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Del Potro to Play Davis Cup SF This Weekend Against His Doctor's Advice

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"I'm going to put in my best effort and do my best, I will for the (Argentinian) people.

Despite the injury, I'll take a risk, do my best as always and hope things turn out alright."


It's a well known fact that Del Potro won't quit from a Slam or big Davis Cup tie unless his arms and legs fall off, but why the hell isn't the captain or someone else from the Argentine team stepping up and simply forbidding him from playing/protecting his health?

His doctor said he should not play and should protect his wrist, surely the Argentine captain should not allow him to play here. If he aggravates a wrist injury again like in AO 2010
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Re: Del Potro to Play Davis Cup SF This Weekend Against His Doctor's Advice

I think part of him might still be feeling guilty over his decision to play TMC in 08 and then burned out against LaLo in a 5 setter when he was expected to win.

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Del Potro forum. Who the hell cares?
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Re: Del Potro to Play Davis Cup SF This Weekend Against His Doctor's Advice

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I think part of him might still be feeling guilty over his decision to play TMC in 08 and then burned out against LaLo in a 5 setter when he was expected to win.
Why would he feel guilty of that? Was he supposed to skip TMC?

It has nothing to do with guilt though, he will just never quit until the point of no return. He played AO 2010 with a bad wrist, RG this year with a taped knee, took shots before every match to make his wrist pain bearable during this USO... it's just who he is, no matter how many injuries he will keep fighting and playing through them.

The question here is why the hell the Argentine captain is allowing him to play? Surely any responsible captain would put his players' health first - although, let's be honest, with Nalby out, Delpo winning his two singles is the only chance Argentina have here as Monaco will almost surely lose to both Berdych and Stepanek.

Someone in the Argentine team should just step up and forbid him from playing.
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Re: Del Potro to Play Davis Cup SF This Weekend Against His Doctor's Advice

I'm worried.. have a bad feeling this decision will wreck the rest of his season.

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Re: Del Potro to Play Davis Cup SF This Weekend Against His Doctor's Advice

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I'm worried.. have a bad feeling this decision will wreck the rest of his season.
You're not the only one My worst fear is that he might need another surgery, that could spell the end of his career at the highest level.

Unbelievable that the Argentine captain or someone in the Argentine team isn't simply stopping him from playing, what a brilliant way to protect their best player's health

Not only is his wrist an issue, he's pressured to win both his single rubbers (which he probably will) if Argentina are to have any chance.
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Re: Del Potro to Play Davis Cup SF This Weekend Against His Doctor's Advice

fucking clown

this is why he cannot consistently challenge for slams (1 so far) and masters (0 so far)

his spastic scheduling almost rivals nadal's

why not skip the tie, play some indoor tournaments (stockholm/vienna + paris), get a few wins at the Year End Championships, then rest up for the AO, then onto the clay swing?

but no, this sort of schedule makes too much sense and is too healthy
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this is why he cannot consistently challenge for slams (1 so far) and masters (0 so far)
The reason he can't challenge for slams is his lack of talent and lack of game, not poor scheduling. Pushray won something like 9 masters before he won the big one. Del-Shitro basically fluked his way to a big title and was his usual mug self ever since. In my book he's worse player than Ferrer, Berdych and Tsonga.
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Re: Del Potro to Play Davis Cup SF This Weekend Against His Doctor's Advice

I can understand why Del Potro has decided to play (apart from his usual stubborness, unmatched determination to play through any adversity): hell, I would not dare leave my country's destiny in DC in the hands of Mugaco and Berlocq/Chela. With Nalbandian out, JMDP winning his two singles is the only hope Argentina have here.

On the other hand, the captain's decision to actually let him play is baffling. He played the USO through shots to make his wrist pain bearable and was advised by the doctors to stop for at least two weeks, is this how the Argentine captain protects the health of his best player?
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del potro's desire for his country is admirable, but davis cup comes around every year

a career ending injury is exactly that. he's fortunate to have come back the way he has after one serious injury; he shouldn't be tempting fate so blatantly
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I hope he and Nalby, Monaco win this.
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I love Del Potro and admire his desire to fight for his country, I really do. But he really shouldn't do this. I really hope this turns out ok and isn't like AO 2010 all over again.

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Why would he feel guilty of that? Was he supposed to skip TMC?

It has nothing to do with guilt though, he will just never quit until the point of no return. He played AO 2010 with a bad wrist, RG this year with a taped knee, took shots before every match to make his wrist pain bearable during this USO... it's just who he is, no matter how many injuries he will keep fighting and playing through them.

The question here is why the hell the Argentine captain is allowing him to play? Surely any responsible captain would put his players' health first - although, let's be honest, with Nalby out, Delpo winning his two singles is the only chance Argentina have here as Monaco will almost surely lose to both Berdych and Stepanek.

Someone in the Argentine team should just step up and forbid him from playing.
Where did you hear about the shots before his matches at the USO?

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Re: Del Potro to Play Davis Cup SF This Weekend Against His Doctor's Advice

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Where did you hear about the shots before his matches at the USO?
http://numeroochoweb.com/tenis/lo-de...de-coraje-1579

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(...) In order to play the US Open, he had to take shots before the matches, that's the only way he could play.
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