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Del Potro Will Finish 2009 as World Number 5?

HattonWBA
01-16-2009, 03:31 PM
In my opinion Del Potro will finish this year has world number 5 purely based on the development of his conditioning, game and also maturity, he is a beast from the back of the court and rarely fails to put balls back in play, and from what i have witnessed this week has extra pace on his serve and also imporoved his volleying skills, in my opinion this has a really good chance of happening and i think it will, what do you guys think?

ORGASMATRON
01-16-2009, 03:34 PM
Its possible, impossible to tell.

Nalbandian!!!
01-16-2009, 11:40 PM
he will finish higher than that....

Hendu
01-17-2009, 12:16 AM
Its possible, impossible to tell.

Yep.

He can do well both on clay and fast surfaces, thats a big plus.

cobalt60
01-17-2009, 12:24 AM
Hope so ;)

GlennMirnyi
01-17-2009, 12:27 AM
Hope not.

Mug player.

Ivanatis
01-17-2009, 01:04 AM
not a very brave prediction actually:p

but I think so too, I would even say Top3 is not impossible

Sean
01-17-2009, 01:07 AM
He could go higher.

Pea
01-17-2009, 01:12 AM
Number 3. Holla!

Albop
01-17-2009, 01:19 AM
I don't think so, he is only a MM king.

Also he is hell of a boring player.

Hendu
01-17-2009, 01:46 AM
I don't think so, he is only a MM king.

Also he is hell of a boring player.

He doesn't need to win a GS to get there.

MalwareDie
01-17-2009, 01:58 AM
He has no chance of getting into the top five unless he becomes the luckiest player in the world.

meihaditalab
01-17-2009, 02:23 AM
Maybe 6 at the most.

Halba
01-17-2009, 04:15 AM
no, daveed will. daveed is a better player.

VolandriFan
01-17-2009, 04:25 AM
If he reaches the quarterfinals in Melbourne, he won't be too far away from the number 5 spot.

mgorganchian
01-17-2009, 04:31 AM
Maybe 6 at the most.

He got "your at the most" :) after the first week he played.

He will be 6 next Monday as he won his first 2009 tournament, although now he is far behind Davydenko: 5330 vs 4060.

Davydenko is not playing Aust. so he may stay nearer in a couple of weeks if he does good progress in Aus open.

but if not:
Davydenko has to defend:
9-Mar-09 Dubai S 270
6-Apr-09 ATP Masters Series Miami W 1000

and Del Potro nothing.

So it is more than probable that he will be #5 in April.


What I am not sure if he will get #4 as he should improve his tennis to play at the level of Fed, Nadal, Djk and/or Murray...

LEO_Legionario
01-17-2009, 04:49 AM
Delpo is a great tennis player. I think he can finish the year in number 5 or 6.
higher than that is more difficult, i think that Nadal, Federer, Djokovic y Murray are in a higher step until the moment

~*BGT*~
01-17-2009, 06:10 AM
God, I hope not :o

RGK
01-17-2009, 07:05 AM
yes he will.

Matt01
01-17-2009, 02:08 PM
Considering how strong the current "Big Four" are, I think #5 is realistic.


He has no chance of getting into the top five unless he becomes the luckiest player in the world.


Dumb post :rolleyes:

DartMarcus
01-17-2009, 02:16 PM
I don`t think so. There are still Roddick, Tsonga, Simon, Monfils as No.5 contenders.

duong
01-17-2009, 02:44 PM
I think he is also quite strong mentally and very determined.

His drawback is his physical fragility, even if he's stronger now.

If he reaches the final in Melbourne, he will be number 5 ;)

Burrow
01-17-2009, 03:26 PM
since when did monfils become a top 5 contender

mgorganchian
01-17-2009, 08:43 PM
I don`t think so. There are still Roddick, Tsonga, Simon, Monfils as No.5 contenders.

I agree Monfils ís not a #5 contender, he first has to be a top #10 contender.


He played twice with tsonga (2007 New haven and 2008 TMC) and was superior.
He played once (2008 Los Angeles final) with Roddick and was also superior.
He played twice with Simon and lost in 2007 new haven and won in 2008 Us open.
Never played to Monfils

This doesn't show anything but IMO he is one level above them, and one below the top 4. (never won a match to the top 4).

Remember that JMDP had to retire in 2008 Aus open and did not played in Feb. Also at the begging of last year he was not a DA for MS events so I think he has now the oppportunity to get more points during the beggining of the year.

If he doesn't get injured, he should be next #5.

Tsonganator
01-17-2009, 09:43 PM
LOL you are deluding yourself if you think Del Potro is one level above Tsonga,Simon,Monfils, etc and one lovel below the top four. There is a reason he cannot beat the top four, his game is a one dimensional grinding it out from the baseline game which does not stack up to the top pro's baseline games. His win over Tsonga in TMC doesn't mean much, a win in two-tibreaks with Tsonga off. Tsonga is no. 6 now with Davy no. 5. Davydenko crushed Pony in TMC, as expected with his superior baseline game and athleticism. I can't see him getting past Tsonga and Davydenko, and any of the top 4. His game is just not dynamic enough. Tsonga has a much better chance at cracking the top 4 if he could ever stay injury free and learn some patience, because his game is there. Del Potro's is notm which is why I can't see him getting into the top 5.

Hendu
01-17-2009, 10:00 PM
LOL you are deluding yourself if you think Del Potro is one level above Tsonga,Simon,Monfils, etc and one lovel below the top four. There is a reason he cannot beat the top four, his game is a one dimensional grinding it out from the baseline game which does not stack up to the top pro's baseline games. His win over Tsonga in TMC doesn't mean much, a win in two-tibreaks with Tsonga off. Tsonga is no. 6 now with Davy no. 5. Davydenko crushed Pony in TMC, as expected with his superior baseline game and athleticism. I can't see him getting past Tsonga and Davydenko, and any of the top 4. His game is just not dynamic enough. Tsonga has a much better chance at cracking the top 4 if he could ever stay injury free and learn some patience, because his game is there. Del Potro's is notm which is why I can't see him getting into the top 5.

I don't think Del Potro is a level above those others... these things change week to week, and they are all good.

But some facts, Del Potro will be #6 and he made Davydenko look like a muppet in Davis Cup last year. Yes, his game lacks variation, but he can be a force on most surfaces, is consistent, has a winning mentality, powerful groundstrokes, a good serve... if he stays healthy, he could be a top ten for a long time and also reach the top 5.

duong
01-17-2009, 11:15 PM
Everybody says that Del Potro has never done anything in slams.

But well ... Del Potro became strong (especially physically) last summer.

And he played only one grand slam since then.

He beat Simon in 5 sets after really dominating him, but Simon made a great fighting,

then he lost to Murray after a very very tight match which should have lasted 5 sets, Murray was very lucky in that match.

After then Murray beat Nadal, and now everybody knows who Murray is now.

In Davis Cup, Del Potro dominated Davydenko and Andreev on clay.

In Madrid Del Potro beat Nalbandian but lost to a great Federer that week.

In Bercy he was injured.

And still had problems with his feet for TMC.

Then saying that Del Potro has never done anything in big tournaments doesn't seem very accurate to me.

Better say that you don't like Del Potro ;)

Crazy Girl
01-18-2009, 01:48 AM
:scared::scared:Niko!!!:scared::scared:Please, look behind.....here anyone want you dead!!:bolt::bolt::bolt:

Kolya
01-18-2009, 04:16 AM
Lets see how well he defends his titles and points...

Good players continue to gain points.

kyleskywalker007
01-18-2009, 07:39 AM
The thing is as follows: what other player is currently playing as to steal n 5 from him? I think he could be n5 by default if anything.

Crazy Girl
01-19-2009, 12:13 AM
Lets see how well he defends his titles and points...

Good players continue to gain points.:smooch:Kolya!:smooch:

finishingmove
06-06-2009, 02:19 AM
bump

ballbasher101
06-06-2009, 02:23 AM
I would say yes he will finish fifth since no one is really pushing him for that position.

finishingmove
06-06-2009, 02:27 AM
he could finish 4th if djokovic continues with weak GS performances

out_here_grindin
06-06-2009, 02:31 AM
Delpo will likely be #5 for a while. Who's gonna catch him,Roddick?

DJ Soup
06-06-2009, 05:00 AM
the discussion here is rather whether he'll get higher than #5, because that does seem possible.

Arkulari
06-06-2009, 05:15 AM
how far is he from Djoker right now?

swebright
06-06-2009, 05:23 AM
He's already #5. But the gap will be narrowed after FO between him and Novak. How many point's he's going to win (? 1000-1500) and Novak lost (?600-800)?

Goldenoldie
06-06-2009, 09:11 AM
still more than 2500 behind Djokervic, so will need really big results at Wimbledon and US Open, as well as defending his points from smaller tournaments. Not impossible, but unlikely for 2009, more realistic for 2010.

Halba
06-06-2009, 09:59 AM
still more than 2500 behind Djokervic, so will need really big results at Wimbledon and US Open, as well as defending his points from smaller tournaments. Not impossible, but unlikely for 2009, more realistic for 2010.

he will catch djoker next year imo. djoker has points to gain in wimbledon, a lot in fact.

DrJules
06-06-2009, 10:15 AM
Expect prediction to be correct.

rawalya
06-06-2009, 03:36 PM
i'm not going to vote


just wait and see ;)

philosophicalarf
06-06-2009, 03:50 PM
He'll do well to even keep the gap at 2500 with Djoko at WImbledon. Neither of them have points to defend, but Djoko likely will make qfs+, whereas that's a much harder ask for delPot.

Djoko has a canada qf, and a cinci final (950pts). DelPot missed both last year, but problem is doing anything in either just replaces one of his MM wins in his rankings. For example, he makes semis in both, he only gains +20 cos they replace his LA/washington wins.

He really needs to be looking at masters finals or even winning one, and at minimum a UO semi. Getting past Djoko is a big, big ask.

Guga_fan
06-06-2009, 03:56 PM
I think he has a shot at 4 by the end of the year. Djokovic will have to defend a SF at USO and a Masters Cup win, the way he is playing I doubt that. Del Potro can make the QF and even SF of USO if he plays Murray or Djokovic.

richie21
06-06-2009, 03:59 PM
I will start to consider Del Potro as a threat when he'll win a big title.
For now,he is just another Gasquet: capable of winning MM titles for fun and making the odd GS 1/2 final but still not capable of winning MSs or Grand Slams. :o

Certinfy
06-06-2009, 04:00 PM
No higher.

asmazif
06-06-2009, 04:04 PM
I reckon he can hang on to it, though Roddick could have a great run at Wimbledon... he's going no higher though.

philosophicalarf
06-06-2009, 04:08 PM
I will start to consider Del Potro as a threat when he'll win a big title.
For now,he is just another Gasquet: capable of winning MM titles for fun and making the odd GS 1/2 final but still not capable of winning MSs or Grand Slams. :o

For me, the major problem he faces is that his most efficient surfaces are fast clay, and slow/medium hard. In particular, that means Madrid, Rome, Roland Garros in its faster years, Miami, Aus Open, and especially Indian Wells (where he handles the bounce better than anyone, and his serve is most effective).

Unfortunately, he's just been through this bunch. It might be the rest of his year is less successful.

rubbERR
06-06-2009, 04:22 PM
Gasquet has never been capable this kind of consistent results, dont compare him del Potro because Gasquet is average.

Noleta
06-06-2009, 04:29 PM
Never seen him play on grass yet but if he continue with the same level he showed during RG he have a chance to finish a spot higher:shrug:

decrepitude
06-06-2009, 04:37 PM
He isn't entered into any of the run-up grass tournaments, which makes it seem he has no serious intent on Wimbledon.

Unless he gets a wild card at one of them, perhaps.

Noleta
06-06-2009, 04:44 PM
He isn't entered into any of the run-up grass tournaments, which makes it seem he has no serious intent on Wimbledon.

Unless he gets a wild card at one of them, perhaps.

Thanks for the info:)that's weird to not have a practise tournament before Wimbledon:scratch:maybe he doesn't want to get burned out:confused:

rubbERR
06-06-2009, 05:31 PM
Actually del Potro gonna play before Wimbledon:
Q. The week before, are you going to play an exhibition?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: I'm going to go a couple of days early. I'm going to play an exhibition,and I'm going to prepare for Wimbledon.

so he is probably gonna play Boodles challenge - http://www.theboodles.com/flash/index.htm

Clydey
06-06-2009, 05:35 PM
I think he has a shot at 4 by the end of the year. Djokovic will have to defend a SF at USO and a Masters Cup win, the way he is playing I doubt that. Del Potro can make the QF and even SF of USO if he plays Murray or Djokovic.

His best shot at a HC semi is if he gets drawn in Nadal's quarter.

pica_pica
06-06-2009, 05:38 PM
Certainly Top5 material. :yeah: