Del Potro is not favorite in RG even against guys like Ferrer or Almagro.
Djokovic will win RG for sure, though I think it will be in 2014.
Ferrer and Almagro
? This is a South American 250 tournament we're talking about. Those two have been around for many years and have a whooping 1 Roland Garros SF between them. Speaking of whooping, Ferrer won a grand total of 5 games in that semi. Del Potro breadsticked Nadal in their last best of 5 clay match in Nadal's home in Spain, despite his poor fitness at the time. Heck, teenager Del Potro back in 2007 outside the top 100 put up a sterner resistance to Nadal at RG than Ferrer. I know you like to troll, but come on: those two can't compare to JMDP on clay (or any other surface).
Agree about Nole though, he should compete his CGS at some point.
He's a ballbasher with weak mental strength and no RoS. He draws a big server in early rounds, he's vulnerable. He draws a good returner, he's vulnerable. He reaches the final, he loses, because you need balls to win a slam, which he lacks. Betting on Clownga to win a slam final is like betting on Federer to beat Nadal in Paris.
He has more balls than the rest of the top 10 combined. That is the reason why he's doing so well despite having by far the worst BH in top level tennis and probably the most horrendous ROS the top 10 has ever seen. His problems have nothing to do with his mentality/balls and everything to do with technical weaknesses in his game; he always goes for it regardless of opponent and venue, balls he does not lack.
people are missing out on context of those wins. Nadal had an abdominal tear, it's a miracle he was in SF in the first place. Noserer got overconfident, served horrendously (50%, 10 doubles), choked multiple times and still almost won. After Delpo returned he failed to win a single match against Nadal or Olderer, in fact Olderer spanked him easily 5-6 times, of course Del Potro tards are full of excuses - only their man can be injured, apparently
. A tennis titan like Del Goatro beat 100%, healthy Nadal 2/2/2 after all
Has there been any other top player going through surgery recently?