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Bold prediction: Del Potro to be no.1 in 2011

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I don't post a lot here but I am a good reader of these forums. So this is my first great thread
The way I see it, Del Potro will be no.1 next year.

He's already a major winner, he's progressed more than Murray, Djokovic or Nadal in the last year, and he beat Federer and Nadal in their last meetings showing nice mental strength. He represents the new era of power tennis. He's been struggling with injuries since January so he was in poor form in the AO and missed IW and Miami. But I think a healthy Del Potro will be scary, especially looking at how the other top players are performing:

Djokovic forgot to play aggressively and has become a grinder + mentally weak.

Murray didn't learn to play aggressively yet, he is the same player than 2 years ago, hasn't changed anything. He's being outpowered and losing too many matches.

Nadal struggling to reach his 2008-early 2009 game. Not as confident as before, making too many mistakes, his injuries are always a concern.

Federer, a great player in Slams but too inconsistent the rest of the year + he will be 30 in 2011.

So I see Del Potro being no. 1 in 2011 barring injury
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Re: Bold prediction: Del Potro to be no.1 in 2011

Barring injury is saying a lot for delPo

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Re: Bold prediction: Del Potro to be no.1 in 2011

I don't really see how that is a bold prediction.

Even apart from injuries, Del Potro will have to hold up against the others. People are underestimating Murray and Djokovic too much for just a few months. They may not get over it but they also might just. Then you have Cilic who's slowly climbing the rankings.

Finally, Nadal and Federer aren't just going to give up their ranking spots so easily. Federer was keen on keeping #1 at the WTF and has said so numerous times. (even though his MS results are :retard: )
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Re: Bold prediction: Del Potro to be no.1 in 2011

Nalbandian will be, if he wins against Nadal tomorrow.
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Re: Bold prediction: Del Potro to be no.1 in 2011

Del Potro is super injury prone. If he ever reaches #1 it will be for a VERY short time. Like a couple of months. Even shorter than the period Nadal was #1.
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Re: Bold prediction: Del Potro to be no.1 in 2011

No possible way. Does Del Potro even play tennis anymore?
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Re: Bold prediction: Del Potro to be no.1 in 2011

He'll need health and probably two slams. Not impossible.
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doubt it, i will believe it when it happens

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Re: Bold prediction: Del Potro to be no.1 in 2011

He stands the best chance of taking the number 1 spot from roger atm and thats saying something considering all the other candidates are fit and playing.
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Re: Bold prediction: Del Potro to be no.1 in 2011

This is not a "bold prediction", this is just reverse bandwagoning since Murray and Djokovic have been playing like shit for a month.

Delpo has done fuck all for months, but he's not even out there playing like an amateur like the others so he looks good in comparison.
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Re: Bold prediction: Del Potro to be no.1 in 2011

Only Nadal can stop Federer from another nr1 year, but Nadal seems to be in a pretty aggressive decline, who knows how he is going to be 1 year from now.

Del Potro can win RG and US OPEN this year, so he certanly even got a shot this year, but I think he will be kind of unconsistant throughtout his career.
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Re: Bold prediction: Del Potro to be no.1 in 2011

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The way I see it, Del Potro will be no.1 next year.
Ah, the great Mungo.

Eh, how about just waiting how he manages to recover from his wrist injury???

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Re: Bold prediction: Del Potro to be no.1 in 2011

I hope so.If he recovers from all his injuries,may be not in 2011,but in 2012 he will be no.1

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