have the exact same style - that is, a mix of ballbashing and grinding without any variation and/or feel.

2. You can't call a rivalry when it involves such huge mugs - it's a mugalry.
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Re: Anyone foresee a Cilic & Del Potro rivalry?

Yeah, that's what tennis needs. A rivalry between two mugs who can only ballbash and have no feel or variation what so ever

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Re: Anyone foresee a Cilic & Del Potro rivalry?

Contrasting styles

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Re: Anyone foresee a Cilic & Del Potro rivalry?

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Yeah, that's what tennis needs. A rivalry between two mugs who can only ballbash and have no feel or variation what so ever
Well, with all their problems, at least they have a serve and a forehand - something Murray would give his legs to have.
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Re: Anyone foresee a Cilic & Del Potro rivalry?

The mugtards.. So even Del Potro is a mug now ? The guy aced his first slam final against Federer at 20 years of age. Some people have very limited sense of perspective, with the mug thing.

I am not a big fan of Del Potro, but he obviosly is a great player that will (has to some extent already) achieve outstanding results. Cilic at this point is somewhat below that, he is a good player with some good potential.
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Re: Anyone foresee a Cilic & Del Potro rivalry?

So what?

He could win 54 slams for f***'s sake - his game is unidimensional and lacks any kind of variation. He's an absolute mug.
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Well, with all their problems, at least they have a serve and a forehand - something Murray would give his legs to have.
If Murray gave his legs to have a forehand and serve he would need a wheelchair It'll be better to keep his legs

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