“They are always the favorite to win these kind of tournament, but they are not impossible to beat,” said del Potro who lost to Federer at the 2012 Australian Open and 2009 Roland Garros. [David] Ferrer can beat all of them; [John] Isner can beat all of them; me if I have good matches also. But they are of course the favorite to win this tournament. It's not easy to beat them in five sets, especially here in the US Open, but we will try.”
Unlike Berdych and Tsonga, I think Delpo's head is in the right place.
This is the mentality of a grand slam contender.
I think this is what has made the difference between him and Berdych/Tsonga this year.
He has, for the most part performed better than Berdych/Tsonga against the top crowd this year and I think this mentality hasn't hurt him.
What do you guys think?
Is it the right mindset? Or is he being too cocky?