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12-22-2008, 09:00 PM
- Week 2: - Auckland, Nueva Zelanda. Winner
- Week 3: Australian Open
- Week 4: Australian Open QF
- Week 5: -
- Week 6: San Jose, California, U.S.A. QF
- Week 7: Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A. QF
- Week 8: -
- Week 9: -
- Week 10: - MS Indian Wells
- Week 11: -
- Week 12: - MS Miami
- Week 13: -
- Week 14: -
- Week 15: - Monte Carlo
- Week 16: -
- Week 17: - Rome
- Week 18: - Estoril
- Week 19: - Madrid
- Week 20: - ARAG
- Week 21: - Roland Garros
- Week 22: - Roland Garros SF
- Week 23: -
- Week 24: -
- Week 25: - Wimbledonr2
- Week 26: - Wimbledon
- Week 27: -
- Week 28: - Davis Cup
- Week 29: -
- Week 30: -
- Week 31: - - Wahington Winner
- Week 32: - Canada final
- Week 33: -
- Week 34: -
- Week 35: - US.OPEN
- Week 36: - US.OPEN Winner
- Week 37: -
- Week 38: -
- Week 39: -
- Week 40: -
- Week 41: -
- Week 42: - Shanghai, China
- Week 43: -
- Week 44: -
- Week 45: - Paris
- Week 46: -
- Week 47: - MS London!! Final

12-22-2008, 10:15 PM
Thanks for this :wavey:

12-23-2008, 12:27 PM
Thank you kai. :D

01-10-2009, 05:21 AM
Hi, guys, i made a general thread cherring so is more easy and we dont have a lot of thread for each tournament :rolleyes:

From the Heineken subforum.. (http://www.menstennisforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=986)

Lugar: Auckland, Nueva Zelanda.
Superficie: Canchas Duras.
Date: Desde el 5 de Enero
Sitio Web: www.heinekenopen.co.nz
Entry Deadline: December 1, 2008
Seeding: January 5, 2009

- R1 -

(1)Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) bye

- R2 -

(1)Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) VS Ernests Gulbis (LAT) o Marcel Granollers (ESP)

OMG.. i want a match delpotro vs gulbis and please en central court so be have stream, should be a great match

01-10-2009, 05:35 AM
tougu draw
i hope juan have a good start in 2009~~
vomos boy~~

01-10-2009, 07:16 PM
Hi, guys, i made a general thread cherring so is more easy and we dont have a lot of thread for each tournament :rolleyes:

Nice idea, Kai. :yeah: Still Davis Cup matches deserve a separate thread, I think.

Main Draw

(1)Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) bye
Ernests Gulbis (LAT) vs Marcel Granollers (ESP)
Viktor Troicki (SRB) vs Igor Kunitsyn (RUS)
(8)Juan Monaco (ARG) vs Victor Hanescu (ROU)

(3)Robin Soderling (SWE) bye
(q) vs (q)
Robby Ginepri (USA) vs (WC)Rubin Statham (NZL)
(7)Albert Montanes (ESP) vs (q)

(6)Sam Querrey (USA) vs (WC)Daniel King-Turner (NZL)
Florent Serra (FRA) vs (q)
Steve Darcis (BEL) vs Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)
(4)Nicolas Almagro (ESP) bye

(5)Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) vs Dominik Hrbaty (SVK)
Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)
Agustin Calleri (ARG) vs Marc Gicquel (FRA)
(2)David Ferrer (ESP) bye

01-11-2009, 10:22 AM
the official live stream of the Heineken Open is at www.planetstream.tv. They did the WTA ASB Classic - it was great coverage.

01-11-2009, 11:22 AM
I hate the draw :sobbing: I was looking forward to see Juan playing for the first time this year. But now he drew Ernie, my other favourite, as a potential 2nd round opponent :(

Anyway, good luck to JM in Auckland and the fans here. I hope he will have a great season again!

01-11-2009, 01:19 PM
Hi, guys, i made a general thread cherring so is more easy and we dont have a lot of thread for each tournament :rolleyes:

From the Heineken subforum.. (http://www.menstennisforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=986)

Lugar: Auckland, Nueva Zelanda.
Superficie: Canchas Duras.
Date: Desde el 5 de Enero
Sitio Web: www.heinekenopen.co.nz
Entry Deadline: December 1, 2008
Seeding: January 5, 2009

- R1 -

(1)Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) bye

- R2 -

(1)Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) VS Ernests Gulbis (LAT) o Marcel Granollers (ESP)

OMG.. i want a match delpotro vs gulbis and please en central court so be have stream, should be a great match

Thanks Kai. Nice idea to have one thread.
And thanks everyone for the other links :yeah:
Good luck Juan- do some damage.

01-11-2009, 08:28 PM
not many good players here, 2nd round vs. Gulbis could be tough, but otherwise I see no real reason why DP shouldn't win it, vamos :)

01-11-2009, 10:06 PM
the official live stream of the Heineken Open is at www.planetstream.tv. They did the WTA ASB Classic - it was great coverage.

Thanks :worship:

01-13-2009, 02:02 AM
he will face gulbis
good luck

01-13-2009, 06:58 AM
yeah today CC :p second match

01-13-2009, 07:07 PM
well deck, it all depends on form and also Ferru is there and he's not to be taken lightly

01-14-2009, 12:05 AM
Livestream :)


01-14-2009, 01:19 AM
good start~~

01-14-2009, 02:58 AM
Yeap :) now.. Monaco or Troicki

01-14-2009, 03:21 AM
Troicki again

01-14-2009, 03:37 AM

01-14-2009, 04:17 PM
well deck, it all depends on form and also Ferru is there and he's not to be taken lightly

don't see much problems with Ferrer, Kohlschreiber is a bigger danger at this point imo

but even if he loses to Troicki or the semis, it's not the worst thing as he will hopefully be fresher for Melbourne

01-14-2009, 10:25 PM
Next round here we come :banana:

01-15-2009, 12:02 AM
oh yeah~~

01-15-2009, 12:20 AM
:bounce: semis !! :p

01-15-2009, 02:48 AM
Tournament favourite and world number nine Juan Martin Del Potro gave a strong exhibition of attacking tennis as he thumped an out-of-sorts Viktor Troiki 6-3 6-2 in the Heinken Open quarter-final on Thursday.

Troiki had struggled in the heat on Wednesday in a marathon match with Juan Monaco and appeared to be feeling the effects, seemingly unable to compete with the Argentinian from the baseline.

A relaxed Del Potro was very satisfied with his quarter-final performance."

"I [played] much better than yesterday and I don't give any chance to Troiki".

The 1.98m Argentinean is tournament top seed for the first time ever in his career but insists it doesn't add any expectation.

"I don't feel any extra pressure, I just have to play my best" he said.

The Serbian had three break point opportunities in the first set but Del Potro denied them all and converted his own chance when it came along.

In the second set Del Potro broke Troiki three times in a row to sprint to a 5-0 lead.

He then seemed to lose concentration as the 22-year-old Serbian threatened a brief comeback with a break of his own.

It was a momentary blip however and Del Potro served out the set to take the match in just over an hour and a half.

The Argentinean will face either third seeded Swede Robin Soderling or American qualifier John Isner in Friday's semi final.

Both have huge serves and Del Potro is aware of the challenge ahead.

"I need to be focussed on the returns. [But also] if I lose my serve tomorrow I will be in trouble".

01-15-2009, 06:52 AM
next opponent is soderling
vamos juan

01-16-2009, 12:05 AM
Juan's quarter of the Draw at the AUSTRALIAN OPEN

DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG [8] v ZVEREV, Mischa GER
STARACE, Potito ITA v TOMIC, Bernard AUS (W)
MULLER, Gilles LUX v LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP [27]

CILIC, Marin CRO [19] v ANDERSON, Kevin RSA

WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI [15] v MINAR, Ivo CZE
GINEPRI, Robby USA v BERDYCH, Tomas CZE [20]

SAFIN, Marat RUS [26] v NAVARRO, Ivan ESP
SEPPI, Andreas ITA v FEDERER, Roger SUI [2]

Good luck, Juan. :rocker2:

01-16-2009, 12:12 AM

[1] Nadal vs C Rochus
Serra vs Karanusic
Schwank vs Haas
Q vs [29] Tursunov

[24] Gasquet vs Junqueira
Spadea vs Istomin
Canas vs Kiefer
Hewitt vs [13] Gonzalez

[12] Monfils vs Vassallo Arguello
Youzhny vs Koubek
Golubev vs Fognini
Massu vs [17] Almagro

[25] Karlovic vs Gimeno-Traver
Volandri vs Ancic
Guccione vs Devilder
Andujar vs [6] Simon

[4] Murray vs Pavel
Gabashvili vs Granollers
Q vs Ebelthite
Nishikori vs [31] Melzer

[22] Stepanek vs Lapentti
Q vs Ball
Stakhovsky vs Clement
Mannarion vs [14] Verdasco

[9] Blake vs Q
Q vs Darcis
Montanes vs Gulbis
Q vs [18] Andreev

[30] Schuettler vs Q
Hanescu vs Hernych
Ljubicic vs Kunitsyn
Monaco vs [5] Tsonga

[7] Roddick vs Q
Q vs Llodra
Ferrero vs Santoro
Querrey vs [32] Kohlschreiber

[21] Robredo vs Reynolds
Martin vs Troicki
Bellucci vs Lu
Gicquel vs [10] Nalbandian

[16] Soderling vs Kendrick
Benneteau vs Baghdatis
Bolelli vs Vliegen
Groth vs [23] Fish

[28] Mathieu vs Nieminen
Dent vs Q
Chardy vs Daniel
Q vs [3] Djokovic

[8] Del Potro vs Zverev
Q vs Q
Starace vs Tomic
Muller vs [27] Lopez

[19] Cilic vs Anderson
Hernandez vs Tipsarevic
Q vs Isner
Gremelmayr vs [11] Ferrer

[15] Wawrinka vs Minar
Q vs Q
Klein vs Dabul
Petzschner vs [20] Berdych

[26] Safin vs Navarro
Garcia-Lopez vs Calleri
Q vs Moya
Seppi vs [2] Federer

01-16-2009, 12:32 AM
not bad really.

01-16-2009, 02:05 AM
finals juan sill face querrey
come on boy~~

01-16-2009, 12:21 PM
Nice :yeah: I will be watching!

01-17-2009, 02:22 AM
:aparty: woohoo, Auckland title for Delpo:yippee:
well done tall guy!!!! :bigclap:

01-17-2009, 02:26 AM

01-17-2009, 02:27 AM

01-17-2009, 02:48 AM
double 6-4 :p well done ;)

01-17-2009, 03:11 AM
Congrats to Juan on his 5th title. :yeah:

01-17-2009, 04:02 AM
Very mature, composed and impressive performance from Juan. I'm so proud of the way he's developed, he's hot on the heels of the big 4.

01-17-2009, 04:06 AM
At the AO delpo will have a meettin with the DC new captain before the series vs holanda... (http://www.ole.clarin.com/notas/2009/01/16/tenis/01840998.html)

01-17-2009, 09:26 AM
Hisense Arena
11:00 Start

Women's Singles - 1st Round
Julia Goerges(GER) vs. Ana Ivanovic(SRB)[5]

Men's Singles - 1st Round
Juan Martin Del Potro(ARG)[8] vs. Mischa Zverev(GER)

Women's Singles - 1st Round
Jelena Dokic(AUS) vs. Tamira Paszek(AUT)

Men's Singles - 1st Round
Marat Safin(RUS)[26] vs. Ivan Navarro(ESP)

01-18-2009, 12:07 AM
Congratulations Juan! :bigclap:

Best of luck in the Aussie Open :yeah: :bounce:

01-18-2009, 09:07 AM
never in doubt
he should make the QF in Melbourne and we'll see if he can get Federer in trouble

01-19-2009, 03:47 AM
6-3 6-4 6-2
he will face Mayer in R2

01-19-2009, 05:56 AM
did u see the match? i was with the livescore ¬¬ here in US they didnt show juan ¬*

:tape: ... let see what happens be should not sing victory after ;)

01-19-2009, 06:45 AM
i'm in work

01-19-2009, 11:50 AM
Kai, I caught a bit of it on ESPN right before the Djokovich coverage started....and then they cut over to it again towards the last game of the third set.... I was just pleasantly surprised that ESPN had him on :-)

01-19-2009, 05:47 PM
crap! i stop watching ESPN at the second set because i was frustrated than whey was not showing him :awww:
well thanks :)

well.. I found this on Clarin.com (http://www.clarin.com/suplementos/deportivo/2009/01/19/d-01842411.htm) i will try translate this to English.. :S


Del Potro went through a nightmare trapped in an elevator

Bad time. Was trapped in the cabin for almost two hours and a half.

Juan Martin Del Potro, at the end of this edition he should face his debut at the Australian Open vs the German Mischa Zverev, lived on Sunday evening one of the biggest shocks of his life, was trapped in the elevator of the hotel for almost two hours and a half. After winning the ATP World Tour from Auckland, the tandilense, with his coach Franco Davin and Martiniano Orazi coach, arrived in Melbourne yesterday morning.

Then they went to sleep and return to train the incident at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, located 5 minutes from Melbourne Park. Davin and Orazi fell on the floor 19 and Delpo continued to her room alone. But suddenly the elevator stooped on the middle of 27 and 28. the #1 Argentina played the alarm and sent messages with his cell. "But I had my phone without battery," Orazu told to Clarin. "Then came the call to the hotel."

On the elevator intercom, Del Potro was 40 minutes speaking with people in the Hyatt, that being Sunday, the technicians did not find him to resolve the problem. "He was shocked" Davin recounted.

Del Potro began to sweat and he dropped a little pressure. After the last hour wait could bring down a bit and opened the elevator door. "He was red, and for relax him i took a picture" says Orazi. Later, when the nerves torment him, an engineer came out on the roof of the elevator and took him out. "It is incredible that in a five star hotel this happens. Juan lived a very bad time," said Davin. At that point in the afternoon, the managers of the hotel than is located on Russell Street was looking to Del Potro in the best possible way. Then came the dinner and sleep for the tennis player with almost two meters. , Though the nightmare lived before was over


01-19-2009, 07:24 PM
Oh for goodness sake- that is a nightmare! But he won anyway;)

01-20-2009, 12:06 AM
Juan :yeah:

And not only for his win over Zverev but also for his "waking up from the nightmare". ;)

01-20-2009, 01:04 AM
oh,poor boy~~
but i want to see this scene~~hiahia

01-20-2009, 01:04 AM
Poor Delpo.This was terrible!!!

01-20-2009, 06:05 PM
And now in la nacion (http://www.lanacion.com.ar/nota.asp?nota_id=1091581)

i will traslate just his qoutes

"I can not think of anything like that, what happened was terrible, I thought I was dying"

It was night at the Grand Hyatt. Just winning in New Zealand, the first racket of our country, but at this stage what is a data-redundant, took the lift, enabling the card set and pressed the button 28 from the floor, their home. Suddenly, the light was extinguished, the system was cut. There was a sort of explosion. Was just a dim light that indicated the level 27. Desperate, he made several calls from Franco Davin, his coach, to internal security, according to his account. "I was trapped, with no light and no emergency button walked at least, no one answered- I broke the voice, I had no air," reports on the edge of despair. "I thought I was dying. Really?", Launches as a relief.

"What if I thought it would not be able to play More than in the Open, really feared for my life"

"I thought about leaving as the Pink Panther, I thought of anything at that time. I was dizzy, my tummy hurt"


Well the second match will be at the Margaret court..
Not Before:19:30
Men's Singles - 2nd Round
Juan Martin Del Potro(ARG)[8] vs. Florian Mayer(GER)

01-21-2009, 02:59 AM
hope he has good luck after this terrible thing~~~~

Clara Bow
01-21-2009, 05:55 AM
Poor guy...sounds like it was scary. His line about the Pink Panther was kind of cute though.

Good luck to him tonight. I am really hoping he makes it to the quarters here (and would enjoy it if he got beyond- but that may be too tall a juncture at this point in his career.)

01-21-2009, 09:32 AM
:yeah: Vamos Delpo 3° round AO!!!!!!!!!!:yeah:

01-21-2009, 09:42 AM
good job

01-21-2009, 03:18 PM
i was awwkw watching roddick, then 2 sets of tomic but nothing of delpo.. ESPN2 :o

did someone watch the match?

01-21-2009, 05:58 PM

01-22-2009, 12:43 PM
Juan :yeah:

did someone watch the match?

Unfortunately not. I missed all yesterday's matches.

01-22-2009, 09:43 PM

Del Potro a tall order for German qualifier

Wednesday 21 January 2009
By Vanessa Skendaris


Men’s eighth seed Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina has cruised past German qualifier Florian Mayer at Margaret Court Arena on Wednesday night, dominating in a 6-1 7-5 6-2 victory.

Del Potro began his second round match in blistering style, quickly breaking the German three times. With his powerful serve and groundstrokes, the Argentine had an impressive nine winners in the first set to Mayer’s one.

In a closer second set, Mayer picked up the pace, sticking with his Argentine opponent and eventually breaking his serve to gain a 5-4 lead.

Del Potro, who won his fifth career title in Auckland last week, then broke Mayer back in what was the point of the match. The 20-year-old Argentine had to scramble to make a drop shot from Mayer, who then hit a lob which Del Potro managed to get to and then blast a passing winner.

In the final set, the in-form Del Potro got an early break and surged to a 4-1 lead. Mayer, ranked No. 450 in the world, saved one match point, but a powerful cross-court forehand winner from Del Potro sealed the set and match in an hour and 54 minutes.

The 198cm Argentine will face either Australian Bernard Tomic or Gilles Muller of Luxembourg in the next round.

Quick facts

Del Potro won 92 points to Mayer’s 66, and made 30 unforced errors to the 19 of his opponent

Del Potro hit 41 winners to Mayer’s 12

The Argentine won 20 of the 30 points where he approached the net

01-23-2009, 12:10 AM
Watched the first set. Muller is playing well and Delpo had a couple of loose points to let Gilles take the tiebreak. Fun tennis. But gee............... I don't think I can look;)

01-23-2009, 01:59 AM
vamos juan ||||||

01-23-2009, 02:54 AM
I watched a few bits and pieces and quite frankly it wasn't an easy match for Juan...

The important thing is Juan advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open. :yeah:

01-23-2009, 03:02 AM
next opponent is Cilic
tough again

01-23-2009, 05:08 AM
THE MODERATOR: Happy with the way you served today?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Yes, of course. Always is good to win the match. I'm happy to be in the 16. So I was try to keep alive in the tournament.

Q. I think you only had four breakpoints throughout the four sets.

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Yes, well, he served very good. In important points he made good service volleys.

I never can do nothing with his serve. Finally I broke his serve in 5‑All, and then I close the match with my serve.

Q. Are you excited about the prospect of playing Cilic in the next round?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: He's a very good player. He won last week in Chennai, and his game improve a lot.

But I have to do my game and just think in my mind and my things and try to do my best.

Q. The two of you, many people believe you're the two rising stars in men's tennis. Do you think this will be the first of many meetings against each other?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: We don't know. I don't think about that. If I can't be better, if I lose, I will be happy with my tournament.

Q. He said that he had played you in the juniors twice and you had beaten him twice. Do you remember those matches?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Yes, I remember. But we were younger. Now we have twenty years and the life change too much. So we don't know what can happen on Sunday.

Q. You had an excellent 2008. The youngest player to get in the top 10. Is that form carrying on now? Are you playing as well as you were last year?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Yes, I'm playing good since last year. But I need to play better if I want to beat Nadal, Federer, Murray, or Djokovic. I'm not going to beat them if I'm still missing breakpoints or missing volleys or whatever.

Q. Do tennis writers make too much of rivalries between young people?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Well, I don't like to play against Argentinians. Djokovic, Nadal played many, many times, and hopefully I will play with Cilic many times also. So we start a new promise, and we will see what can I do on Sunday.

Q. How good can he be, do you think?


Q. Cilic, yeah.

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Well, very good. He has everything to be a good player. His service, his movement, his forehand. He will be top 10, very close.

Q. How good do you think you could be?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Well, don't know what can I do. I'm top 10 right now, but I want to be many years in the top.

Q. Do you think you two are the most capable of breaking in and challenging the top four?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: No, I don't think so. He's playing very good. I'm playing good too, but we never know where could I be in three months, or him. We just have to work and keep improving.

Q. Can you talk a little bit your new Davis Cup captain and what you think he brings to the table?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: He's a good person. He has a lot of experience in Davis Cup. We are happy with the captain.

Q. What do you think he brings to the table? How can he help the team?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: I don't speak too much with him because I don't have time. He's very good. He has good players in his team, so I have to try to win Davis Cup for the first time.

01-23-2009, 05:39 AM
THANKS :) :hug:

01-23-2009, 08:27 AM

Starting point

Friday 23 January 2009
By Eleanor Preston


The beauty of the Australian Open is that each year it produces names that are new to most of those who come to watch the tennis at Melbourne Park. Neither Marin Cilic nor Juan Martin Del Potro has exactly slipped into the draw unnoticed but, as much as they have both been talked about within tennis circles as part of the next wave of young players poised to make a breakthrough, they are still relatively new faces to the rest of the world.

By the time they have finished playing each other in the fourth round on Sunday, one of them will be an Australian Open quarterfinalist – a statement of the blindingly obvious perhaps, but also acknowledgment of an important benchmark in a player’s career. Del Potro has already got that far, at last year’s US Open, while Cilic has now made the fourth round of the Australian Open for the second year running. Del Potro is marginally ahead of Cilic in the rankings – up to a career-high mark of No.6 – and has the added experience behind him gleaned by being part of Argentina’s charge to the Davis Cup final last year. Yet there is not much to choose between these two contemporaries from junior days.

Both of them have grown rather a lot since then, and now each stands at 198cm tall. Should they happen to stand on each other’s shoulders, they would be around the same height as the average telegraph pole. That fact alone should make it an interesting encounter, as will the likelihood that we could see these two play again in the future when they are both likely to be in the running for Grand Slam titles. “I mean, of course, Del Potro had a really good end of last year. This year also he started very well,” said Cilic after knocking out 11th seed David Ferrer with an impressive 7-6(5) 6-3 6-4 win on Friday. “But I think I have my own way, a little bit different than him. He jumped there earlier than me. But I think I'm gonna ‑ I have things to work on always, and I'm gonna have my chances to get to the top 10 for sure. I think he has a good all‑around game. He doesn't spend too much energy when he's playing. He has a huge serve, which helps him to win easier and comfortable with the points. So I think he's gonna be there and stick around in the future, too.”

Cilic is right to regard playing Del Potro as a difficult assignment. The Argentine – who is 20, like Cilic – won the Heineken Open title in Auckland last week and seems to have picked up the new season where he left the old one, namely in a purple patch of form. The same, however, might be said of Cilic, who took the Chennai Open in the first week of the year and so comes into the tournament in excellent nick. “He's playing very good. I'm playing good too, but we never know where I could be in three months, or him. We just have to work and keep improving,” said Del Potro. “I'm playing good since last year but I need to play better if I want to beat Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andy Murray or Novak Djokovic. I'm not going to beat them if I'm still missing break points or missing volleys.”

Del Potro and Cilic are still in a relatively raw state as tennis players but, like Nadal, Federer, Djokovic and Murray before them, they will learn plenty as they push further towards the top of the game. Whatever the outcome of Sunday’s match, it will be another day at school for them both.

01-23-2009, 11:25 AM
Nice article and :woohoo: for the win!

01-23-2009, 09:24 PM
Nice article and :woohoo: for the win!

The article below is even nicer. ;) I post it on this thread because it refers to the upcoming fourth round match.


From today's (London) Times:

From Times Online
January 23, 2009

Triumphs for Marin Cilic and Juan Martin Del Potro sets up coruscating tie

Neil Harman, Tennis
correspondent, Melbourne

The patter of giant feet was heard across Melbourne Park yesterday as Marin Cilic and Juan Martin Del Potro, two players born within five days of each other in 1988, strode towards the fourth round meeting that will further emphasise that men's tennis is for very big people with very big games.

The Croat and the Argentinian have each collected one of the five titles that were available on the ATP World Tour before the Australian Open; Cilic in Chennai, Del Potro in Auckland. It is safe to say that, along with Andy Murray they were on the hottest streaks coming into this grand slam tournament and from here, something will have to give. It promises to be a coruscating experience.

Cilic defeated David Ferrer, the No 11 seed from Spain, 7-6, 6-3, 6-4; Del Potro upset Gilles Muller, the big-serving left hander from Luxembourg in four sets. Both men are 6ft 6in tall, both speak particularly quietly, they do not have huge egos to go with their huge frames. The winner tomorrow will have gone deeper than ever before in this championship.

One is tempted to suggest that one of them, perhaps both, have it in them to go all the way in one of the majors. Del Potro's quarter-final with Murray at the US Open last September tends to be overlooked amid the more eye-catching matches the British No 1 played against Rafael Nadal in the semi-final, Roger Federer in the final, even the third round in which Jurgen Melzer took the Scot to the brink, but it was right up there in terms of quality and explosive power.

Del Potro has risen to No 6 in the world, creeping up (if someone so tall can creep) behind the main four and Nikolay Davydenko, the No 5 who missed the Open with a heel injury. He is the youngest man in the top ten, made his Masters Cup debut last November and failed to live up to expectations only when the Davis Cup final came along and Argentina worked themselves up into such a state that Spain were handed an initiative they willingly accepted.

"I need to play better if I want to beat Nadal, Federer, Djokovic or Murray," Del Potro said, "I'm not going to beat them if I'm missing break points, volleys or whatever. I think that Cilic and I have the promise. He has everything, his service, his movement, his forehand. He will be top 10, or very close. But I have just to take care of my game, think my own thoughts and try to do my best."

Cilic's story is an exceptional one; spotted by Goran Ivanisevic as a 14-year-old, the former Wimbledon champion was straight on the phone to Bob Brett, his former coach, asking if he would mind running the rule over his young compatriot. The pair have worked together ever since, Brett travelling to events on an occasional basis or doing much of the donkey work at his academy in San Remo, near to his home in Monte Carlo, to where Cilic is about to move.

Brett, who coached Boris Becker to his 1991 triumph here, would not have come out of what was effectively semi retirement to work with any old Tom, Dick or Harry. He needed to be assured about the character and ethic of the young man - the word of Ivanisevic was good enough on his potential, after all, it was he who once informed his closest confidante in the Croatian press that he had just seen a player from Britain who was ranked around 250 at that time but who would be a top ten player one day. That was Tim Henman.

Brett has gone about his work quietly and conscientiously, as one would expect. Cilic is cut very much from the mould of Mario Ancic, who worked with Brett between the ages of 12 and 18, when he was one of the most impressive juniors in the world. Cilic might have been able to finish last year in greater ranking shape had he not fallen victim after the US Open to a virus which mean that, for three weeks, he was unable to focus properly in one eye and spent all day in sunglasses. One wondered, when he mentioned how difficult it was to serve at one end of the court because the ball toss was right into the sun, he didn't adopt the idea of Bernard Tomic, the young Australian here, and pull out the shades.

01-24-2009, 12:46 AM
Really nice Getta- Thanks :yeah: I really like both this young men;) As players on the court but more importantly off as well.

01-24-2009, 12:49 AM


01-24-2009, 08:35 AM
:haha: hilarious

01-24-2009, 02:31 PM
En la intimidad: el tandilense, de 20 años, encuentra apoyo en sus amigos y su familia ante las presiones del circuito profesional
Foto: Ricardo Pristupluk


Detrás de la raqueta
Del Potro, que ya está en los octavos de final, intenta vivir su carrera sin presionarse: "El tenis es un trabajo, lo disfruto al máximo y sé que son pocos años", señala; Nadal, el número 1, su espejo: "Me fijo mucho en su humildad"
Por Ariel Ruya
Enviado especial

MELBOURNE.- ¿Quién es Juan Martín del Potro? Un jugador de tenis, de 20 años, la raqueta más ambiciosa de nuestro universo. Se ubica en el sexto puesto en el ranking y acaba de romper otra barrera: luego del triunfo esforzado, complejo, en 3 horas y 25 minutos por 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 6-3 y 7-5 frente a Gilles Muller, de Luxemburgo, jugará mañana por primera vez los octavos de final de esta tradicional cita, frente a Marin Cilic, otra promesa, aunque de Croacia.

Pero, ¿quién es, realmente, Del Potro? Si no alcanzan los datos anteriores, a continuación van otros: nació en Tandil, el lugar por excelencia de la semilla y cosecha de raquetas; días atrás logró el torneo de Auckland, el quinto trofeo de su incipiente trayectoria; es conducido por Franco Davin, un antiguo aventurero de los courts; es muy alto, mide 1,98 metros, lo que no le impide, naturalmente, mostrar su destreza. ¿Que no alcanza? Pues hay más: en su carrera lleva ganados 2.004.786 dólares y, como a otros ases de los courts, suele ser señalado como un latin lover . Modelos y actrices se desviven por ese joven tímido, espigado y que juega al tenis tan, pero tan bien.

Sin embargo, el interrogante va más allá: lo anterior no alcanza. ¿Quién es, en su interior, esta joven promesa que hace historia casi sin darse cuenta? ¿Qué hace en sus tiempos libres, qué le gusta, cómo son sus horas lejos del Melbourne Park, cuando el silencio lo aprisiona?

Lo escuchamos: "Me quedo en mi habitación todo el tiempo que puedo. Y trato de no tomar mucho el ascensor, no sea cosa que me quede encerrado como el otro día", bromea el hombre de un fantástico servicio y un paciente juego desde el fondo, algunas de las razones por las que venció, con excesiva dificultad, a un jugador como Muller, zurdo y osado a centímetros de la red.

El valor de la amistad, para Del Potro, no es una mercancía, no se negocia. Mezclado en un mundo de tentaciones de todo tipo, sabe por qué dice lo que dice. Esto, por ejemplo: "Ya hablé con diez personas, en la madrugada de Buenos Aires y todos me dijeron lo mismo: ?¡Cómo nos hiciste sufrir!´ Y yo les dije: «Bueno, no siempre se puede ganar fácil?» Ellos quieren lo mejor y se preocupan por mí, más como persona que como tenista. El otro día se inquietaron con lo que me pasó en el ascensor. Si estoy cinco en el mundo o 60 a ellos no les cambia nada. Y van a seguir siendo mis amigos toda la vida, son los que me mantienen en la realidad".

Qué otras cosas hace, en qué ocupa su tiempo. Lo escuchamos: "Me quedo en el cuarto y trato de estar con gente amiga. Leo los diarios, escucho música, estoy mucho tiempo con Franco (Davin, el entrenador) y Martiniano (Orazi, el preparador físico), hablando de lo que nos pasa, de la vida, de todo. La paso bien y me gusta estar en el hotel."

¿Le interesan los temas nacionales? ¿Prefiere apartarse de todo? Contesta así: "Me desenchufo, pero leo siempre todo lo que pasa en el país. Hay momentos, también, en los que es bueno alejarse de todo. De las cosas que pasaron en la final de la Davis, por ejemplo. Lo de la derrota en Mar del Plata fue duro y vino bien salir y despejarse".

¿Es un placer o una profesión el tenis para Juan Martín? ¿Qué lugar ocupa en su vida? Lo cuenta con sus palabras: "El tenis es un trabajo y mis amigos estudian o trabajan, o están de vacaciones; cada uno en lo suyo. Ojo, lo disfruto al máximo; sé que son pocos años y hay que aprovecharlos. Después voy a tener más tiempo para pensar en otras cosas".

El sol no se distrae: sale con esplendor todos los días. El calor agobia afuera y la distensión es un deleite adentro, en una sala cualquiera dentro del Melbourne Park, allí en donde el tandilense trata de descubrir todo lo que le está pasando. Aunque cueste asimilarlo. "Todavía no me di cuenta a donde llegué: todo me pasa muy rápido. No pienso en la posición en que estoy hoy o en las cosas que hice el año pasado, sólo pienso en hoy, en mañana. Voy a darme cuenta de todo lo que conseguí cuando vuelva a mi casa, cuando esté con mis amigos. Es muy largo el camino", cuenta el hombre que tiene al as español como referencia obligada. "Me fijo mucho en Rafa (Nadal, el mejor del planeta), en su humildad. Si él dice que tiene muchas cosas que mejorar y es el número 1, imaginate yo. Debo tener que mejorar el triple de esas cosas. No llegué a mi límite", dice. Convencido, decidido.

"Me gustaría seguir así, siento que voy por el buen camino", lanza el hombre que tiene al tenis como una parte esencial de su vida. No la única, claro.

01-24-2009, 06:06 PM
I try it my best, sorry if there are some mistakes :S

Behind the racket

Del Potro, who is in the 4th round, is trying to live his career without pressure, "Tennis is a job, what I enjoy the most and I know that will be a few years," he says, Nadal, the number 1 on their " I notice a lot in his humility "

MELBOURNE .- Who's Juan Martin del Potro? A tennis player who have 20 years, the racket more ambitious of our universe. It lies in sixth place in the ranking and just break another barrier: the triumph then struggled complex in 3 hours and 25 minutes by 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 6-3 and 7-5 face Gilles Muller of Luxembourg, will play tomorrow for the first knockout round of this traditional event, compared with Marin Cilic, another promise, but in Croatia.

But who is really Del Potro? If you do not meet the above data, then go to: Born in Tandil, the meeting place of the seed and crop rackets; days ago won the Auckland tournament, the fifth trophy of his fledgling career, is led by Franco Davin, an old adventurer from the courts, is very high, measured 1.98 meters, which will not stop it, of course, to show his skill. What is not? Well, there's more: in his career and has earned $ 2,004,786, and other aces of the courts, often identified as a latin lover. Models and actresses to be fighting for this shy young man, heading and playing tennis so, but so well.

But the question goes beyond the above is not enough. Who is on the inside, this young promise that makes history almost without realizing it? What do you do in your spare time, what he likes, how are your hours away from Melbourne Park, where the silence imprisons?

We heard: "I stay in my room all the time I can. And try not to take a long elevator, not a thing I like is locked the other day," jokes the man with a fantastic service and one patient from the game background, some of the reasons why we won, too difficult for a player like Muller, a left-handed and fearless centimeters of the net.

The value of friendship, for Del Potro, is not a commodity, is not negotiable. Mixing in a world of temptations of every kind, knows what it says what it says. This, for example: "I spoke with ten people on the morning of Buenos Aires and told me all the same How did we suffer! 'And I said:' Well, can not always be easy to win?" They want the best and care about me more as a tennis player as a person. The other day I was worried what happened in the elevator. If I'm five or 60 in the world they did not change anything. And they will remain lifelong friends, are what keep me in reality. "

What else does, what occupies your time. We heard: "I'm staying in the room and try to be friendly with people. I read newspapers, listen to music, I am a long time with Franco (Davin, the coach) and Martiniano (Orazi, the coach), we are talking about happens, life, everything. The good step and I like being in the hotel. "

Are you interested in national issues? Do you prefer to depart from it? And replied: "I unplugged, but whenever I read everything that happens in the country. There are moments, too, which is good to get away from it all. The things that went into the final of the Davis, for example. What the defeat in Mar del Plata was hard and came right out and cleared. "

Is it a pleasure or professional tennis for Juan Martin? What place in your life? What has his words: "Tennis is a job and my friends are studying or working, or holiday, each with their own. 'Ojo', what I enjoy the most, I know that few years and we must exploit it. Then I will have more time to think about other things. "

The sun is not distracting: glory comes with every day. The overwhelming heat outside and the relaxation is a delight in, either in a room inside the Melbourne Park, where there tandilense seeks to discover everything that is happening. Although cost assimilate. "Not yet, I realized where I arrived: everything happens very fast. I do not think in the position I am today or in the things I did last year, just think about today, tomorrow. I will realize everything when I got back to my house, when my friends. It's very long way, "says the man who is referred to as Spanish as required. "I notice a lot in Rafa (Nadal, the best in the world), in his humility. If he says he has many things to improve and is the number 1, I imagine. I need to improve these three things. It came to my limit, "he says. Convinced decided.

"I would like to continue, I am on the right track," the man who launched tennis is an essential part of his life. Not the only one, of course.

01-25-2009, 02:15 AM
oh Kai
thanks very much~~~

01-25-2009, 02:35 AM

01-25-2009, 03:02 AM
Juan :yeah:

I try it my best, sorry if there are some mistakes :S

Thank you once again, kai. :hug:

01-25-2009, 04:10 AM

Del Potro first man into quarters

Sunday 25 January 2009
By Amy Blake


Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina is the first man through to the quarterfinals of Australian Open 2009 following a convincing 5-7 6-4 6-3 6-2 win over Marin Cilic of Croatia.

In a match dominated by big hits and serves, it was a low unforced error count that helped the No.8 seed on the way to his first Melbourne Park quarterfinal appearance, and only his second in any Grand Slam event.

The youngest man in the top 10 at 20 years of age, Del Potro hit 27 winners and 45 unforced errors off his racquet, compared to Cilic, younger by five days, who amassed 64 unforced errors and 48 winners.

Cilic opened the match with an easy game, breezing through his serve without dropping a point and immediately pushed the Argentine on his return service game.

Although it was Del Potro who had the first opportunity to break in the third game, Cilic was the player to convert when, at 30-40 up in the sixth game, Del Potro sent a booming forehand wide.

Unhappy with being down, the Argentine forced Cilic into his own backhand mistake to break back and put the opener back on serve.

With opportunities aplenty for both players, it wasn’t until Cilic was leading at 6-5 with Del Potro serving that the Croatian collected a break and set point combination.

With his only double fault for the set, Del Potro gifted Cilic the opener.

During the second set, there was plenty of self-criticism from both sides of the net as easy forehand winners frequently sailed wide.

Cilic was finding easy winners every time he approached the net, so Del Potro took a leaf from his book and found the same success.

In the seventh game, Del Potro made the decisive move, running Cilic ragged and teaming his smooth backhand with some well-placed forehands to bring up his only break point for the set which, thanks to an unforced error off the Croat’s racquet, he had no trouble converting.

On his way to serving for a 6-4 second set score line, Del Potro did not drop a point.

The momentum was with the 20-year-old from Argentina as he moved into the third set

He survived four break point opportunities on serve during the fourth game to make his own break in the fifth and go 3-2 up on the back of some netted Cilic forehands.

To the Croatian’s credit, Cilic regrouped and used his big serve to keep in touch with his opponent before converting his only break point chance for the set to bring it back on serve going into the ninth game.

The world No.8 clearly wanted the third set advantage more and made all the right moves to leap to a two-sets-to-one lead.

The fourth set was routine for Del Potro, who dictated play and was the only one to present with a break point opportunity, while Cilic played desperate defense.

Del Potro broke in the fifth game with a net approach and again in the seventh before serving for the match, where he didn’t drop a point.

Del Potro will next meet world No.2 Roger Federer or No.20 seed Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.

Quick facts

The match lasted three hours and five minutes

Del Potro had eight aces and served at 67 per cent

Cilic had 64 unforced errors to the Argentine’s 45

The Croatian had 48 winners to Del Potro’s 27

Del Potro converted on six of his 10 break point chances, while Cilic capitalised on only three of his 10 chances

01-25-2009, 06:27 AM

Juan Martin Del Potro 25-01-09

Transcribed Interview

Q. A tough three sets, and then in the fourth you broke him open. What did you do in that fourth set that was different from the first three?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Well, the three sets was very tough for both. And in the fourth I broke his serve early, and then I won my serve easier. I think he was tired, or I don't know what happened with him in the fourth set. But the breaks was the key of that set.

Q. Are you happy with your form? How does it compare with the US Open quarterfinal of last year? Are you playing as well now as you were then?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Yeah, of course I'm happy. It's my first time in quarterfinals here in Australia, and I want to be in the semifinals. I know I will play against Berdych or Federer. It will be tough for me, but I can try to beat them.

Q. You went into today's match the favorite. Do you like being in that position going into a match?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: I don't care. Doesn't matter for me. I just play the game. Against Roger or Berdych, they will be the favorite. Nothing change for the game.

But always is good be in good shape or play against some players behind you.

01-25-2009, 09:07 AM
Thanks getta :)

now roger :scared: mom!! help!!

01-25-2009, 11:38 AM
:hatoff: to getting into the quarters. Both guys looked tired. Not expecting much against Federer but oh what a run it's been. He does have to work on some of his game but having watched him now for about 2 years he has improved so much :yeah:

01-25-2009, 05:24 PM

Frescura dentro y fuera de la cancha
Juan Martín Del Potro dijo que su entrenador Franco Davin hizo "magia", elogió a los "Cuatro Magníficos" y confesó que le gustaría ser como Martín Palermo en Boca

Festeja como Riquelme, pero quiere ser como Palermo

MELBOURNE -- Con 20 años el argentino Juan Martín del Potro es el más joven cuartofinalista en esta edición del Abierto de Australia, un torneo al que ha llegado en forma tras vencer en Auckland recientemente y donde sigue mostrando humildad, a pesar de acercarse cada vez mas a los "Cuatro Magníficos".

En una entrevista concedida a EFE, Del Potro dice que todo es producto de la "magia" que ha hecho con él su entrenador Franco Davin. Añora virtudes de Nadal, quien siempre está en su boca aunque no se le pregunte por él, Federer, Murray y Djokovic, y asegura que dejaría de jugar un torneo si le dieran la oportunidad de sustituir a su amigo Martín Palermo en la delantera de su amado Boca Juniors.

- En estos momentos, ¿qué es lo que más ilusión le hace después de lograr por segunda vez unos cuartos de final en un Grand Slam?
- Ahora estoy muy feliz por ser el más joven y estar viviendo un lindo momento, aunque para mí siguen siendo cosas nuevas. Me va a tocar enfrentarme a Federer y quizás como contra Rafa no podré jugar tanto, porque tendré a un crack enfrente y habrá mucha admiración por mi lado, pero voy a tratar de estar a la altura de las circunstancias y hacer lo imposible.

- Cuando se gana y se alcanzan objetivos, ¿se piensa en alguien en concreto?
- Pienso mucho en mis amigos, en mi familia y en mi hermana que me ve desde el cielo y sé que me ayuda, y también en mi equipo de trabajo que están ahí día a día, que disfrutan, que se ponen mal. Somos tres o cuatro personas que compartimos muchas cosas y también lo hago por ellos, porque compruebo que dentro de la cancha están sintiendo el partido igual que yo, y eso me gusta. Por eso, por una cuestión de respeto hay que entregar todo dentro de la pista, por mí, por ellos y por todos los que me están viendo.

- ¿Qué ha hecho su entrenador Franco Davin para transformarle y situarle entre los ocho primeros del mundo?
- Hizo magia (risas). La verdad es que no lo sé. Es una persona muy centrada, muy simple y que sabe muy bien lo que quiere, y por más que venga una persona y le diga algo, no cambia su forma de pensar, y eso me lo transmite a mí. Él es muy seguro de sí mismo y esa seguridad la siento y me la transmite, y eso es fundamental cuando se está a estos niveles. Evidentemente con trabajo también, pero además hay que tener humildad y sacrificio para poder lograr las cosas.

- Perder la final de la Copa Davis contra España ¿le dejó un gusto amargo o ha servido como lección?
- A todos los argentinos nos quedó algo amargo pero hay que aprender del equipo español por la forma en que nos ganaron, la forma que actuaron como equipo. Cuando las cosas no se dan no se puede ganar. España tenía todo para ganar la Copa Davis y por eso la ganaron. Debemos aprender de ellos y tratar de seguir mejorando para ganarla algún día. A mi me sirvió de mucho porque yo soy muy joven, y si me toca otra situación de esas, la manejaría diferente. En Argentina se crearon muchas expectativas y a nosotros se nos sacó un poco de lo que es lo nuestro, que es entrar a jugar al tenis dentro de la cancha. Pero de todo lo malo siempre algo bueno hay, y hay cosas positivas y negativas de esta final para aprender.

- Y después llega Modesto 'Tito' Vázquez, como capitán de Copa Davis de Argentina. ¿Qué impresión le transmite?
- Es un señor y tiene mucha experiencia. Yo no lo conozco mucho pero sé que es una gran persona, que tiene las cosas muy claras que tiene sus objetivos, y a mí como jugador lo único que me toca es darle mi apoyo, mi confianza y saber que si él me necesita yo siempre voy a estar.

- Usted siempre habla de los Cuatro Magníficos, pero si pudiera tomar algo de cada uno de ellos, ¿qué sería?
- De Rafa la actitud y la mentalidad ganadora. De Roger el estilo, de Murray la inteligencia dentro de la cancha y de Djokovic quizás el físico, la flexibilidad y el carisma. De mí, si agarran algo mío, se irán para atrás. Yo soy muy tranquilo fuera de la cancha y dentro de ella también, quizás eso es lo mejor que tengo. Por momentos me ha impresionado lo que he hecho, pero soy consciente de que trabajando las cosas llegan tarde o temprano y no me relajo, no me siento satisfecho con lo que conseguí. Siempre busco más y trato de ir aprendiendo. Todavía soy muy joven y trato de aprender y después de seguir creciendo como jugador y como persona, y de achicar las diferencias que hay con los Cuatro Magníficos.

- En Argentina los jugadores siguen saliendo, pero no sucede lo mismo con las chicas. Gisela Dulko es la única. ¿Qué sucede con ellas, les falta motivación o alguien en quien mirarse?
- No sé qué pasa con las mujeres. Hay una sola, sí, pero es la más linda (risas). Es difícil decirlo porque Argentina tuvo a Gabriela Sabatini que fue un crack, dentro y fuera de la cancha, después Paola Suárez, número uno en dobles y top ten en individuales, y es raro que no vengan jugadoras jóvenes, pero quizás tienen que pasar estos años y luego van a llegar. Ojalá, porque si no, si siempre son hombres, vamos a terminar todos juntos, y eso no es bueno.

- Adam Helfant ha sido nombrado nuevo presidente de la ATP, ¿qué le pediría usted como jugador?
- Que haga torneos más cerca de Argentina. A mí como están las cosas me gustan. Quizás te obligan a jugar ciertos torneos y en cierta época del año que no es muy favorable para mí, pero sí me gustaría que fuéramos más partícipes de las decisiones que ellos toman y que todos juntos tiremos para un mismo lado y tengamos los mismos objetivos.

- El nuevo sistema de puntuación de los torneos ¿cómo lo ve?
- Yo lo único que sé es que nos agregaron puntos. Creo que a los que están arriba no les favorece mucho y a los que están entre el 60 ó 70 creo que sí. Pero si hacen esos cambios por algo será. Supongo que han estudiado mucho el tema y debe ser a nuestro favor. Por ahí ver a Rafa con 13.000 puntos es imposible alcanzarlo, pero en definitiva lo importante es ganar los torneos y los puntos van a venir con eso.

- ¿Qué locura le gustaría hacer fuera del tenis?
- Ya la hice. Soy fanático de Boca Juniors y fui a la barra brava, a la 12, y me metí en la cancha. Todo eso fue una locura linda y un sueño que también cumplí.

- ¿Se cambiaría por un jugador de fútbol, su otra pasión?
- Me gustaría mucho si es de Boca, porque a mi el fútbol me encanta. No sé si dejaría completamente el tenis pero con que me dijeran, hoy te pongo a ti en lugar de Palermo, lo haría tranquilamente y dejaría de lado cualquier torneo.

- ¿Cómo vive la crisis global?
- Gracias a Dios el tenis no lo está sufriendo tanto. Pero trato de no pensar en la crisis que hay, ni en la plata, y solamente en jugar y divertirme cuando estoy en la cancha de tenis. Sé que estoy bien y que trato de ser feliz con lo que hago. No me fijo en el dinero.

01-25-2009, 06:17 PM
Hay veces que no entiendo nada.

01-25-2009, 09:52 PM
Sorry Roger but you got no chance against Delpo http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo169/safinafan/15_3_42.gif

01-25-2009, 11:45 PM
^^ :lol: too cute. Hope you are right;)

01-27-2009, 11:50 AM
:fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery::fiery::fiery::fiery:
:mad: I hate u Federer :armed:
I hope Roddick can kick your ass back to Basel :devil:
:fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery::fiery::fiery::fiery::fiery::fiery:

01-27-2009, 12:11 PM
:eek: Total anniliation. Honestly I did not think it would be so one sided.

01-27-2009, 12:31 PM
:fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery::fiery::fiery::fiery:
:mad: I hate u Federer :armed:
I hope Roddick can kick your ass back to Basel :devil:
:fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery::fiery::fiery::fiery::fiery::fiery:

Far from being a Federer fan, this sounded really mean. Revenge feelings not hidden there and wishing someone else to do the dirty job?

Strongly hope Juan works on his weaknesses and be able to "stab" Roger in the future.

01-27-2009, 01:00 PM
learn something from this match,juan

01-27-2009, 01:24 PM

Juan Martin Del Potro 27-01-09

Transcribed Interview

Q. Just tell us what happened.

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: You have to ask Roger what happened. I can't do nothing in the match. He play like No. 1 of the world, so that's it.

Q. Were you nervous at all when you entered the court?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: No, I just have a bad day. He's Roger Federer. If you don't be good, you lose.

Q. What did you think happened after the first set?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: I don't know. I don't have a good day. I play bad, but he do very good everything.

So I lost. Just I lost the match of tennis, and that's it.

Q. Do you feel like basically there's nothing you can do out there today?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: No. I cannot do nothing. He play, I don't know ‑‑ I talk to him. He play like No. 1 of the world. He has a good night. I have to improve to play against them.

01-27-2009, 02:58 PM
it ok :p QF now.. home and then SAPopen :)

01-27-2009, 05:13 PM

Lo que hoy hizo Federer con Del Potro hará a algunos replantearse muchas cosas: menudo festival de tenis del ex número uno del mundo. Al nº 8 del ranking ATP, futuro y presente del tenis mundial, lo zarandeó como a un muñeco de trapo hasta convertirlo en un mero espectador... al que le faltó aplaudir, porque resignado si que estaba. No es que Roger jugara bien, es que volvió a ser aquel tenista intratable que dominó con mano de hierro el circuito durante más de tres largos años.

Los prolegómenos del partido nos auguraban un duelo parejo, pero el tenista helvético tenía otros planes. El partido arrancó con el jugador suizo rompiendo el saque de su rival a las primeras de cambio: antesala de lo que estaba por llegar. Fue un monólogo: saque, volea, derecha, revés cruzado, dejada o lo que fuese; a Roger le salió todo y a Juan Martín nada. En honor a la verdad el jugador argentino dejó una triste imagen: le faltó pundonor para, por lo menos, morir matando. Quedó claro que argumentos tenísticos no tenía, pero aceptó la humillación con demasiada calma y sumisión.

El partido duró apenas una hora y 20 minutos en los que Federer ejecutó doce saques directos, 38 winners y nueve errores no forzados. Del Potro hizo ocho puntos en todo el segundo set y tres en el tercero, y no gozó ni de una bola de rotura en todo el partido. "Es Federer como número uno. No he tenido opción, no he hecho nada". "Federer me dijo 'te felicito por tu torneo' y a mí me daban ganas de matarle, pero ya pasó, no le he podido hacer frente, el resultado está ahí". "Le he visto tan perfecto, que creo que va directo a la final y que sólo Rafa podrá hacerle frente", explicó Del Potro al final del partido. Poco bagaje para un jugador llamado a ser uno de los nombres propios del circuito en los años venideros. En su haber hay que añadir que enfrente tenía a Roger Federer, y eso son siempre palabras mayores.

"Federer me dijo 'te felicito por tu torneo' y a mí me daban ganas de matarle", pero ya pasó, explicó Del Potro.

"Federer told me 'congratulate you on your tremendous success here' and this gave me desire to kill him", said Del Potro :devil:


01-27-2009, 07:16 PM
- Cuando se gana y se alcanzan objetivos, ¿se piensa en alguien en concreto?
- Pienso mucho en mis amigos, en mi familia y en mi hermana que me ve desde el cielo y sé que me ayuda,

It lost one of his sisters??:confused:

01-27-2009, 07:34 PM
"Federer told me 'congratulate you on your tremendous success here' and this gave me desire to kill him", said Del Potro :devil:

Olvidaste decir que Juan dijo también: "En fin, ya todo eso pasó." ;)

01-28-2009, 01:21 AM
pobre de JuanMa, he was unable to do anything vs. Rogi in those last two sets but he's young and full of promise -- he has great respect for Rogi and will continue to do better in slams -- QFs at USO08 and AO09, not a bad start at all!

hope to see him play Montreal this summer -- it was nice to see him in Basel last year, reaching SF! ;)

01-28-2009, 06:36 AM
- Cuando se gana y se alcanzan objetivos, ¿se piensa en alguien en concreto?
- Pienso mucho en mis amigos, en mi familia y en mi hermana que me ve desde el cielo y sé que me ayuda,

It lost one of his sisters??:confused:

yes.his elder sister died in an accident:sad:

01-28-2009, 10:47 PM
I did not know that? Do you know what happened? Sad.

01-28-2009, 11:20 PM
I didn't know that either. I just googled it and found the following article:

Interesting info on Juan's personal life. Unfortunately, I don't have time to translate it now.

Among other things:

"... Ostenta nervios de acero, pero se apoya en Dios cada vez que entra a la cancha, y se persigna pensando en su hermana mayor, Guadalupe, que murió en un accidente de tránsito a los 4 años, cuando él tenía 2. “Me cuida desde arriba cada vez que juego”, confesó a NEWSWEEK con lágrimas en los ojos, hace unos días, en París. Y no habla más del tema. Nadie en su familia lo hace, aunque los Del Potro están convencidos de que buena parte del talento y la suerte de Juan Martín tiene que ver con cierto legado, una ayuda extra que nunca lo abandona..."

Juan's sister, Guadelupe, was killed in car accident when she was 4. Juan was 2 at the time. He prefers not to speak about it, always with tears in his eyes... None of his family speaks about it (in public, I guess...). Anyway, Juan is always thinking of Guadelupe when he enters the court to compete... he's convinced that a big part of his talent and his luck is due to that..

01-29-2009, 12:29 AM
Thanks for the info Getta. Very sad. As a parent I can not imagine anything more painful. Even if one is not a parent how hard to bury a child.

01-29-2009, 12:48 AM
How sad!

01-30-2009, 02:12 AM
Juan will not play the DC first Round..
because he will do the hard court tournaments.. :)

01-30-2009, 06:25 AM
Juan will not play the DC first Round..
because he will do the hard court tournaments.. :)

He made a good decision choosing that. :yeah:

01-30-2009, 03:03 PM
Juan will not play the DC first Round..
because he will do the hard court tournaments.. :)


01-30-2009, 03:49 PM
A Davis Cup tie at home against the Netherlands is a perfect opportunity for other guys to step in. Edu Schwank, for example. Juan's personal ambitions are wrongly being called into question. Tennis is individual sport after all.

I am not surprised that Juan showed a mature ability to prioritise tasks.

02-04-2009, 11:44 PM
I think he's a little traumatized by his last DC participation :sad:

02-05-2009, 01:46 AM
not play DC,he will have enough time to prepare ATP1000
hope he has good luck

02-07-2009, 08:38 AM

Main Draw

ROCHUS, Christophe BEL v (7) KUNITSYN, Igor RUS

CANAS, Guillermo ARG v GUCCIONE, Chris AUS

SPADEA, Vincent USA v (3) BLAKE, James USA

(5) FISH, Mardy USA v HEWITT, Lleyton AUS

02-07-2009, 12:06 PM
Not a bad draw at all.

02-07-2009, 12:23 PM
yes~~~good luck in San Jose

02-07-2009, 05:16 PM
Girls ;) we will have livestream on the official website :bounce:

Edit: be should pay for it :sad:

02-11-2009, 02:01 AM
Del potro vs Stoppin court C. Not before 7pm
and then with cañas vs Querrey/Cerretani

02-11-2009, 02:07 AM
he will play tomorrow~~~
good luck

02-11-2009, 07:20 PM
someone knows a livestream (free) for San Jose?

02-12-2009, 02:44 AM
there is not a free livestream :p

02-12-2009, 07:33 PM
7-6/5 7-6/5 :woohoo:

next nishikori :p

02-13-2009, 04:00 AM
next round juan will face fish

02-13-2009, 06:30 AM

what a match.. vs nishikori XD
i remember the US. and now this.. results
totally juan is in better shape :worship:

02-13-2009, 04:43 PM
Then IW and Miami as he is not playing DC.

02-14-2009, 05:13 AM
:ras: he lost vs fish

02-14-2009, 05:35 AM
he will face canas in Memphis in R1

02-14-2009, 02:43 PM
In the first round of DC this year, Delpo,Acasuso,Calleri and Cañas, all of them refused to play. I don't think it's just coincidence. They're really traumatized by their last DC participation. Poor Delpo!

Forget it and go further!

¡Vamos Juanito!

02-14-2009, 06:06 PM

HAAS, Tommy GER vs [8] QUERREY, Sam USA

[3] BLAKE, James USA vs HEWITT, Lleyton AUS
[WC] YOUNG, Donald USA vs ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
LU, Yen-Hsun TPE vs [7] FISH, Mardy USA

SERRA, Florent FRA vs [4] SODERLING, Robin SWE

GULBIS, Ernests LAT vs DENT, Taylor USA
CANAS, Guillermo ARG vs [2] DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG

02-14-2009, 07:29 PM
In the first round of DC this year, Delpo,Acasuso,Calleri and Cañas, all of them refused to play. I don't think it's just coincidence. They're really traumatized by their last DC participation. Poor Delpo!

Forget it and go further!

¡Vamos Juanito!

WTF* Delpo is not playing beacuse he is doing hard court tournaments that period :rolleyes:.
Calleri sayd than he is over with DC, is time to enjoy the tournaments and his family.
and acasuso and cañas they never said than they will not play :p

02-14-2009, 11:01 PM
Again, all the work to Nalband!!!

02-15-2009, 03:03 AM
WTF* Delpo is not playing beacuse he is doing hard court tournaments that period :rolleyes:.
Calleri sayd than he is over with DC, is time to enjoy the tournaments and his family.
and acasuso and cañas they never said than they will not play :p

Copa Davis: estará Nalbandian, pero no Del Potro ni Acasuso
El misionero Acasuso (41), en tanto, anunció ayer desde Brasil que este año dará prioridad a su calendario en el circuito de la ATP, tras haber comenzado un nuevo ciclo bajo la conducción de un entrenador respetado en el circuito como lo es el ex tenista argentino Gabriel Markus.

El misionero, que tuvo un muy buen arranque de año --una final y una semi sobre polvo de ladrillo--, dejó una certeza: no jugará la Copa Davis durante 2009.

Es que antes ya se habían bajado Agustín Calleri y Guillermo Cañas.

All of them said "no" to DC first round. And now there is David, Pico, Edu, Chela and Arnold... Of course never mind, maybe the media lied again?

02-15-2009, 03:18 AM
All of them said "no" to DC first round. And now there is David, Pico, Edu, Chela and Arnold... Of course never mind, maybe the media lied again?

David, Pico, Edu, Chela and Arnold is a very strong Davis Cup team.

They don't need Juan Martín del Potro.

Do you have a problem with that?

02-15-2009, 03:20 AM
Juan's decision not to play the DC tie against the Netherlands made me very happy. :)

02-15-2009, 03:55 AM
David, Pico, Edu, Chela and Arnold is a very strong Davis Cup team.

They don't need Juan Martín del Potro.

Do you have a problem with that?

Totally agree with you.

Juan's decision not to play the DC tie against the Netherlands made me very happy. :)
Made me very happy, too.:)

02-18-2009, 01:15 AM
Well he is presently playing Canas in Memphis. Hope he can serve to get to a TB in the second set.
:yeah: 6-3 7-6

02-18-2009, 02:33 AM
Good job, Juan. :yeah:

02-18-2009, 02:57 AM
Solid win. He can make up a lot of ground over the next few months, hope his form holds up.

02-18-2009, 05:21 AM

02-19-2009, 07:28 PM
Juan beat Gulbis 6-3 6-4. :yeah:

Radek Stepanek is next.

02-19-2009, 08:08 PM
Oh please take out the man who does the worm

02-20-2009, 10:05 AM
Good Boy! Vamos Juan!

02-20-2009, 10:46 PM
:sad: 76*7 64

02-21-2009, 12:10 AM
Had a feeling Stepa would win this. Too bad as I wanted to see JM and Sela play against each other again :p

03-10-2009, 09:35 PM
Indian Wells

Juan's quarter:

(1) NADAL, Rafael ESP/BYE


(WC) ISNER, John USA v ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
MASSU, Nicolas CHI v SCHWANK, Eduardo ARG
BYE/(24) SAFIN, Marat RUS

(30) MELZER, Jurgen AUT/BYE
BYE/(6) DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG

03-10-2009, 10:00 PM
Cool draw :p

03-12-2009, 03:56 AM
(7) Jeff Coetzee (RSA)/Wesley Moodie (RSA) VS Michael Llodra (FRA)/Radek Stepanek (CZE)
Mardy Fish (USA)/Andy Roddick (USA) VS Jeremy Chardy (FRA)/Gilles Simon (FRA)
Simon Aspelin (SWE)/Jamie Murray (GBR) VS Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)/David Nalbandian (ARG)
Julian Knowle (AUT)/Jurgen Melzer (AUT) VS (4) Lukas Dlouhy (cze)/Leander Paes (IND)

03-12-2009, 03:57 AM
i like it~~~

03-12-2009, 06:57 AM
Nice to see Juan and David playing doubles together.

03-12-2009, 09:12 PM
:lol: let see how will be that team :p

03-14-2009, 07:02 AM
:lol: let see how will be that team :p

poor Nalby *lol*

i'm afraid Juan's finding new place to bash his racquet :devil:

and this time will not be on the court surface :smash:


*lol* just joking , Juan's very lovely little boy :angel:

ps. really wanna see them hugging after the match

03-14-2009, 07:08 AM
ariticle from tennis.com


- David Nalbandian and Juan Martin del Potro are playing doubles together,
a move being seen as an attempt to patch up differences
following last year's fractious loss in the Davis Cup final.

Luis Lobo, Davis Nalbandian's new coach, is friendly with del Potro's coach,
Franco Davin and said last week, 'Both Franco and I have the objective to bring together
a relationship [between Nalbandian and del Potro] that is not as bad as people say.'

According to La Nacion, the two players and their coaches happened to be on the same flight
while travelling to Indian Wells and made the decision to play together during the trip.


03-14-2009, 08:35 AM
ps. really wanna see them hugging after the match
I can hardly wait.:bounce:

03-16-2009, 11:23 PM
Nice to see them play together and win;)

03-19-2009, 03:13 AM
deff isner :rocker2: 7-6/7-6

03-19-2009, 03:48 AM
now wait for nalby/nadal~~~~
hope to see it

03-19-2009, 01:56 PM
Rafa was too strong, saving 5 MP and returned to win

i really cant wait to see the next round match!!!

03-21-2009, 02:12 AM
what's wrong about juan's right arm

03-21-2009, 09:07 AM
Juan did a good match, and he broke Rafa's game in set 2 , he did it great, nothing to be sad

i'm now worrying about his right wrist, had noticed that white band wrapping around his wrist since the match with Isner,
he walked into the court with it, but showed no signs of pain during the match, or i just missed it??

anyway, it really broke my heart seeing him with that terrible pain on his face in the first set with Rafa :crying2:

does anyone got the lastest news about his injury???? i am dying to know

hope it's just temporary

03-23-2009, 08:01 PM

Juan's quarter:

(1) Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs BYE
Simone Bolelli (ITA) vs Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS)
QUALIFIER vs Mischa Zverev (GER)
BYE vs (26) Ivo Karlovic (CRO)

(20) Igor Andreev (RUS) vs BYE
Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) vs Eduardo Schwank (ARG)
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs Andreas Seppi (ITA)
BYE vs (16) Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)

(11) David Ferrer (ESP) vs BYE
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) vs QUALIFIER
QUALIFIER vs Steve Darcis (BEL)
BYE vs (17) Marin Cilic (CRO)

(16) Jurgen Melzer (AUT) vs BYE
Jose Acasuso (ARG) vs Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
Potito Starace (ITA) vs Martin Vassallo Arguello (ARG)
BYE vs (6) Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)

03-23-2009, 08:06 PM
nice draw for juan ;)

03-24-2009, 01:32 AM
hope to chanllege nadal again

03-29-2009, 09:11 AM
dude he won vs martin :U

03-29-2009, 09:28 AM
next round Tipsarevic

03-30-2009, 09:33 AM
Finally a good schedule for me :worship: It's like aaaages ago since I saw him playing :dance:

03-30-2009, 04:32 PM
Impressive win. Vamos Juan!

03-30-2009, 08:04 PM
So so steady this guy :yeah:

03-31-2009, 10:12 PM
juan won 6-3/6-2 XD now nadal :scared:

04-01-2009, 11:28 AM
i could only say that now Rafa is not in his best performance
here in Miami he made a lot of UE and mistakes

he even made the DF when it was the Break Point !!! that's very uncommon to see from Rafa

04-02-2009, 11:18 PM
i'm too happy
juan is so good boy~~

04-02-2009, 11:40 PM

04-02-2009, 11:56 PM
Now some "serius" comment XD..

he played pretty good..
hard balls from the back and his voley was better than rafa's :rolleyes:.. and he didnt give up ;)
well and rafa.. come onee.. to much faults.. he was trying to play delpo's backhand and couldnt reach it..

¬¬ so bad i coudnt record it .. torrent here we go XD

04-03-2009, 12:06 AM
Yay! I'm so happy about this win. :woohoo:

04-03-2009, 03:51 AM
An interview with:
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. What do you think was the difference today for you? You've never beaten him before, never taken a set off him, I don't think. Why today do you think it turned?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Because always I was keep going and keep trying. I beat him with my mind and with my game. When we played long points, I was dominating every time, so that was the key of the last set, of the tiebreak.
But I beat for first time.

Q. Did you come into this match thinking differently about him, or did you just come in the middle of the match and you realized you had a chance?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: No. I know him since 12 years. We play many times. Sometimes I can play good and sometimes bad, but today I did everything. I served very good, and with my forehand with big confidence.
To beat Rafa, you have to be in good shape and every part of your game, and today I did a great job.

Q. Did it feel like Buenos Aires out there, and how much did that help you?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Yeah, a lot. There are many Argentinians and Latina, they all support me a lot. They help me too much for this victory.

Q. Rafa did not think that you played unbelievably good. He didn't think it was one of your better matches. He thought he really played terribly? How would you categorize your play tonight?

I played unbelievable. I beat the No. 1 of the world. If you don't play unbelievable, you cannot beat him. I'm happy, but tomorrow I will play again, so I have to think in the next match.

Q. It looked like when you were down 2-3 in the tiebreak that you got aggressive and you took the match to him. Did you feel that way?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Well, I have a little bit lucky in the tiebreak. But I fight like three hours to be in the tiebreak, so five more points will be to decide to the match, and I was trying until the final. That's was the big thing of the match.

Q. You're down 3-0 at the beginning of the third, two breaks. What are you thinking right then?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Well, I start to enjoy the match, the people, the crowds, the quarterfinals. And I start to play more relaxes and more aggressive, too.
Then the match going different. I broke his serve in 3-0, and then 3-2. When I was 5-4, I say, Now I can beat him. That's was a big difference in my mind.

Q. Even when you had three match points and you had the forehand set up, even when you missed that, you still believed?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Yeah. Because Rafa did two aces, and then I have my opportunity with my forehand. But sometimes go in and sometimes no. The important is I was fighting until the final, and now I'm happy for the victory.

Q. Is this the biggest moment of your career?


Q. How about a win on Sunday? Would that be better?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: It would be better, but I have to play tomorrow.


04-04-2009, 01:43 AM
F#@&*% Murray :devil:

04-11-2009, 04:23 PM
Montecarlo + Rome + Madrid + Dusseldorf + Roland Garros

04-11-2009, 05:18 PM
has anyone seen Monte-Carlo draw yet?

tough for Juan , if he could reach the QF he'll probably meet Rafa

again!!! :mad:

Guy Haines
04-11-2009, 09:07 PM
Hello everyone. I've been talking up Juan Martin's clay game too much on General Messages. ;)

It's a shame that Juan has Rafa so early in his draw. Though should they meet, I expect some great hitting, maybe the best of the tournament. And it could prove to be a very good experience for Juan at the start of the clay season. After playing rafa, he'd know what level to strive toward, all the way through to Roland Garros. If he holds his own somewhat, he can be very confident.

When I first saw Juan play a few years ago, I didn't see why he was so highly touted, other than his great height. His serve was very weak esp considering how tall he was, he hit too flatly from the baseline, and seemed to have little idea how to construct points. My opinion didn't change much through spring clay season of last year.

But when I saw him beat Roddick at one of the US summer hard court tournaments and then play other matches around that time, my opinion of his game and talent changed a great deal. He was hitting with more spin, but also really pure -- the sound of his shots reminded me a little of Safin in that regard. He was much more consistent and powerful, and it was obvious he was trying new things out (at net) in order to learn and develop.

When he really made an impression on me though, was the Davis Cup tie against Russia. Outside of Nadal, that was the best clay court playing I saw last year. He had Davydenko on a string. While Kolya was struggling at the time, he's a top clay player who has been to the semis at RG and given Nadal some of his biggest scares on clay.

Considering Juan's winning ways really began on clay last year (in a way that then helped his hard court confidence), considering his form in that win over Davydenko, and considering his good tournament in Miami, he could have a truly great clay season. I hope he does. :D

04-11-2009, 10:09 PM
Monte carlo.. he is on rafa's side :ras:
R2 the winner of.. ljubicic or Q..

Guy Haines
04-12-2009, 02:39 AM
has anyone seen Monte-Carlo draw yet?

tough for Juan , if he could reach the QF he'll probably meet Rafa

again!!! :mad:

You have immaculate taste in players and I completely agree with your smilies/emoticons for them. :D

04-12-2009, 02:08 PM
Hey Guy :wavey: Nice to see you here;)

I started watching JMDP in late 2006. Thought he had lots of potential but then all those injuries ( especially the back) seemed to put off his improvement. That said I think the time off for healing did him a world of good. At the moment he still needs to improve his volleys and his on court thinking but I was quite excited to see him win over Rafa even if Rafa did not play his best. Confidence and mental health are as much a component of the game as strokes.

04-14-2009, 04:01 PM
You have immaculate taste in players and I completely agree with your smilies/emoticons for them. :D


nice to see you too, cobalt60 :D

Juan's still carrying an injury on his right arm and wrist , i feel worry about that

btw, from today's results, i'm staring to think anything could happen in MC

the Frenchmen really shocked me, Gael was out and then was Gillou turn
who ever thought of that !!

04-14-2009, 04:49 PM
the Frenchmen really shocked me, Gael was out and then was Gillou turn
who ever thought of that !!

I wasnt expecting them to go out today!!:eek:

Anyone know when Juan's first match is goin to be this week?

04-16-2009, 02:40 AM
er,he need more time to adapt to the clay season
does he have chance to ask for a WC of barcelona

04-16-2009, 10:35 AM
:crying2: :crying2: :crying2: :crying2:


04-20-2009, 12:52 PM
Juan's not going to play in Barcelona,
i wonder where he is and what he plans to do around the week

somebody got any news???

miss him :tears:

04-20-2009, 07:04 PM
He is in baires :p

04-20-2009, 11:12 PM
Resting :yeah:

04-21-2009, 01:23 AM
he back home?

04-22-2009, 06:12 PM
waiting to see him in Rome :clap2:

04-26-2009, 09:25 AM
R1 bye :p R2 .. hanescu or Troicki :nerner:

04-26-2009, 10:01 AM
Today Juan will play the exhibition match "INSIEME PER FEDERICO"
for the foundation of Federico (the Italian tennis player who was gone) i dont know much in details

here's the order of play

:wavey: :wavey: :wavey:



Starting at 13:00
Fabio Fognini vs Feliciano Lopez

Andreas Seppi vs Novak Djokovic

Simone Bolelli vs Andy Murray

Potito Starace vs Roger Federer


Starting at 14:00
Daniele Bracciali vs Tommy Robredo

Filippo Volandri vs Marat Safin

Flavio Cipolla vs Juan Martin Del Potro :hearts:

04-27-2009, 05:52 AM
The Results

:yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Fognini 6-4 Lopez

Djokovic 6-4 Seppi

Bracciali 6-1 Robredo

Murray 6-3 Bolelli

Volandri 6-4 Safin

Federer 7-5 Starace

Del Potro :kiss: 6-4 Cipolla

04-29-2009, 09:55 PM
Juan defeated Viktor Troicki 6-3 1-6 6-3.

He will face Stani in the third round.

04-30-2009, 02:15 AM
tough match
i think juan is not in his good form........

04-30-2009, 03:43 AM
ouuu I think the same, is taking to long to adapt to the clay :S

04-30-2009, 04:34 PM
Juan won in 3 Again.. :woohoo:

05-01-2009, 10:53 AM

05-01-2009, 04:57 PM
Nole def delpo 6-3/6-4 :ras:

05-01-2009, 05:36 PM
Delpo still has a lot of room for development, both technically and strategically.

He is young and I think he will have a second "explosion" as a player at some point in the next years, and will compete a lot better against the top players.

Anyway, good week.

05-02-2009, 07:58 AM
Juan wasn't at his best against Nole, he looked very tired :hug:
had he got the illness or something? , or just the hard match with Wawrinka affected his performance :confused:

i saw him knocked his head with the fist, so angry with himself,
my poor boy :hug:

be cheering up Juan :bigclap: the next tournament is waiting!!

05-08-2009, 09:25 PM

Juan's quarter:

[5] DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG vs BYE

[16] ROBREDO, Tommy ESP vs KIEFER, Nicolas GER
BYE vs [4] MURRAY, Andy GBR

05-08-2009, 11:27 PM
Ooh some interesting match ups.

05-09-2009, 03:33 AM
:rocker2: VAMOS :p

05-12-2009, 02:00 PM
Today Juan will play doubles with Mardy Fish ;)
against Ferrer and Almagro

Single R2 :bigclap: he will meet Tomas Berdych

05-13-2009, 10:54 PM
doubles with fishy :yeah:

05-14-2009, 05:23 AM
delpo def berdych 6-2/4-1 RET :p

and in doubles they won 6-36-4 vs Fyrstenberg/Maykowski

05-14-2009, 05:53 AM
today with Stan again~~vamos

05-14-2009, 10:31 PM
very nice :yeah:

05-15-2009, 02:33 AM
4-6/6-4/6-4 take that stanislao :lol:

In doubles with mardy they won in 3 sets.. vs Huss/hutchins :p

05-15-2009, 02:55 AM
On "FueBuena (http://www.fuebuena.com.ar/?p=4458)" there is a funny note about the doubles match and there is an audio.. about Why delpo is playing doubles with mardy and not with marat.. :)

05-15-2009, 10:34 AM
On "FueBuena (http://www.fuebuena.com.ar/?p=4458)" there is a funny note about the doubles match and there is an audio.. about Why delpo is playing doubles with mardy and not with marat.. :)

is it in Spanish ?? :confused:

could you please write down the words he said to let us know what it's all about :worship:
in Spanish or English words would be fine either :D

i've never known that Juan had an idea of playing doubles with Marat :eek:

05-15-2009, 10:50 AM
it's in Spanish
oh Kai~~~can u translate it?

05-15-2009, 10:50 PM
good job~~~~~boy

05-15-2009, 11:32 PM
Vamos Juan !!! :bigclap:

nice for first win over Murray :p


but tomorrow will be tough

Juan will have to play 2 matches in a row, after a very late sleep tonight :(


05-15-2009, 11:36 PM

05-16-2009, 02:54 AM
:woohoo: take that Andy :nerner:

after madrid he will be in Düsseldorf with pico and machi :)

05-16-2009, 03:02 AM
Juan :yeah:

Clara Bow
05-16-2009, 03:25 AM
A belated woot! This win will be so good for his confidence. He is finally starting to beat players in the top four.

Too bad he has to play his singles right after his doubles. I would prefer that it was the other way.

05-16-2009, 06:39 AM
Too bad he has to play his singles right after his doubles. I would prefer that it was the other way.

You got it Clara :yeah:

they've changed the order of play, Juan will play singles first
and after suitable rest he'll be playing doubles with Fish

i wonder what time the matches will be finished :confused:
will he has enough time to rest and sleep if he pass through to the final


05-16-2009, 11:25 AM
The organizaters do not consider Delpo to be in the final at all.Though maybe they are right.:o

05-16-2009, 01:46 PM
The organizaters do not consider Delpo to be in the final at all.Though maybe they are right.:o

Actually just like they never considered Delpo to be in the semi before, then arranged the order of play, and later changed it...

05-16-2009, 08:42 PM
:(:( lost again................ :sad:

05-16-2009, 09:56 PM
Well GL in doubles then :yeah:

05-16-2009, 10:39 PM
it's in Spanish
oh Kai~~~can u translate it?

is it in Spanish ?? :confused:

could you please write down the words he said to let us know what it's all about :worship:
in Spanish or English words would be fine either :D

i've never known that Juan had an idea of playing doubles with Marat :eek:

A spanish guy asked to Juan Martin which feeling he has being behind the Big Four.. and he joke.. "Iam the 1° of the worst" (even in spanish sounds bad XD)

Then delpo was so happy than he said to the journalist from FueBuena "If he doesnt win the points, we are in the owen" (that means than if mardy dosent win the point they are so lost)

and then he explain why he didnt play with safin..
"He is a great friend (mardy) everyone likes him and we always sayd to play doubles together, we where in rome, and i was playing with Safin here (madrid) but he told me than he doesnt feel good, so mardy was near us training and he listened, and he said "let's play together".. "ok" and the true is than he is a great partner and i enjoy playing with him. "

05-16-2009, 11:00 PM
:hug: kai,thank you so much!

05-16-2009, 11:04 PM
Well GL in doubles then :yeah:
Lost all :o


05-17-2009, 12:01 AM
Kai, thank you so much for the translation.

05-17-2009, 12:02 AM
:hug: kai,thank you so much!

Uare welcome :)..

:ras: well 2 SF :p .. now ARAG :rocker: vamos argentina XD

05-17-2009, 06:54 AM
hiahia~~thanks Kai~~~~
i wanna to see he play doubles with Safin~~~
but of course Fish is a so good partner

good luck in DÜSSELDORF,boy~~~

05-17-2009, 09:13 AM
thank you kai :worship:

it's very nice to have you around here :p spanish is something i never get used to

Fish's a very good partner , no doubt about that ;)
i still remember Juan and Nalby lost to Fish and Roddick in Indian wells doubles QF ,
and Fish/Roddick got the titles, right?

Juan lost to Federer again :sad:, but he keeps getting better
hope that someday in the near future he'll be able to break his zero records against Federer
Vamos Juan :rocker2:

05-17-2009, 12:18 PM
next up , Dusseldorf ;)



05-18-2009, 05:43 AM
Does Juan withdraw Dusseldorf??


05-18-2009, 08:22 AM
perhaps he will play doubles with Pico?

05-18-2009, 11:21 PM
Edit: He played doubles :lol:

05-19-2009, 01:34 AM
lost~~~but very exciting~~~~

05-19-2009, 09:43 AM
they really had a chance to win

you did a great work Juan, dont regret :yeah:


today's order of play , Juan will play against Seppi


05-19-2009, 03:22 PM
Juan won 6-3, 6-4 :yeah:

05-20-2009, 05:20 AM
Today's OP


will Juan play doubles ???

05-22-2009, 12:26 PM
Roland Garros

Juan's quarter:

[5] DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG v LLODRA, Michael FRA
TROICKI, Viktor SRB v [Q]
[Q] v [25] ANDREEV, Igor RUS

[21] TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS v CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA
SANTORO, Fabrice FRA v ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
BENNETEAU, Julien FRA v [9] TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA

[16] ROBREDO, Tommy ESP v [WC] MANNARINO, Adrian FRA
GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP v SEPPI, Andreas ITA
GONZALEZ, Maximo ARG v [22] FISH, Mardy USA

[29] KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER v [WC] TOMIC, Bernard AUS
DABUL, Brian ARG v [Q]

05-22-2009, 01:03 PM
good luck,Juan~~~~~

05-22-2009, 08:42 PM

05-23-2009, 02:06 PM
Vamos Juan! :rocker2:

05-23-2009, 04:04 PM
Not a bad draw at all :rocker2:

05-23-2009, 06:18 PM
:bounce:After Rafa and Murray, Delpo has real chances against Nole.
Good luck in Paris Delpoooooooooo!!!!
We're cheering you all the way to victory!!!!

05-24-2009, 04:25 AM
Vamos Juan , Nole is waiting !!!! :bigclap:

updated draw here


Fabio Fognini was Q to Juan draw :( i dont like this
i saw how he played on clay recently , he's a terrific one for Q but not so consistent
he defeated Cilic and Berdych in Monte-Carlo ,
and had a chance to defeat Murray after being lead 5-0 the first set :rolleyes:

i watched ARAG World Team Cup , Juan Monaco's having a left wrist injury
will that affect him in Roland Garros??

05-27-2009, 02:01 PM
Im just curious, i just checked all those 3 grasscourt tournaments before Wimbledon and del Potro was not any of those tournaments entry list, is he gonna pull off late entry?

05-27-2009, 03:44 PM
U are right not tournaments for delpo..
He needs to get a rest :p

05-28-2009, 02:09 AM
U are right not tournaments for delpo..
He needs to get a rest :p

Is he crazy? :scared:

05-28-2009, 11:36 PM
Is he crazy? :scared:

He is argie ;)

05-28-2009, 11:41 PM
R1 [5] Juan Martín Del Potro (ARG) a Michael Llodra (FRA) 6-3/6-3/6-1
R2 [5] Juan Martín Del Potro (ARG) a Viktor Troicki (SRB) 6-3/7-5/6-0
R3 [5] Juan Martín Del Potro (ARG) vs [25] Igor Andreev (RUS)

05-29-2009, 02:46 AM
Pretty sure he will ask a wildcard for Queens.

05-29-2009, 04:08 PM
vamos Juan

05-30-2009, 03:23 AM
Pretty sure he will ask a wildcard for Queens.

i'm praying for that

05-30-2009, 05:56 PM
Interview after the match (video on the website):


J. DEL POTRO/I.Andreev

6‑4, 7‑5, 6‑4

An interview with:


THE MODERATOR: Questions in Spanish.

Q. As we go further in the tournament, the matches are getting more difficult, I guess. What happened today? You were not very comfortable on the court. Was it the wind? Your opponent?

JUAN MARTÍN DEL POTRO: Well, a bit of everything. And it was my opponent mostly. I was not very comfortable during 80% of my match, and then the court. I didn't feel very comfortable, either. It was very dry, very fast. He is a very hard hitter. He hits his ball very hard, and sometimes it's difficult to return.

Then, you know, I managed the important moments well, and during the ‑‑ at 5‑All in the second set and also in the first set, by the way. So I suffered, it's true, but I went through.

Q. Talking about the court, what happened in the first set?

JUAN MARTÍN DEL POTRO: Well, I realized when I walked on the court,I realized that the court was very dry, very dry. So I asked them to water the court in the first set. They said no. Then I asked them to water the court a second time during the second set, and they did, but then there was wind. So it wasn't perfect.

Then my serve was not all that good, but, you know, at important moments when I had this break point against me, I managed to serve an ace. I also saved match points and I managed to win the match on my first serve.

Q. You are now going to play Tsonga, so this must be very important for you.

JUAN MARTÍN DEL POTRO: Yes. This is going to be a very difficult match. I'll play on the central court, and he plays very well indeed. He won in Monaco,a very high level match, so that helped him with his confidence level, and he played awfully well today. That was a very quick match for him, so I have to be careful on all points to go further in this tournament.

Q. So your next match is on the central court. You never played there, or maybe once, just once. Is it an advantage because Tsonga has always played his matches on the central court, and you played your matches on much smaller courts? Is it a positive or negative point for you?

JUAN MARTÍN DEL POTRO: Well, I'd like to have time to practice tomorrow to get some feelings about this court, you know. It's much bigger. You've got five meters behind you as compared to the smaller courts I played on so far. But I know I have to be very focused and to be very careful, because the entire crowd will be supporting him. That's for sure.

We're here in Paris. The crowd is going to support him, so I have to be focused, play my game, play my match, and not start thinking about other things which are not related to the match.

Q. Can you still have fun and pleasure playing at such a high level in the tournament, or do you stop having fun at one stage?

JUAN MARTÍN DEL POTRO: No, you always have fun when you play tennis,even after a third round in a Grand Slam. I mean, maybe today I didn't have that much fun because I was not feeling comfortable with the game of my opponent, but I love to have fun during the fourth round. I'll be playing on the central court against a French player who is a beautiful player, and, you know,all this is quite motivating. It helps you forget everything and just have fun and pleasure.

Q. Who's the favorite? No. 5 or the local player?

JUAN MARTÍN DEL POTRO: No, the local player.

05-30-2009, 07:30 PM
Thanks Getta :D

05-30-2009, 08:01 PM
Graciasss :)

05-30-2009, 10:28 PM
But again no need to get rush, there is time to made decision, last year he played Ordina open so thats probably the tournament where he is playing, but again only speculating, if some guy knows where he is playing next you can tell it here :P

05-30-2009, 11:05 PM
Actually there is a thread with the Schedule :p