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The Art of Not Going Away: Who's Best?

After watching Delpo beat Federer, Nadal, and last night Blake, I am starting to believe that this guy just can't be put away that easily. He out-Nadaled Nadal in that department a year ago (in a match that Nadal called tragic). Don't want to read too much into Delpo's performance, but every-time a top player gets a break on him in a decisive set, he breaks immediately or makes a comeback. Is he better than Nadal in the art of not going away? Discuss. Who's the best in your opinion.

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At this rate Del Potro would be the best in a few years time
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Del Potro is not so mentaly strong. He has a weapon that works always for saving bps and match points- his serve.
When you have great serve its easy to save those, while in play everything can happen.
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Del Potro is not so mentaly strong. He has a weapon that works always for saving bps and match points- his serve.
When you have great serve its easy to save those, while in play everything can happen.
His serve helped him a couple times but to beat Federer at last year's US Open he had to escape from 3-6 4:5 (0-30) on Federer's serve.
The serve helped him in final tie-break against Nadal in Miami '09 but to play that tie-break he had to overcome a deficit of two breaks against a guy who usually doesn't lose a set being only one break ahead.
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Isn't it funny how Delpo comes with that ace or shot on break points? He is making those shots way too often. And even on second serves, his big ones always go in. I can say it's just luck but it's more to courage and skill. He was down 2-0 to Blake in that final set and still pulled it off. He almost pulled off the upset at the French against Roger. Remember he broke Roger back in that fifth set before losing?

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Del Potro is not so mentaly strong. He has a weapon that works always for saving bps and match points- his serve.
When you have great serve its easy to save those, while in play everything can happen.
he brings his best serve at the most crucial moments when its now or never.
for example the final in washington last year against roddick, in the last set tie break he hit around 4/5 aces, whereas he'd hit around the same in the rest of the set. im not sure about the exact figure so this is just a rough estimate. voo should know this tho

anyway, if u had any logic you would see this shows hes incredibly strong mentally, and probably mentally toughest player atm.

other examples:
- double faulting twice in the US open finals against federer to hand him the set, yet carrying on and winning the match.
- breaking federer at the last oportunity possible to get through to the finals at the WTF in london.
- being down 0-3, two breaks of serves against nadal in Miami in the final set, and winning the match in a tie-break.

you get the picture.
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for example the final in washington last year against roddick, in the last set tie break he hit around 4/5 aces, whereas he'd hit around the same in the rest of the set. im not sure about the exact figure so this is just a rough estimate. voo should know this tho
Served 5 aces in that tie-break

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Probably Karlovic. If you're going to beat him, you have to earn it.
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Probably Karlovic. If you're going to beat him, you have to earn it.
Just hold serve, and he'll fold in the tiebreak :-)
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