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The Juan Martin Del Potro Hype

Langers
06-27-2007, 04:02 PM
Is it really worth it?

Sure he's got talent but shocking shot selection and he pulls the trigger whenever he wants. Will take a huge amount of time.

Rogiman
06-27-2007, 04:03 PM
Plus no serve - what is that height good for?

Santorofan
06-27-2007, 04:09 PM
He's all of 18 people, chill :rolleyes:

Jaap
06-27-2007, 04:11 PM
Another Acasuso or Calleri.

FedFan_2007
06-27-2007, 04:12 PM
Another clown. He lets Federer run away with it.

- Connors

The_Nadal_effect
06-27-2007, 04:13 PM
He still referred to as 'dangerous'. Surely must have something, no?

Sunset of Age
06-27-2007, 04:19 PM
The bloke's only 18, people... and this match isn't over yet, BTW. ;)

Hendu
06-27-2007, 04:20 PM
Another Acasuso or Calleri.

:lol:

do you know where Acasuso and Calleri were at his age?

WF4EVER
06-27-2007, 04:20 PM
First of all, is he the one hyping himself? Second of all, like Santorofan said he's 18! Even if he's not everybody takes their own time to come into their own, ask Federer.

For Pete's sake, give him a break.

Pea
06-27-2007, 04:20 PM
He's been unlucky with draws in slams this year. It's only a matter of time.....................

FedFan_2007
06-27-2007, 04:26 PM
At 18, Rafito was already dominating the transitional #1, the arrogant Swiss at Miami.

The_Nadal_effect
06-27-2007, 04:27 PM
Even if he's not everybody takes their own time to come into their own, ask Federer.
For Pete's sake, give him a break.

:yeah:!

Once again, the media hypes a player after witnessing some flashes of brilliance in him, much before the player reaches his full potential. They only manage to create an audience for the player well before his time.

...Yes, we should all wait a while. I do believe, the real JMDP is yet to come.

~EMiLiTA~
06-27-2007, 04:41 PM
Federer was hyped from a young age but didn't start doing anything major til about the age of 21

FedFan_2007
06-27-2007, 04:42 PM
Roger giving me a woodie with that DTL backhand winner!

Ivo#1Fan
06-27-2007, 04:44 PM
Is it really worth it?

Sure he's got talent but shocking shot selection and he pulls the trigger whenever he wants. Will take a huge amount of time.

Yes, it is worth it. Give him a couple of years and he'll be solid top 20. He's got potential to do well on all surfaces too.

tripb19
06-27-2007, 04:45 PM
Plus no serve - what is that height good for?
His 1st serve has improved enormously since earlier in the year, I'm not even sure you're watching this match.

G4.
06-27-2007, 04:48 PM
His 1st serve has improved enormously since earlier in the year, I'm not even sure you're watching this match.

i was watching and his 1st serve almost always lands in the net

Deivid23
06-27-2007, 05:02 PM
Del Potro is only playing his 4th match on grass (which should be his worse surface bc of his struggles when moving), he´s probably playing the best player in the surface of all times, yet you want him to win the match :shrug:

He´s improving, he will improve much more and he will be a regular top20, no doubt.

FedFan_2007
06-27-2007, 05:03 PM
Rafito is weighing on Rogelio's mind these days very heavy, no?

When Pigzilla hungry he eats, no?

Forehander
06-27-2007, 05:04 PM
settle down. He just needs some advice from nalbandian, his senior.

Hendu
06-27-2007, 05:12 PM
Del Potro is only playing his 4th match on grass (which should be his worse surface bc of his struggles when moving), he´s probably playing the best player in the surface of all times, yet you want him to win the match :shrug:

He´s improving, he will improve much more and he will be a regular top20, no doubt.

His 7th match on grass.

This is his first grass season:

beated:

Johansson, Thomas 6-2 6-4
Baker, Jamie 6-4 6-2
Kunitsyn, Igor 6-2 7-5
Davide Sanguinetti 3-6 6-3 6-4 6-4

lost to:

Nadal, Rafael 4-6 4-6
Karlovic, Ivo 6-7(10) 5-7
Federer, Roger (still being played)

User ID 29337
06-27-2007, 05:17 PM
Hes so young. Give him a few years yet to get into the groove of it all, get some exp work on a few things and he'll be up there near the top.

RagingLamb
06-27-2007, 05:51 PM
don't like his forehand.

Deivid23
06-27-2007, 05:55 PM
His 7th match on grass.

This is his first grass season:

beated:

Johansson, Thomas 6-2 6-4
Baker, Jamie 6-4 6-2
Kunitsyn, Igor 6-2 7-5
Davide Sanguinetti 3-6 6-3 6-4 6-4

lost to:

Nadal, Rafael 4-6 4-6
Karlovic, Ivo 6-7(10) 5-7
Federer, Roger (still being played)


Thanks, forgot one tourney

Eebex
06-27-2007, 06:01 PM
the argies are so desperate they call this supreme joke a ' potential GS winner'

Xristos
06-27-2007, 06:06 PM
Federer was hyped from a young age but didn't start doing anything major til about the age of 21

Thank you.

That is all I need.

RonE
06-27-2007, 06:08 PM
This thread is a typical personification of the best of MTF. It should be made into a sticky for all newbies to witness.

Eebex
06-27-2007, 06:13 PM
the guy is 1.97 but his serve makes Volandri's look like a bazooka.

kobulingam
06-27-2007, 06:22 PM
the guy is 1.97 but his serve makes Volandri's look like a bazooka.

You need to get your eyes fixed.

Rafa = Fed Killa
06-27-2007, 06:25 PM
He plays like a little girl.

Overhyped like Gasquet.

Beforehand
06-27-2007, 06:25 PM
I'm not sure what he's supposed to do with the draws he's been getting. Nadal in Miami, Nadal in Paris, Federer here.

It's not like those are the type of matches where potential is likely to shine through.

R.Federer
06-27-2007, 06:39 PM
He played Juniors, so he has also played on grass then and that counts in the sense that it's not that he has had only 7 tries to adapt to moving on grass.

I think he's playing alright, really. He has held serve many times, it is not a blowout, and he has Federer on the other side.

His 7th match on grass.

This is his first grass season:

beated:

Johansson, Thomas 6-2 6-4
Baker, Jamie 6-4 6-2
Kunitsyn, Igor 6-2 7-5
Davide Sanguinetti 3-6 6-3 6-4 6-4

lost to:

Nadal, Rafael 4-6 4-6
Karlovic, Ivo 6-7(10) 5-7
Federer, Roger (still being played)

marti_228
06-27-2007, 06:41 PM
What's up with Canadians here? What have we done to you? One says we argies are desperate. We have more than 10 players in the top 100 and JMDP is only 18.
He needs time to mature physically and mentally. I don't think anyone here said he could beat Federer on grass. Are you forgetting that Federer is on 49 winning streak on this surface? The same that happened when JMDP played Nadal in the 2nd round in RG. He's not lucky with draws.
I think JMDP has a beautiful backhand, very similar to Safin's, but needs to improve his serve (which he's doing) and movement.

Rafa = Fed Killa
06-27-2007, 06:48 PM
What's up with Canadians here? What have we done to you? One says we argies are desperate. We have more than 10 players in the top 100 and JMDP is only 18.
He needs time to mature physically and mentally. I don't think anyone here said he could beat Federer on grass. Are you forgetting that Federer is on 49 winning streak on this surface? The same that happened when JMDP played Nadal in the 2nd round in RG. He's not lucky with draws.
I think JMDP has a beautiful backhand, very similar to Safin's, but needs to improve his serve (which he's doing) and movement.

This has got nothing to do with his country.
I am a Canas fan and Canas is from Argentina.

I have a problem with overhyped players like Gasquet and JMDP who can't show up when it matters.

ReturnWinner
06-27-2007, 06:52 PM
bullshit , his first serve speed is 118 mph, exactly the same as federers and his fastest serve is 131 mph
the guy is 1.97 but his serve makes Volandri's look like a bazooka.

Hendu
06-27-2007, 06:53 PM
He played Juniors, so he has also played on grass then and that counts in the sense that it's not that he has had only 7 tries to adapt to moving on grass.

I never said that. I just stated facts.

But anyway, I'm sure it has been a couple of years since his last match on grass.

Rogiman
06-27-2007, 06:53 PM
What's up with Canadians here? What have we done to you? Relax mate, Canadian Tennis' sole purpose is to make us Israelies feel good about our athletes :lol:

Hendu
06-27-2007, 06:55 PM
This has got nothing to do with his country.
I am a Canas fan and Canas is from Argentina.

I have a problem with overhyped players like Gasquet and JMDP who can't show up when it matters.

Thats funny, given Caņas was a HUGE choker when young.

Juan Martin has played good matches in under pressure situations. See Davis Cup.

Tomy
06-27-2007, 06:57 PM
Please guys, watch this year's grand slams again... JMDP had reeeeaaallyyyy bad luck with the draws. In the AO he faced Feña (Finalist) on the second round, in Roland Garros he faced Nadal on his first match, and now Federer on Wimbledon's 2nd round... the kid is learning, and I have no doubt he'll be top 20 by NEXT YEAR, but as some of you already said, he needs some time.

G4.
06-27-2007, 07:01 PM
bullshit , his first serve speed is 118 mph, exactly the same as federers and his fastest serve is 131 mph

it's about having a consistent serve not hitting it fast

ReturnWinner
06-27-2007, 07:13 PM
well i posted that to note he serves faster than volandri, not to say he is a great server

it's about having a consistent serve not hitting it fast

Jimnik
06-27-2007, 07:15 PM
Indeed, at the moment he looks like another Berdych. He has a decent serve and hits the ball well off both wings but he doesn't seem to have any special weapon that will take him to the top. At the moment he's heading for a solid top 20 position and maybe top 10.

He's never going to be a great mover so he has to develop other strengths. He has a lot of work to do. As many have said, with his height, he should be serving much bigger and hitting the ball harder. Time is on his side so lets wait and see.

Chileno
06-27-2007, 07:20 PM
JMDP has had horrible draws in Grand Slams this year. Give the guy a break.

Australian Open - out vs Feña. (AO RUNNER UP)
Roland Garros - out vs Nadal (god of Clay)
Wimbledon - out vs Wimbledon (god of Grass)
US Open????

Hendu
06-27-2007, 07:22 PM
Indeed, at the moment he looks like another Berdych. He has a decent serve and hits the ball well off both wings but he doesn't seem to have any special weapon that will take him to the top. At the moment he's heading for a solid top 20 position and maybe top 10.

He's never going to be a great mover so he has to develop other strengths. He has a lot of work to do. As many have said, with his height, he should be serving much bigger and hitting the ball harder. Time is on his side so lets wait and see.

His backhand is that shot, today it wasn't working specially well.

sykotique
06-27-2007, 07:22 PM
I find it hard to believe that people expect so much from an 18-year-old who has yet to fully develop physically and technically. The Del Potro "hype" isn't about what he is currently doing, but what he CAN do as he grows older and wiser. It is only natural for fans and pundits alike to speculate what his future might be like. It's not as if he's constantly losing to scrubs. He's going as far as the draws will allow him. He is winning the matches that he is supposed to be winning and losing the matches that he is supposed to be losing. Give him a year or 2 and he may very well be winning the matches that he is supposed to be losing as well.

RonE
06-27-2007, 07:23 PM
JMDP has had horrible draws in Grand Slams this year. Give the guy a break.

Australian Open - out vs Feņa. (AO RUNNER UP)
Roland Garros - out vs Nadal (god of Clay)
Wimbledon - out vs Wimbledon (god of Grass)
US Open????

I didn't know Roger had a name change :lol:

And while it is highly unlikely that he will pull off the upset, the match is not officially over yet so don't count your chickens before they hatch.

FluffyYellowBall
06-27-2007, 07:46 PM
At 18, Rafito was already dominating the transitional #1, the arrogant Swiss at Miami.

No one ever said he'll surely be a slam winner. The hype is all about him being a potentiel top 10-20 player who can be dangerous. His height miht give pose risks though.

ezekiel
06-27-2007, 07:49 PM
he is limited , a bit awkward with big swings and he is no Rafa or Nole so what you have is another dangerous player who llittle chances of greatness

Rogiman
06-27-2007, 07:54 PM
I have flashbacks from January 2004, when I first saw Nadal play (vs. Hewitt at AO - I watched some of the highlights from his 2003 encounter with Younes at the USO before, but that's it). I expected to see a magnificent player with beautiful strokes, and instead there was a lefty with whacko shots grinding and grunting.

Same with Del-Potro - for sure - he'll win many tennis matches (albeit not nearly as much as Nadal), but I will never buy a ticket to watch him play.

NYCtennisfan
06-27-2007, 08:10 PM
His serve has gotten more effective and more powerful this year. He was using it quite well in matches he played on grass previous to this one. That being said, his serve reminds me of a less effecive version of Todd Martin's. Martin could place it well, but could never hit it all that big despite being 6'6" and well built in the upper-body. Del Potro doesn't hit with great power or great angles either.

I definitely expect him to get a lot better and the serve to get more effective whtin the next two years. A guy who can play on clay and hardcourts will climb up the rankings.

Roddickominator
06-27-2007, 08:32 PM
Del Potro is gonna be pretty good....that backhand is pretty sweet. The forehand needs some work for sure, and his serve should get more consistent with time. His vollies also stunk pretty badly in the Fed match today, but he's 18. I see no reason why he won't be a Top 20 player.

BATES
06-27-2007, 08:35 PM
JMDP will be a great player... I repeat.. WILL be a great player. Certainly he is not that good right now.

tennisgal_001
06-27-2007, 08:41 PM
JMDP has all the assets of a solid top-20 player, and possibly top-10 if he's a bit lucky with injuries and draws. Clearly, he has a long way to go, no one's denied that. The hype is about "potential" not "achievement".

Jimnik
06-27-2007, 08:49 PM
His backhand is that shot, today it wasn't working specially well.
You must be joking. What's so special about his backhand?

Rosa Luxembourg
06-27-2007, 09:10 PM
This has got nothing to do with his country.
I am a Canas fan and Canas is from Argentina.

I have a problem with overhyped players like Gasquet and JMDP who can't show up when it matters.


Easy to say for someone like you who most probably has achieved nothing in his life except for pathetic jumping on Nadal's bandwagon after he won his first RG.

knightsky
06-27-2007, 09:29 PM
i was watching and his 1st serve almost always lands in the net
What's your definition of almost always?

According to match statistics, he had 54% 1st serve percentage, and out of the 46% that he missed, surely not all of them hit the net?? Are you sure you were watching?

MatchFederer
06-27-2007, 11:00 PM
His serve has gotten more effective and more powerful this year. He was using it quite well in matches he played on grass previous to this one. That being said, his serve reminds me of a less effecive version of Todd Martin's. Martin could place it well, but could never hit it all that big despite being 6'6" and well built in the upper-body. Del Potro doesn't hit with great power or great angles either.

I definitely expect him to get a lot better and the serve to get more effective whtin the next two years. A guy who can play on clay and hardcourts will climb up the rankings.



Exactly... The guy has an all-court game. To be where he is at the age of 18 is a fine achievement and he will only get better. He seems quite calm and well grounded as well. I predict a top 20 place for him within 18 months.

r2473
06-27-2007, 11:07 PM
he is limited , a bit awkward with big swings and he is no Rafa or Nole so what you have is another dangerous player who llittle chances of greatness

Well, Nole was just a hyped underacheiver until a few months ago by most peoples standards here on MTF.

I think Del Potro looks really good and should develop into a player.

rjs1yorkshire
06-27-2007, 11:21 PM
Juan Martin has Eduardo Infantino coaching him and that has got to mean he will have a great future. Eduardo took David Nalbandian to the verge of the US Open final before Nalbandian started having all those injuries. At 18 years of age Juan Martin is bursting with talent but needs to have it finely tuned. In a couple of years he could be great.

tripb19
06-28-2007, 12:23 AM
Haha lots of people in this thread just regurgitating MTF discussions from long ago. Watch some fkn tennis.

G4.
06-28-2007, 01:12 AM
What's your definition of almost always?

According to match statistics, he had 54% 1st serve percentage, and out of the 46% that he missed, surely not all of them hit the net?? Are you sure you were watching?

nah i was obviously watching golf

ezekiel
06-28-2007, 01:48 AM
Well, Nole was just a hyped underacheiver until a few months ago by most peoples standards here on MTF.

I think Del Potro looks really good and should develop into a player.


Most people tend to be jealous and living in denial especially in competitive environments . However I am making a rational argument that he hits a ball ok and has the size but his movement, big swings, lack of touch, mediocre serve, lack of variety seems limiting factor for now. He has a work cut out for him if he wants to be a top 5-10 player .

Eebex
06-28-2007, 01:55 AM
poor foot work, one-hour forehand swing and mediocre serve makes of JMDP another of the optimal clowns for years to come, if not THE clown.

+alonso
06-28-2007, 02:19 AM
WHAT! He's a great player and He's a future TOP10-20 easily. People should see more matches of him before judging like this.

Well, people can believe whatever they want, JMDP's future won't change! :shrug:

trixtah
06-28-2007, 02:49 AM
At 18, Rafito was already dominating the transitional #1, the arrogant Swiss at Miami.

Shows how much you know about tennis, son. Not everyone reaches the height of their game at a certain age. He's still improving and he's only 18. Are you just jealous that you're fat and can't play tennis like JMPower?

GlennMirnyi
06-28-2007, 02:56 AM
Plus no serve - what is that height good for?

Very true.

Another Acasuso or Calleri.

:lol: sad but true.

His 1st serve has improved enormously since earlier in the year, I'm not even sure you're watching this match.

And you're watching with the "Ray Ban - fanboy model", where everything gets blown out of proportion.

the argies are so desperate they call this supreme joke a ' potential GS winner'

:haha:

Thank you.

That is all I need.

You need to start defeating 12 year-old girls.

the guy is 1.97 but his serve makes Volandri's look like a bazooka.

Balistic Missile matter, in fact.

He plays like a little girl.

Overhyped like Gasquet.

Very true.

Thats funny, given Caņas was a HUGE choker when young.

Juan Martin has played good matches in under pressure situations. See Davis Cup.

Like against Soderling when he was a break up and choked? For sure.

Please guys, watch this year's grand slams again... JMDP had reeeeaaallyyyy bad luck with the draws. In the AO he faced Feņa (Finalist) on the second round, in Roland Garros he faced Nadal on his first match, and now Federer on Wimbledon's 2nd round... the kid is learning, and I have no doubt he'll be top 20 by NEXT YEAR, but as some of you already said, he needs some time.

The draw is what you make of it. If he can't beat Nadal outside clay, it's his fault, even Guccione did it.

Learning what? Learning how to be a spineless choker having 5/4 30-0 against Nadal and losing like 5-6 games in a row?

poor foot work, one-hour forehand swing and mediocre serve makes of JMDP another of the optimal clowns for years to come, if not THE clown.

Mediocre serve? You're being too nice.

Hendu
06-28-2007, 03:22 AM
Very true.



:lol: sad but true.



And you're watching with the "Ray Ban - fanboy model", where everything gets blown out of proportion.



:haha:



You need to start defeating 12 year-old girls.



Balistic Missile matter, in fact.



Very true.



Like against Soderling when he was a break up and choked? For sure.



The draw is what you make of it. If he can't beat Nadal outside clay, it's his fault, even Guccione did it.

Learning what? Learning how to be a spineless choker having 5/4 30-0 against Nadal and losing like 5-6 games in a row?



Mediocre serve? You're being too nice.

You should go to the Copa America thread and stop trying to talk about tennis.

oh wait! don't go to the Copa America thread, is not a good day for you.

GlennMirnyi
06-28-2007, 03:29 AM
You should go to the Copa America thread and stop trying to talk about tennis.

oh wait! don't go to the Copa America thread, is not a good day for you.

:lol: easier to change the subject than face it. :lol:

Hendu
06-28-2007, 03:38 AM
:lol: easier to change the subject than face it. :lol:

I have no problems with talking about the most promising South American (or should I say Panamerican?) tennis player.

the thing is, its too difficult to discuss seriously whit you, when you take this somewhat extreme and absurd positions...

GlennMirnyi
06-28-2007, 03:42 AM
I have no problems with talking about the most promising South American (or should I say Panamerican?) tennis player.

the thing is, its too difficult to discuss seriously whit you, when you take this somewhat extreme and absurd positions...

What is absurd if I say his serve is weak and he's a choker?

PamV
06-28-2007, 03:44 AM
He's been unlucky with draws in slams this year. It's only a matter of time.....................

Yeah, and his draws at AO, RG, and Wimby are also why he was noticed more so than other new comers. Everyone knows who he is now.

Hendu
06-28-2007, 03:46 AM
What is absurd if I say his serve is weak and he's a choker?

you didnīt say his serve is weak (by the way, it isnīt, but could be muach better), you said Volandri has a better serve...

If Del Potro is a choker, then 90% of the ATP Tour are chokers.

Langers
06-28-2007, 03:48 AM
don't like his forehand.
His backhand is without doubt his strength.

GlennMirnyi
06-28-2007, 03:56 AM
you didnīt say his serve is weak (by the way, it isnīt, but could be muach better), you said Volandri has a better serve...

If Del Potro is a choker, then 90% of the ATP Tour are chokers.

Well, consider Volandri isn't over 1,90m. It's pretty much a Volandri on high heels.

That is true, but he managed to outchoke Soderling. That takes a lot of will.

Rafa = Fed Killa
06-28-2007, 03:57 AM
Easy to say for someone like you who most probably has achieved nothing in his life except for pathetic jumping on Nadal's bandwagon after he won his first RG.

I have been a Nadal fan since that Miami loss to Federer.
That was before the RG win.

Dont compare these players to normal people. They want to be rich and famous so they are held to a higher standard.

PS. I dont choke on exams the way Gasgay chokes in matches.

brent-o
06-28-2007, 04:00 AM
Granted, he still has time to grow, but from what I've seen of him play I don't see anything amazing there. To me, his shots lack bite, kind of like a Robredo.

Hendu
06-28-2007, 04:03 AM
Well, consider Volandri isn't over 1,90m. It's pretty much a Volandri on high heels.

Well, I'm sorry to tell you thats absurd, but I know its your style so no complaints.

That is true, but he managed to outchoke Soderling. That takes a lot of will.

Surprisingly, Soderling and Johansson didn't even hesitate in that Davis Cup tie. They had a great performance.

Hendu
06-28-2007, 04:06 AM
Granted, he still has time to grow, but from what I've seen of him play I don't see anything amazing there. To me, his shots lack bite, kind of like a Robredo.

Ok, now I have seen it all. :speakles:

Advice: watch more matches of him.

shotgun
06-28-2007, 04:11 AM
If he manages to have an enduring career, he will achieve more than both Coria and Nalbandian.

World Beater
06-28-2007, 05:33 AM
saw him play for patches today and i can say that i am impressed with his tools. He may lack shots of world class quality now, but give him a good two years and he has potential to play well on all surfaces.

Tnn74
06-28-2007, 07:30 AM
Granted, he still has time to grow, but from what I've seen of him play I don't see anything amazing there. To me, his shots lack bite, kind of like a Robredo.

Pfff! Tommy's shots do not lack bites, it's his mental state that needs work :rolleyes:

Jogy
06-28-2007, 09:40 AM
The big Argie bias on this board that is done and lived is a joke to see.

funny that some people thinking for example Gasquet are hyped while Gasquet already did major things on adults tour and del Potro did not that far
the hype del Potro getting from press and from tv people is too big for what he did so far
yesterday again with the match
- he is good for so young age, but if he would be from other country nobody would talking about him like that

Halba
06-28-2007, 10:05 AM
a lot of things to work on. at 18 fed,nadal,pete and all the great players didn't have too much to work on(watch videos of them- just mental for fed - techniques were good already). even murray,djoke, birdman, bagman, also only a coupla yrs older are far above his level

Ferrero Forever
06-28-2007, 11:38 AM
JMDP will be very good one day. He's still got plenty of time to improve, and provided he does so, he'll be a threat to any player. He's got the height, so he can develop a strong serve, and his game can come along a bit too. He's risen rapidly up the rankings, so why stop now? He will be interesting to watch over the next few years, thats for sure

martine2
06-28-2007, 11:58 AM
He's very talented and has every potential to have a successful career, but the boy is only 18 so give him a break will you!

He's got a good backhand and his serve is improving. I wouldn't say he's mentally weak at all either. It's pretty normal he hasn't got the mental strength YET of an experienced player.

Moreover he hasn't been lucky at all with his draws...

Give him some time and he'll be there for sure!

jayjay
06-28-2007, 12:03 PM
I find it hard to believe that people expect so much from an 18-year-old who has yet to fully develop physically and technically. The Del Potro "hype" isn't about what he is currently doing, but what he CAN do as he grows older and wiser. It is only natural for fans and pundits alike to speculate what his future might be like. It's not as if he's constantly losing to scrubs. He's going as far as the draws will allow him. He is winning the matches that he is supposed to be winning and losing the matches that he is supposed to be losing. Give him a year or 2 and he may very well be winning the matches that he is supposed to be losing as well.

A quality post in a largely shit thread. :yeah:

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
06-28-2007, 12:19 PM
i'm waiting for the end of the match Federer / Del Potro... should'nt be too long.... now on tv Vinci/Schnyder. Well, Juan Martin Del Potro is not that bad, i mean an Argentinian playing on grass... and don't forget the second set was tight 7/5, plus Del Potro had once bp on Fed serve. :eek:

VolandriFan
06-28-2007, 12:39 PM
I'm just going to say that Del Potro has already developed much faster than 90% of players his age.

Halba
06-28-2007, 01:09 PM
forehand : too loopy and too much swing

movement and footwork : average because of his height - tall players syndrome, at times clumsy

backhand : his bread and butter- good shot

serve: speed is quick but can fall over in ball toss impeding serve, can easily be read as well - predictable

mental: at his ranking level only.

volley/anticipation - also needs work

Whenever someone plays Federer - they know what level they are at and what you need to improve on.

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
06-28-2007, 01:26 PM
finally Federer def. Juan Martin Del Potro 6/2 7/5 6/1

please people of mtf, it was the first Wimbledon of Juan Martin Del Potro, he is only 18, he played 2 grass tournaments in order to be well prepared and ready to play well at his 1st Wimby so please don't spoil the party. Juan Martin :hug: :hug: :hug:

cecilija
06-28-2007, 01:27 PM
DelPorto=Poor Man Chela :haha: