del Potro's Australian swing - discussion thread - MensTennisForums.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-06-2014, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Mark Lenders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Posts: 17,155
                     
del Potro's Australian swing - discussion thread

So how optimistic are we feeling for the first stretch of the season in Australia? Last year, Juan didn't play any warm-up and then lost R3 of AO to Chardy; needless to say, it's quite reasonable to expect a much stronger start to the season this year.

He's playing Sydney this year and of course AO. First opponent is the winner of tonight's Mahut vs Harrison. Full draw here:


MTF games titles:

Suicide Tennis (5): Wimbledon 2014, World Tour Finals 2015, Madrid 2015, Kuala Lumpur 2014 and Metz 2015 - 1 Slam, 1 WTF, 1 Masters 1000, 2 ATP 250; 2 finals lost

Fill-in-the-Draw (3): US Open 2014, Rotterdam 2013 and Geneva 2015 - 1 Slam, 1 ATP 500 and 1 ATP 250

Tennis Tipping (3): Veneza and Todi 2014 (with vn01), Knoxville 2015 (with Redkop) - 3 challengers; 7 finals lost

Last edited by Mark Lenders; 01-07-2014 at 02:02 AM.
Mark Lenders is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-06-2014, 09:27 PM
Registered User
 
Eddy DoubleD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Potsdam, NY
Age: 24
Posts: 6,885
                     
Re: del Potro in the Australian swing - discussion thread

Just the SF and the F could be tricky matches. A match with Stepanek could also be difficult giving his style. But I think he is going to take the title

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO

Grigor Dimitrov | Bernard Tomic | Kei Nishikori | Ernests Gulbis
Jiri Vesely | Nick Kirgyos | Thanasi Kokkinakis | Alexander Zverev

[TT]: Singles - Entry #86 Doubles - Entry #113 Partner: ?
[DTT]: Singles - Entry #5 Doubles - Entry #17 Partner: digor
[FITD]: Entry #45 Race #?
[PAW]: Entry #9 Race #4
[Suicide Tennis]: Entry #99 Race #102
Eddy DoubleD is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-06-2014, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Mark Lenders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Posts: 17,155
                     
Re: del Potro in the Australian swing - discussion thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eddy DoubleD View Post
Just the SF and the F could be tricky matches. A match with Stepanek could also be difficult giving his style. But I think he is going to take the title
Yeah, I'm not expecting Mahut/Harrison to cause a lot of problems. Either way, I think we'd all agree that more important than whether he wins Sydney or not is that he is in good form for AO. He needs to start having a more consistent impact on the biggest events and regularly compete for the title.

I think that especially if he's drawn in Nadal's half of the draw he has a more than decent chance to make it to the final there. At the very least, he needs to play well and make QF-SF though.

MTF games titles:

Suicide Tennis (5): Wimbledon 2014, World Tour Finals 2015, Madrid 2015, Kuala Lumpur 2014 and Metz 2015 - 1 Slam, 1 WTF, 1 Masters 1000, 2 ATP 250; 2 finals lost

Fill-in-the-Draw (3): US Open 2014, Rotterdam 2013 and Geneva 2015 - 1 Slam, 1 ATP 500 and 1 ATP 250

Tennis Tipping (3): Veneza and Todi 2014 (with vn01), Knoxville 2015 (with Redkop) - 3 challengers; 7 finals lost
Mark Lenders is offline  
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-06-2014, 09:36 PM
#1
 
ProdigyEng's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Age: 23
Posts: 32,863
                     
Re: del Potro in the Australian swing - discussion thread

"In the Australian swing" ?

Expected better from you Miguel.

Mark Lenders banged your girlfriend, I'm sorry to tell you that mate.
ProdigyEng is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-06-2014, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Mark Lenders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Posts: 17,155
                     
Re: del Potro in the Australian swing - discussion thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by ProdigyEng View Post
"In the Australian swing" ?

Expected better from you Miguel.
What do you suggest we call it then?

MTF games titles:

Suicide Tennis (5): Wimbledon 2014, World Tour Finals 2015, Madrid 2015, Kuala Lumpur 2014 and Metz 2015 - 1 Slam, 1 WTF, 1 Masters 1000, 2 ATP 250; 2 finals lost

Fill-in-the-Draw (3): US Open 2014, Rotterdam 2013 and Geneva 2015 - 1 Slam, 1 ATP 500 and 1 ATP 250

Tennis Tipping (3): Veneza and Todi 2014 (with vn01), Knoxville 2015 (with Redkop) - 3 challengers; 7 finals lost
Mark Lenders is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-06-2014, 09:40 PM
#1
 
ProdigyEng's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Age: 23
Posts: 32,863
                     
Re: del Potro in the Australian swing - discussion thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Lenders View Post
What do you suggest we call it then?
Delpo's Australian swing sounds better to me lol

Mark Lenders banged your girlfriend, I'm sorry to tell you that mate.
ProdigyEng is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-07-2014, 02:03 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Mark Lenders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Posts: 17,155
                     
Re: del Potro in the Australian swing - discussion thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by ProdigyEng View Post
Delpo's Australian swing sounds better to me lol
Ok, changed it.

First opponent is Mahut, only time Juan faced him in the past was in US Open 2007 - he won 6-0 6-4 6-2.

Still, not exactly an ideal opponent to start with imo knowing how much Juan always struggles with players who approach the net well, but I still believe he wins in 2 sets.

MTF games titles:

Suicide Tennis (5): Wimbledon 2014, World Tour Finals 2015, Madrid 2015, Kuala Lumpur 2014 and Metz 2015 - 1 Slam, 1 WTF, 1 Masters 1000, 2 ATP 250; 2 finals lost

Fill-in-the-Draw (3): US Open 2014, Rotterdam 2013 and Geneva 2015 - 1 Slam, 1 ATP 500 and 1 ATP 250

Tennis Tipping (3): Veneza and Todi 2014 (with vn01), Knoxville 2015 (with Redkop) - 3 challengers; 7 finals lost
Mark Lenders is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-08-2014, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Mark Lenders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Posts: 17,155
                     
Re: del Potro's Australian swing - discussion thread

First match was a 1-6 6-3 6-4 win over Mahut, far from an easy opening against a tricky matchup but he got the win. Another match today against a difficult opponent in Stepanek, who has a somewhat similar style, let's hope Juan can play better and win that one.

MTF games titles:

Suicide Tennis (5): Wimbledon 2014, World Tour Finals 2015, Madrid 2015, Kuala Lumpur 2014 and Metz 2015 - 1 Slam, 1 WTF, 1 Masters 1000, 2 ATP 250; 2 finals lost

Fill-in-the-Draw (3): US Open 2014, Rotterdam 2013 and Geneva 2015 - 1 Slam, 1 ATP 500 and 1 ATP 250

Tennis Tipping (3): Veneza and Todi 2014 (with vn01), Knoxville 2015 (with Redkop) - 3 challengers; 7 finals lost
Mark Lenders is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-11-2014, 09:42 AM
country flag Mae
GOTHIC PRINCESS
 
Mae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: On The Dark Side
Posts: 35,462
                     
Re: del Potro's Australian swing - discussion thread

Congrats to Juan on his victory in Sydney

“I have a, shall we say, morbid personality.”
― Novala Takemoto, Missin' (Novel)
Mae is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-11-2014, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Mark Lenders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Posts: 17,155
                     
Re: del Potro's Australian swing - discussion thread

Well, Juan ended up winning the title in Sydney, improved match by match and really destroyed both Tursunov and Tomic in his final two matches. Looks sharp for the Australian Open, let's hope he can match expectations.

One match at a time though, first off is Rhyne Williams, a qualifier, on Tuesday, can't take that one lightly.

MTF games titles:

Suicide Tennis (5): Wimbledon 2014, World Tour Finals 2015, Madrid 2015, Kuala Lumpur 2014 and Metz 2015 - 1 Slam, 1 WTF, 1 Masters 1000, 2 ATP 250; 2 finals lost

Fill-in-the-Draw (3): US Open 2014, Rotterdam 2013 and Geneva 2015 - 1 Slam, 1 ATP 500 and 1 ATP 250

Tennis Tipping (3): Veneza and Todi 2014 (with vn01), Knoxville 2015 (with Redkop) - 3 challengers; 7 finals lost
Mark Lenders is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome