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What happened to the great Del Potro who was supposed to be such a big threat

After all this gaga of Del Potro being the next big thing or the next big deal and hes taking over the tennis world.. If anything the USO was a fluke.


Del Potro is another Krajicek. Hes another another Safin or another Nalbandian. He can give you great tennis and be unstoppable once in a blue moon. The rest fo the time he wont win anything. Why do people have to give all this credit to players who clearly arent even at the stage where they deserve it?
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He's 21 years old......

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Re: What happened to the great Del Potro who was supposed to be such a big threat

I present for your delectation the grand-slam record of one P. Sampras, the year after he won the U.S. Open for the first time:
1991:
AO - did not play.
FO - lost 2nd round.
W - lost 2nd round.
USO - QF.

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The fluke wins ended, its all downhill from here for the bamboo pole. I have heard that he will be giving fat dave company in retirement.

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I present for your delectation the grand-slam record of one P. Sampras, the year after he won the U.S. Open for the first time:
1991:
AO - did not play.
FO - lost 2nd round.
W - lost 2nd round.
USO - QF.


Terrible comparison. And we have Murray with 0 slams... Djokovic who hasnt won anything slam wise in 2 years. Roddick 7 YEARS!!! Del Potro is already at this point in time on a better stage in his career and closer to his best days at 21 than Sampras was. Del Potro is already an injury case at 21. Imagine what we will be at 23-27. So terrible comparison. And hes a larger player. Bigger players dont have great multi slam careers. Del Potro will be no exception
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Re: What happened to the great Del Potro who was supposed to be such a big threat

he is injury prone but not as much as was though he'd be. people thought he was a waste three years ago when he had a back problem if I'm not mistaken. give him some time...

besides, fed and rafa cant win slams for all eternity so he is among the guys next in line. to early to call him fluke.

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I don't think he's another Krajicek... but do i think he was been overhyped? YES.
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I was gonna reply seriously then I read the main part of your incredibly retarded post.

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He is just in worse form than he was a couple months ago
Still I expect him to be a serious contender for rankings top spots

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He is just in worse form than he was a couple months ago
Still I expect him to be a serious contender for rankings top spots
He hasn't done anything after US Open... he reached Masters final with rivals that was also very tired

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I don't think he's another Krajicek... but do i think he was been overhyped? YES.

Krajicek was a player with great talent. He was very big and very talented for his size and had the ability to beat anyone who stepped in his way if he caught fire. In alot of ways like Del Potro yet he spent most of his career underachieving due to constant injuries etc.
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Del Mugro's draw: Mónachoke, Mugzer, Köllerror, Muggero, Mugic, Mugboar, Fedmug

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Re: What happened to the great Del Potro who was supposed to be such a big threat

Fluke slam, that's all

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I want the three minutes of my life reading this dumbass op back.

He's freakin 21, for god's sake. Underachieving? Dear god.

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Re: What happened to the great Del Potro who was supposed to be such a big threat

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Terrible comparison. And we have Murray with 0 slams... Djokovic who hasnt won anything slam wise in 2 years. Roddick 7 YEARS!!! Del Potro is already at this point in time on a better stage in his career and closer to his best days at 21 than Sampras was. Del Potro is already an injury case at 21. Imagine what we will be at 23-27. So terrible comparison. And hes a larger player. Bigger players dont have great multi slam careers. Del Potro will be no exception
No, excellent comparison. If this forum had been around in 1991, I'm sure some character calling himself SetBorg or something would have been mouthing off about this Sampras clown who was supposed to be such a big threat, missing the Australian Open, already injured at 19, losing early in his next 2 slams, winning only Mickey Mouse tournaments, proclaiming his relief at losing his U.S. Open title, etc. Del Potro isn't going to have a Sampras-level career, but writing him off as a major force after 1 mediocre slam is ridiculous.

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