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2012 Olympics QF: Del Potro overcomes Nishikori, 6-4 7-6(4)

Delpo was leading comfortably in both sets, choked when serving each of them (when serving for the match he made two dfs and gave the break with a df) but regrouped and got it done in 2.

Del Potro is moving better on grass, during patches his FH was on fire but he's way too inconsistent to threaten any of the other 3 semifinalists so he's a very long shot for a medal.
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Del Potro choked quite a bit but I'm glad he got through.

Ferrer has been avenged.

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Kei hard luck.

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solid win for Del Potro, and a nice run by Nishikori. I wonder if being so close to winning a medal now will fire up Del Potro further. You all know Ferrer would have come in 4th place so let's not bemoan his upset yesterday
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solid win for Del Potro, and a nice run by Nishikori. I wonder if being so close to winning a medal now will fire up Del Potro further. You all know Ferrer would have come in 4th place so let's not bemoan his upset yesterday
Del Potro is not beating any of the other 3 on grass. No way.

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Aw Nishikori But QF is like tied for his best performance (with AO this year I think) and this seems to be his best year in slams, so he should keep on moving up.
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Re: 2012 Olympics QF: Del Potro overcomes Nishikori, 6-4 7-6(4)

Not a great match, unfortunately, and the outcome was NID. Bad matchup for Kei + his fatigue. Even a below par Delpo was too much for him today.

But Kei had a very good run and saved tennis yesterday. Unfortunately, he didn't get a medal for his efforts, but if he remains healthy and improving the good results will come naturally, look forward to seeing him in the American hardcourts.

As for Delpo, great result. He's not likely to win a medal (although he has a chance) but putting himself in a position to do so on a surface he struggles on so much is amazing already. Also look forward to see him in the American hardcourts, he has played very well this week.
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Good run from Kei here, being the lowest ranked player reaching the QF but I think he expects even more from himself.

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Good run from Kei here, being the lowest ranked player reaching the QF but I think he expects even more from himself.

Ferrer beats JMDP
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rock, paper, scissors.. just like the top 3 last year XD
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It's been a great tournament for both guys.

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Re: 2012 Olympics QF: Del Potro overcomes Nishikori, 6-4 7-6(4)

Too bad... I would have liked to see Nishikori get through, or at least make it a 3-setter. I don't like DelPo's game that much. And a medal for the Japanese would have been cool.
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rock, paper, scissors.. just like the top 3 last year XD
And these matches are all played on some of the biggest stages in 2012 IMO(Wimbly and Olympics)
The problem is all three of them have gone on to lose in the next match after beating each other.

Kei's my favourite player but I happened to like and respect all three so it's very frustrating!
Yet they've done considerably well compared to other players outside the top 4 so far this year.

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