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Auckland SF - Del Pony def Soderling 6-4 6-3

kyleskywalker007
01-16-2009, 01:55 AM
Another final for him. Consistent dude, huh?

Leo
01-16-2009, 01:57 AM
He's playing great! Offense and defense. Even some touch with a nice volley and backhand slice that I saw.

It should have been an even more comfortable win, because Juan Martin was screwed on a call on break point for a second break in the 2nd. Soderling's ball was well long, I thought.

BaselineSmash
01-16-2009, 01:57 AM
Why didn't Del Potro tank this? Does he want to upset Nalbandian all over again by not prioritising the big events?

Voo de Mar
01-16-2009, 02:02 AM
Del Potro still is a big freak. He beats lower rank opponents easily but being in his top form was crashed by Fat Dave twice and once by Federer at the end of last year :shrug:

GlennMirnyi
01-16-2009, 02:04 AM
Soderling played a really clownish match.

Andi-M
01-16-2009, 02:04 AM
Congrats.
Still the king of MM.

Hendu
01-16-2009, 02:05 AM
Del Potro still is a big freak. He beats lower rank opponents easily but being in his top form was crashed by Fat Dave twice and once by Federer at the end of last year :shrug:

Bad match ups. Same with Murray.

Clara Bow
01-16-2009, 02:05 AM
but being in his top form was crashed by Fat Dave twice and once by Federer at the end of last year

To be fair- I really don't think he was in top form at Madrid and Paris last year. He was tired and had that toe issue (sounds like I am making excuses but I really don't think he was A= game wise). I still think Nalby would have beaten him- but he was not playing his best.

Good form today though.

LEO_Legionario
01-16-2009, 02:06 AM
well done Delpo!!!
I hope he finish the season in the top 5.

ChinoRios4Ever
01-16-2009, 02:08 AM
Soderling played a really clownish match.

As always in an important match. :shrug: :o

Voo de Mar
01-16-2009, 02:09 AM
To be fair- I really don't think he was in top form at Madrid and Paris last year. He was tired and had that toe issue (sounds like I am making excuses but I really don't think he was A= game wise). I still think Nalby would have beaten him- but he was not playing his best.


Have you seen how he crashed Nalbandian and Ancic a day before he lost to Federer and Nalbandian? IMO Federer and Nalbanian are really wise and found a way to humiliate Del Potro who has really one-sided tennis but I have to admit well rounded.

PoliFanAthic
01-16-2009, 02:11 AM
Not to forget that Del Potro also beat Nalbandian before losing twice to him.

I'd tend to say it's fatigue that cost him the end of the year matches, but then again, we're only going to know once this year is over how well he can deal with both the pressure of big events and the sustained effort.

Clara Bow
01-16-2009, 02:12 AM
Have you seen how he crashed Nalbandian and Ancic a day before he lost to Federer and Nalbandian? IMO Federer and Nalbanian are really wise and found a way to humiliate Del Potro who has really one-sided tennis but I have to admit well rounded.

I see your point- but I still don't think he was playing in top form at those tournaments. Ymmv. But yes- they did not let him get any sort of rhythm. To start to try to make inroads on the top players- he needs to come in more when he has the opportunity. And drop shots will always be a danger- as Nalby was quick to exploit. Delpo does have some big limits on his game right now (movement forward and back, tendency to stay back for too long, a weak second serve, etc.) but I think he is capable of building on it. If not- I will be disappointed.

lucho_coria
01-16-2009, 02:14 AM
Del Potro still is a big freak. He beats lower rank opponents easily but being in his top form was crashed by Fat Dave twice and once by Federer at the end of last year :shrug:

He won against Simon in Us Open and against Tsonga in masters cup

Congrats Pony :D

Voo de Mar
01-16-2009, 02:17 AM
Unfortunately I didn't see his match against Murray, the scoreline indicates it was a good match by Del Potro, maybe even one of his bests, but the matches against Federer, Nalbanian, Djokovic and Davydenko in autumn last year, showed holes in Del Potro's tennis.

Hendu
01-16-2009, 02:17 AM
Have you seen how he crashed Nalbandian and Ancic a day before he lost to Federer and Nalbandian? IMO Federer and Nalbanian are really wise and found a way to humiliate Del Potro who has really one-sided tennis but I have to admit well rounded.

Federer, Murray and Nalbandian are probably Del Potro's worst match ups. They can disrupt Juan Martin's rhythm with a variety of spins and have the ability to expose his movement limitations by playing very good angles and drop shots.

Voo de Mar
01-16-2009, 02:18 AM
He won against Simon in Us Open and against Tsonga in masters cup


Against Tsonga played his best tennis overall.

Voo de Mar
01-16-2009, 02:19 AM
Federer, Murray and Nalbandian are probably Del Potro's worst match ups. They can disrupt Juan Martin's rhythm with a variety of spins and have the ability to expose his movement limitations by playing very good angles and drop shots.

Exactly, I'd add to this crew Djokovic as well.

Hendu
01-16-2009, 02:24 AM
Exactly, I'd add to this crew Djokovic as well.

Yes, but Novak doesn't play with a lot of variety on the speed or weight of his shots, and uses the slice less than the others, I think. Still he plays great angles and thats not good for Juan Martín.

Deivid23
01-16-2009, 03:03 AM
Del Potro still is a big freak. He beats lower rank opponents easily but being in his top form was crashed by Fat Dave twice and once by Federer at the end of last year :shrug:

You don´t have a clue. He was never again in his top form in 2008 since that nail problem at Vienna :retard:

Deivid23
01-16-2009, 03:04 AM
Solid stuff from JMDP

Soderling = clown of the highest order in the mental department + windy conditions = no chance against a top rival

NinaNina19
01-16-2009, 03:53 AM
I still didn't get my vcash from this match.

TMJordan
01-16-2009, 03:53 AM
If only I was still a vbookie.

the graduate
01-16-2009, 03:59 AM
del potro looks like he doesnt shower,he looks like he has smelly feet

malisha
01-16-2009, 07:45 AM
the wind was playing with Soda like a child with a toy..good match from Del potro though

JolánGagó
01-16-2009, 08:16 AM
Expected, deserved and welcome demolition of that clown Soderprick.

Soderprick go home!

VolandriFan
01-16-2009, 08:20 AM
del potro looks like he doesnt shower,he looks like he has smelly feet

Either you have amazing vision, or you're just making things up because you don't like someone. ;)

JolánGagó
01-16-2009, 08:26 AM
Either you have amazing vision, or you're just making things up because you don't like someone. ;)

Would you mind the smelly feet? :scratch:

baghdatis
01-16-2009, 09:09 AM
Expectd scoreline

Bilbo
01-16-2009, 09:54 AM
easy title for del pony

federernadalfan
01-16-2009, 10:15 AM
del pony :yeah: :hatoff:

cobalt60
01-16-2009, 12:20 PM
:woohoo:

Denaon
01-16-2009, 01:09 PM
WTG Juan! :D

Voo de Mar
01-16-2009, 01:28 PM
You don´t have a clue. He was never again in his top form in 2008 since that nail problem at Vienna :retard:

You're such an useless troll that has a privilage to be a first member (hope the last) on my ignore list :bigwave:

reggie1
01-16-2009, 01:28 PM
I always like to see Sodoff get beaten!

Deivid23
01-16-2009, 03:06 PM
You're such an useless troll that has a privilage to be a first member (hope the last) on my ignore list :bigwave:

:baby: (you will still open this post :lol: )