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AO 2R: JMDP wins epic over Blake, 6-4 6-7 5-7 6-3 10-8

LocoPorElTenis
01-20-2010, 10:47 AM
The crowd got their money worth :D
Huge fighter this Del Potro :worship:

MIMIC
01-20-2010, 10:48 AM
Match of the tournament, easily.

TheBoiledEgg
01-20-2010, 10:48 AM
losing to Blake would have been bad enough but losing in 5 is humiliation of the highest degree :help: :rolleyes:
Del Pony that pathetic game serving for match@ 6-5 :o :o
got away with it..... no mistake 2nd time :bounce:

tealeaves
01-20-2010, 10:48 AM
I thought he was done when he got broken and gave Blake a 2*-0 lead.

L James
01-20-2010, 10:48 AM
Champion v Choker. NID.

Voo de Mar
01-20-2010, 10:49 AM
Typical Blake and his fivesets uselessness :o Del Potro proved he's the strongest mentally player in the world. Needed such a match to confirm it.

azinna
01-20-2010, 10:49 AM
Toughing it out...good to see

Kolya
01-20-2010, 10:49 AM
Blake and 5 sets don't go together.

oranges
01-20-2010, 10:49 AM
Blake played an epic game to rebreak at 5-6 in the decider, but fails to win a five-setter yet again.

Guga_fan
01-20-2010, 10:49 AM
Potro decided to show up only in the last set, and what a set it was. I feel sorry for Blake, he was trying really hard and playing incredibly well.

rubbERR
01-20-2010, 10:49 AM
del potro couldnt even serve in the end, he was cramping

orangehat
01-20-2010, 10:49 AM
I suppose this was the only way Flo Mayer had a shot at Del Pony :shrug:

Huntress555
01-20-2010, 10:49 AM
Yay thank goodness he won!! :worship:

Now go rest up!!

lalaland
01-20-2010, 10:50 AM
Thanks DelPo, for not losing to Blake. :worship:

Kudo to Blake, for not performing his usual 5th set meltdown :yeah:, making this win even more beautiful.

FlameOn
01-20-2010, 10:50 AM
:sobbing:

Tyler_Durden
01-20-2010, 10:50 AM
Eurosport are an absolute fucking disgrace, JMDP breaks to serve for the match and they leave the match to go to some fucking Rally driving pish,TOTAL JOKE!!!

Well done JMDP, he always seems to pull through these type of matches.

dj_mercury
01-20-2010, 10:51 AM
Thanks Eurosport for putting this match on your first channel... oh wait :(

Clydey
01-20-2010, 10:51 AM
Great match, based on the 3 or so sets I saw. Well done to Del Potro for pulling through. I'm not buying all this injury bullshit, though. He was fucking everywhere in those last few games. There needs to be new rules about calling the trainer.

LleytonMonfils
01-20-2010, 10:51 AM
Blake didn't choke it away. Del Potro just won it. Great stuff from those guys.

LocoPorElTenis
01-20-2010, 10:52 AM
Typical Blake and his fivesets uselessness :o Del Potro proved he's the strongest mentally player in the world. Needed such a match to confirm it.

Voo, we had this discussion before ;). But don't you see a pattern where Del Potro puts himself unnecessarily in tough positions, by choking sets and not taking early chances? Granted, 95% of the time he makes it up later and ends up winning, but if he had taken those chances before instead of choking he would win with with less mental and physical effort. He's choker-fighter combination really.

Jaffas85
01-20-2010, 10:53 AM
So was Del Potro playing average and Blake really well or were they both playing at a high level?

Does it appear that Del Potro's wrist is no longer an issue?

philosophicalarf
01-20-2010, 10:53 AM
Eurosport are an absolute fucking disgrace, JMDP breaks to serve for the match and they leave the match to go to some fucking Rally driving pish,TOTAL JOKE!!!



Eurosport player. Costs something like a fiver for the month, and you get 24/7 coverage of seven courts (if you copy/paste the address into VLC, can watch as many as you like at once).

Speed of Light
01-20-2010, 10:54 AM
To sum up the result
Always a good day for tennis when Shames Flake looses
Always a bad day for tennis when Pot Smoke wins
Hence both cancels off to make it an average day for tennis
Just like the average sht on display in the match.

LleytonMonfils
01-20-2010, 10:55 AM
To sum up the result
Always a good day for tennis when Shames Flake looses
Always a bad day for tennis when Pot Smoke wins
Hence both cancels off to make it an average day for tennis
Just like the average sht on display in the match.

Smoke more weed

vamosinator
01-20-2010, 10:55 AM
Roddick will surely take out Del Potro, but who really knows whats going on in Del Potro's head!

orangehat
01-20-2010, 10:56 AM
To sum up the result
Always a good day for tennis when Shames Flake looses
Always a bad day for tennis when Pot Smoke wins
Hence both cancels off to make it an average day for tennis
Just like the average sht on display in the match.

MTF should allow banning users for idiocy in posts :lol:

Tyler_Durden
01-20-2010, 10:56 AM
To sum up the result
Always a good day for tennis when Shames Flake looses
Always a bad day for tennis when Pot Smoke wins
Hence both cancels off to make it an average day for tennis
Just like the average sht on display in the match.

Trying too hard son.

Stop trying to be an attention seeking whore, everybody cn see you are a total idiot with your posts.

Voo de Mar
01-20-2010, 10:57 AM
Voo, we had this discussion before ;). But don't you see a pattern where Del Potro puts himself unnecessarily in tough positions, by choking sets and not taking early chances? Granted, 95% of the time he makes it up later and ends up winning, but if he had taken those chances before instead of choking he would win with with less mental and physical effort. He's choker-fighter combination really.

My position is changeless: if you're leading 5:0 (40-0), then losing 5:6 (30-40) to win the set, you aren't a choker - you're mentally strong!
The best players in the world play more than 100 matches during a season, it's more than 200 sets, obviously with such an amount of sets you've to lose sets being two points away from set or wasting setpoints but the final ratio is binding. Del Potro would be a choker if he lost 6-4 6-7 5-7 6-7 but won 6-4 6-7 5-7 6-3 10-8 and it's the fundamental difference.

Nidhogg
01-20-2010, 10:57 AM
Entertaining match. Can Delpo overcome the mighty Mayer in the next round?

LleytonMonfils
01-20-2010, 10:57 AM
Trying too hard son.

Stop trying to be an attention seeking whore, everybody cn see you are a total idiot with your posts.

Good thing I'm not the only one who recognized it. I think he thought he was being clever and cute. :rolleyes:

sammy01
01-20-2010, 10:59 AM
cmoooooooooooooooooon!!!!!!!!!! so happy he got the win. :D

i picked del potro to win the oz open at the start of the year, well thats looking unlikely given his form and injury problems. but matches and fights like this, whether he goes on to win the title or not, are so good for adding to his ever increasing respect from the other players and his growth as a contender to take over the fed/nadal crown.

del potro is getting an aura of mentally tough, and he is earning it.

blake played well in patches but he doesn't have the nerve to win these types of matches, he has always been the same even age and maturity doesn't seem to have helped him.

as for the quality of the match pretty good over all. del potro is just smarter at when to pull the trigger and when to reign it in.

Sophocles
01-20-2010, 11:01 AM
So how's the injury looking?

Calidreth
01-20-2010, 11:01 AM
Tennis doesn't get any better than this -- winners everywhere. Grats to both men and good luck to Del.

Roddickominator
01-20-2010, 11:02 AM
Blake brought an entire bunch of bananas to court. I thought he was going a bit overboard...but he did end up eating most of them. There were peels all over his table...it was banana carnage at its finest.

Blake really deserved the win...I thought he played better. But as is his MO....he couldn't pull through in the end. I wouldn't call it a choke....but he did miss several very easy volleys that probably would have won him the match. This is typical Blake, though.

Del Potro is not in great form....but he fought until the end and earned the victory.

Topspin Forehand
01-20-2010, 11:03 AM
Damnit Blake. You had him cramping. Stick it out a little longer. :mad:

brithater
01-20-2010, 11:05 AM
Terrible match. Quality was poor. 5th set was interested. If this was the match of the tourney I am disapointed. I was pulling for Delpo but thats just because Blake is a fool. Delpo gets a little tested and turns into a big baby. Reminded me of the rediculous US Open final where both players were like crap. Errors all around even though I expect it from the ultra redline game of blake.

Just one more chapter into the downward spiral of the James Blake Story.

Calidreth
01-20-2010, 11:06 AM
If you thought the quality of this match was poor, I'd suggest you stop watching tennis. Both men had +20-30 ratios and there were over 200 winners. Like I said, tennis doesn't get much better.

Carlita
01-20-2010, 11:07 AM
:banana: Well done Delpo!!! :woohoo:

Topspin Forehand
01-20-2010, 11:07 AM
Somewhere Nadal is in pain watching this choke job. Blake not finishing Del Potro off could be the story of the tournament as Del Potro gains confidence.

Speed of Light
01-20-2010, 11:11 AM
Trying too hard son.

Stop trying to be an attention seeking whore, everybody cn see you are a total idiot with your posts.

but i was just trying to sum up the result, no? ignore me if you don't like my analysis... ?

madmax
01-20-2010, 11:13 AM
You can almost sense a bitter dissapointment from Nadull and his fans with their smart-ass remarks...:haha:

brithater
01-20-2010, 11:13 AM
If you thought the quality of this match was poor, I'd suggest you stop watching tennis. Both men had +20-30 ratios and there were over 200 winners. Like I said, tennis doesn't get much better.

wrong. Neither player lifted their game at crucial moments, Delpo made one good passing shot up the line to give him the break. If you think that was a great match I suggest you watch some older matches from the past. Or even last years semi between Nadal and Verdasco. I have recorded and watched thousands of matches and will tell you this was not epic by any means. The Soderling loss first round was a better match.

A_Skywalker
01-20-2010, 11:16 AM
You can almost sense a bitter dissapointment from Nadull and his fans with their smart-ass remarks...:haha:

Why, Del Potro is tired like hell, no way he can reach to semi and if he does he will fall ;)

Topspin Forehand
01-20-2010, 11:18 AM
Why, Del Potro is tired like hell, no way he can reach to semi and if he does he will fall ;)
I guess we'll see. If he wins against Mayer easily, he can recover much more. A day off is like magic as it was only 1 tiring match.

-Valhalla-
01-20-2010, 11:19 AM
IMO, this match wasn’t nearly as exciting or dramatic as the scoreline might indicate. Yes, it had its moments late in the 5th with each suffering injuries, but overall, I thought the tennis was very uneven and Delps looked flat and lifeless throughout most of the match [he also committed 3 foot-faults but no threats were made].

JB played well and mixed things up quite nicely - moving Delps from side-to-side and front-to-back, and attacking net. But there were very few extended rallies or flashes of brilliance and plenty of UE's and missed opportunities.

Delpo showed some real heart late in the 5th, but in my view, his chances of winning this thing are almost non-existent now given his current form and additional injury. Surely Nadal, Murray and Roddick must be happy with the toll this match has taken.

JB’s career 5-set record now stands at a dismal 4-13.

Audacity
01-20-2010, 11:19 AM
Damn, Blake.

asmazif
01-20-2010, 11:27 AM
poor ol' Blake.

christallh24
01-20-2010, 11:29 AM
I cannot believe this went to five sets.

brithater
01-20-2010, 11:30 AM
IMO, this match wasn’t nearly as exciting or dramatic as the scoreline might indicate. Yes, it had its moments late in the 5th with each suffering injuries, but overall, I thought the tennis was very uneven and Delps looked flat and lifeless throughout most of the match [he also committed 3 foot-faults but no threats were made].

JB played well and mixed things up quite nicely - moving Delps from side-to-side and front-to-back, and attacking net. But there were very few extended rallies or flashes of brilliance and plenty of UE's and missed opportunities.

Delpo showed some real heart late in the 5th, but in my view, his chances of winning this thing are almost non-existent now given his current form and additional injury. Surely Nadal, Murray and Roddick must be happy with the toll this match has taken.

JB’s career 5-set record now stands at a dismal 4-13.


Good match for Blake fans (if there are any). Even though he lost he played well, did not choke, and was aggresive coming to the net often. Probably bad for Delpo fans because he played so incredibly bad even though he won. Matches are weird sometimes.

But hey, if the commentators say its epic then ignorant people will probably belive it. I guess it was epic in terms of being streaky.

Filo V.
01-20-2010, 11:30 AM
Exciting match in terms of the drama, but the quality was VERY up and down the entire match, until the latter stages of the 5th set, when both guys started to step up.

Del Potro looked tense and lacked energy throughout most of the match until it mattered the most. Del Potro won simply because he is a better player than Blake is. Have to give him credit for fighting back being a break down in the 5th, and having a myriad of physical ailments.

Blake played decently overall, unbelievable at points, and really fought and wanted this match bad, but I don't see him being much more than a guy around 20-30 in the rankings at this point in his career.

freeandlonely
01-20-2010, 11:32 AM
Good result. Blake is annoying.

brithater
01-20-2010, 11:33 AM
I cannot believe this went to five sets.


It would not have if Delpo would have kept his focus in sets 2 and 3. This should have been over in 3 but Delpo kept giving it back. He reminded me of Safin last year in this match.

Denaon
01-20-2010, 11:34 AM
:banana: WTG Juan!!
This match I really wanted to watch...but no chance...:zzz:

Speed of Light
01-20-2010, 11:35 AM
Some food for thought
Delponyman def. Fedclown 6-2 in his last five setter but Flake stretches him out to 10-8 here.Does this mean that after all these years it is finally proved that Flake>Fedclown?.... and Delponyman owns both?

Certinfy
01-20-2010, 11:39 AM
Nice 1 Del Potro :yeah:

Calidreth
01-20-2010, 11:47 AM
Some food for thought
Delponyman def. Fedclown 6-2 in his last five setter but Flake stretches him out to 10-8 here.Does this mean that after all these years it is finally proved that Flake>Fedclown?.... and Delponyman owns both?

no

sammy01
01-20-2010, 11:48 AM
Some food for thought
Delponyman def. Fedclown 6-2 in his last five setter but Flake stretches him out to 10-8 here.Does this mean that after all these years it is finally proved that Flake>Fedclown?.... and Delponyman owns both?

no, it proves you FAIL at both humour and trolling.

scoobs
01-20-2010, 11:56 AM
I guess the only question for me is how is JMDP feeling - how tired is he and how bad is the wrist?

Florian Mayer in R3 is hardly a killer draw and then Wawrinka, Cilic or Tomic, could be tricky but still plenty winnable.

He seems nowhere near his best but he is still winning, just. It doesn't look great for him but still would be dumb to write him off at this point.

SheepleBuster
01-20-2010, 12:16 PM
Too bad. I like Del Po but Blake never gets a break. Hope he gets some confidence from this match and plays to his ability in other tournaments but something tells me the words blake and heartbreak go together.

tennishero
01-20-2010, 12:30 PM
damn i missed this match, well done delpo for coming through, with this mentallity hes a certain future #1.

rocketassist
01-20-2010, 12:36 PM
Steady pusher-basher beats explosive mug basher, never in doubt.

Shame Blake didn't finish it. Del Potro is a factory player with a mental heart of a lion.

Vida
01-20-2010, 12:59 PM
Steady pusher-basher beats explosive mug basher, never in doubt.

Shame Blake didn't finish it. Del Potro is a factory player with a mental heart of a lion.

:lol: yeah, esp with 10-8 in the fifth.

paseo
01-20-2010, 01:06 PM
Damn. I really wanted Blake to win this. Damn, Damn!!

DartMarcus
01-20-2010, 01:32 PM
The better player lost.

timafi
01-20-2010, 01:41 PM
good riddance Blake:wavey:

see you this summer since you stink on both clay and grass annually:tape:

new coach;healthy but still a massive choker:tape:

hope Roddick is next:angel:

Sunset of Age
01-20-2010, 01:41 PM
Too bad I missed this one, plenty of drama in this match judging on the comments. Big question will now indeed be (1) how's JMDP's wrist (did he have any visible trouble with it?) and (2) how much has he still got left in the tank... his upcoming matches aren't exactly walk-overs.
I suspect QF, or SF at the outmost, will be where the AO journey ends for him.

Ibracadabra
01-20-2010, 02:00 PM
Did del boy save any match points?

ossie
01-20-2010, 02:09 PM
i wonder if delpotros injury hindered him, if not he needs to step up cuz this wont be enought to win the ao me thinks

Voo de Mar
01-20-2010, 02:12 PM
Did del boy save any match points?

No, Blake was one game away from win three times: at 5:4, (at 6:5 Del Potro was serving), 7:6 and 8:7 but each time Del Potro won service games to "0" or "15".

Demiloy
01-20-2010, 02:22 PM
Anyone who says Blake choked in the 5th obviously didn't watch the match. He broke back when Del Potro was serving for the match, and he saved multiple break points (3 in his last service game, until Del Potro finally won one). He even got to 30-all on the last game. So he definitely didn't choke; Del Potro was just very good.

rocketassist
01-20-2010, 02:37 PM
good riddance Blake:wavey:

see you this summer since you stink on both clay and grass annually:tape:

new coach;healthy but still a massive choker:tape:

hope Roddick is next:angel:

I still wonder which events 'we excel' at after his early exits left right and centre. Unless big John is number two now...

chowdahead25
01-20-2010, 02:57 PM
I thought Blake played really well, just a tad inconsistant. Watched till 4-1 in the 2nd, then woke upat 65 in the third. Really good match.

Beat
01-20-2010, 02:58 PM
losing to Blake would have been bad enough but losing in 5 is humiliation of the highest degree :help: :rolleyes::

that's a silly thing to say. and JM didn't lose, did he?

james ... :hug:

FiBeR
01-20-2010, 03:00 PM
:woohoo:

let the haters moan

~*BGT*~
01-20-2010, 03:16 PM
Awww, James :sad:

Voo de Mar
01-20-2010, 03:20 PM
Anyone who says Blake choked in the 5th obviously didn't watch the match. He broke back when Del Potro was serving for the match, and he saved multiple break points (3 in his last service game, until Del Potro finally won one). He even got to 30-all on the last game. So he definitely didn't choke; Del Potro was just very good.

It doesn't matter he choked or not, again proved his hopelessness in the 5th set and in a set with 2 games advantage :shrug: He knows how to produce beautiful tennis from time to time (he played extraordinary tie-break in the second set) but doesn't know how to clinch a match when it goes to the crucial stage for both players.

Commander Data
01-20-2010, 03:33 PM
Start to feel sorry for this Blake. NEVER seems able to take this kind of matches.

kindling
01-20-2010, 03:36 PM
such a shame for Blake, crappy draw. This will be a waste of a win because Delpo will end up retiring at some point in the tournament. Because he's a quitter.

Commander Data
01-20-2010, 03:43 PM
such a shame for Blake, crappy draw. This will be a waste of a win because Delpo will end up retiring at some point in the tournament. Because he's a quitter.

Pony is a quitter? what are you on crackhead? If he retires it has only one reason, he is seriously injured.

sawan66278
01-20-2010, 04:09 PM
All I can say is that Delpo is starting to look like the ATP-version of the WTA Tour's many drama queens. Cahill, Fowler, and others are really starting to question the veracity of his "injuries"...and his other cheap tactics (like taking a year to decide whether to challenge or not...which caused Fed to lash out last year-rightfully so, I might add).

If you're injured, you don't outblast a James Blake in five sets over four hours. This claim is simply to take the pressure off the big man...who wants the spotlight off of him. Annoying and weak...take the pressure like a man, Delpo. :rolleyes:

tennishero
01-20-2010, 04:45 PM
All I can say is that Delpo is starting to look like the ATP-version of the WTA Tour's many drama queens. Cahill, Fowler, and others are really starting to question the veracity of his "injuries"...and his other cheap tactics (like taking a year to decide whether to challenge or not...which caused Fed to lash out last year-rightfully so, I might add).

If you're injured, you don't outblast a James Blake in five sets over four hours. This claim is simply to take the pressure off the big man...who wants the spotlight off of him. Annoying and weak...take the pressure like a man, Delpo. :rolleyes:

ur analogy is so flawed, u obviously dont like the guy... how do you know if hes injured or not? ur not him, so stfu. both players called the trainers, whats ur point? as for cheap tactics, i dont see any, thats just himself, he takes his time with everything. as for federer lashing out like that, reminded me when he was crying liek a baby at the AO open last year, spoilt brat.

fred perry
01-20-2010, 04:49 PM
match of the decade....

Yves.
01-20-2010, 04:52 PM
match of the decade....

asswipe

FiBeR
01-20-2010, 04:58 PM
haha most of the haters coming from the US!

i wonder.. how many slams have Blake won? or how many semis has he played? remind me of his ranking again..

Tommy_Vercetti
01-20-2010, 05:12 PM
Why would you feel sorry for someone who has no toughness or heart? He was just ball bashing. Retire Blake.

Arkulari
01-20-2010, 05:15 PM
All I can say is that Delpo is starting to look like the ATP-version of the WTA Tour's many drama queens. Cahill, Fowler, and others are really starting to question the veracity of his "injuries"...and his other cheap tactics (like taking a year to decide whether to challenge or not...which caused Fed to lash out last year-rightfully so, I might add).

If you're injured, you don't outblast a James Blake in five sets over four hours. This claim is simply to take the pressure off the big man...who wants the spotlight off of him. Annoying and weak...take the pressure like a man, Delpo. :rolleyes:

Juan is a big man, they are naturally very prone to injury and he has to be very careful with his body if he wants to last in the tour ;)

This was a great match, too bad Blake couldn't take his opportunities, but he shown that Juan can be beaten, he's not playing as well as he did at the US Open and is clear that his wrist isn't at 100%

malisha
01-20-2010, 05:31 PM
I'm not buying all this injury bullshit, though. He was fucking everywhere in those last few games. There needs to be new rules about calling the trainer.

this is his routine now

saw this more than five times last year...bad bodylanguage...slow steps during the points...barely walking

but when he breaks he start to run like a rabbit

any player who saw this will know he is a faker...ne needs to use it rarely to be effective IMO

Geo
01-20-2010, 05:31 PM
tough, tough match. both fought the hell out of this :shrug:

JMDP came up with the goods in the end-that's why he's a slam winner and Blake is not. Whenever a match goes the distance, I usually predict Blake to lose unless he's playing a lower-ranked player :lol: :p

hopefully JMDP's injuries can heal up before his next match.

malisha
01-20-2010, 05:33 PM
he is a fighter but no need to do such things

good win though
congrats

malisha
01-20-2010, 05:38 PM
ur analogy is so flawed, u obviously dont like the guy... how do you know if hes injured or not? ur not him, so stfu. both players called the trainers, whats ur point? as for cheap tactics, i dont see any, thats just himself, he takes his time with everything. as for federer lashing out like that, reminded me when he was crying liek a baby at the AO open last year, spoilt brat.

there were many matches last year where he showed his lack of sportmanship

hope this helps

prafull
01-20-2010, 05:39 PM
And why Blake was forced to play two best of five set matches on consecutive days? I wonder they ever put any thought while scheduling matches?

tennishero
01-20-2010, 05:44 PM
there were many matches last year where he showed his lack of sportmanship

hope this helps

lol that doesnt help, maybe mentioning an example would.

malisha
01-20-2010, 05:53 PM
lol that doesnt help, maybe mentioning an example would.

one for example... i think you saw that match

Del Potro Čilić 1. set and a half...can you remember his bodylanguage and Eurosport commentators suggesting that Del Potro is clearly injured and that his moving through the court is limited....he looked like he coludnt care less + was moving very slowly between the points..it lasted till he break back in the second set..than suddenly he started to look like a player who is fit and want to win.

do you remeber?

It colud disturb opponents rythm and they start to play worse then they did before his act unintentionally.
Ofcourse they have only themselfs to blame and it is Del Potros wright to do whatever he wants on court...but it aint a good sportmenship

Il Primo Uomo
01-20-2010, 06:01 PM
Keep going JM!

tennishero
01-20-2010, 06:18 PM
one for example... i think you saw that match

Del Potro Čilić 1. set and a half...can you remember his bodylanguage and Eurosport commentators suggesting that Del Potro is clearly injured and that his moving through the court is limited....he looked like he coludnt care less + was moving very slowly betwwen the points..it lasted till he break back in the second set..than suddenly he started to look like a player who is fit and want to win.

do you remeber?

It colud disturb opponents rythm and they start to play worse then they did before his act unintentionally.
Ofcourse they have only themselfs to blame and it is Del Potros wright to do whatever he wants on court...but it aint a good sportmenship

but thats not unsportsmanship... he didnt call the trainer to interrupt play, or pretend to limp etc, he just raised his game.

Noleta
01-20-2010, 06:29 PM
Juan,you'll have nothing left for the final week:awww:

ChinoRios4Ever
01-20-2010, 06:43 PM
what a champ this Delpo, southamerican proud :worship:

malisha
01-20-2010, 06:54 PM
but thats not unsportsmanship... he didnt call the trainer to interrupt play, or pretend to limp etc, he just raised his game.

all true

im not trying to make it look like its a big deal as it isnt but he colud do just ass good without his acting

kindling
01-20-2010, 07:35 PM
yeah, could Delpo take more time between shots???!!!, just strolling around like he's on a practice court. Total BS.

BlackSilver
01-20-2010, 08:08 PM
As one should expect Blake didn't support the pressure and had to come to the net with his nervous world class approaching shots and his average volleys to lose the match. That and Del Potro's excellent second serve devolution guaranteed the final break.

Nice to see how both exposed the other's average second serve.

BTW, I also don't buy Potro's injury timeout

docking34
01-20-2010, 08:26 PM
anyone know what clothing brand and shoe brand is now carrying blake? seems hes got a new sponsor this AO.

Corey Feldman
01-20-2010, 08:59 PM
Hulk Hogan celebration :lol:

Mechlan
01-20-2010, 09:20 PM
As soon as this match went 5, there should have been no doubt who the winner would be.

sawan66278
01-20-2010, 09:48 PM
this is his routine now

saw this more than five times last year...bad bodylanguage...slow steps during the points...barely walking

but when he breaks he start to run like a rabbit

any player who saw this will know he is a faker...ne needs to use it rarely to be effective IMO

Case closed: he's a drama king...and that's part of the reason why I think he's not been "welcomed" by the top guys. Even Rafa seems to have cooled to him...because its gamesmanship, fear, and VERY annoying. This has been mentioned by many commentators too.

MatchFederer
01-20-2010, 09:53 PM
del Potro's levers produce such insane tennis power, i love it! This match was money as soon as it became pretty clear Potro would take set 4. :p

There was some excellent shot-making in this match and lots of extremely penetrating and flatly hit ground strokes; it was a good watch.

MatchFederer
01-20-2010, 09:55 PM
As for del Potro's apparent antics, well he clearly likes to play possum ala Jake Lamotta...

Knightmace
01-20-2010, 11:20 PM
lol what is blakes 5 set record?

Experimentee
01-20-2010, 11:31 PM
I'm spewing Channel 7 didn't show this full match on their coverage.

Sounds like a great fight from both, shame it had to be such a tough draw early on.

cobalt60
01-20-2010, 11:34 PM
:hatoff: wish I had seen it :(

KarlyM
01-20-2010, 11:47 PM
Great match. :worship: It wasn't a constant high level of tennis - both were streaky for stretches, but still very entertaining. :)

I think Blake can take some positives out of this match despite losing another 5-setter. Even though he's 30, coming off a bad year, and had minor injuries - he can still keep up with guys nearly a decade younger than him and nearly beat someone at a GS who won the last HC slam. His stats were good for him - serving over 60% and a winner/error ratio of +21. :)

Del Potro did a great job hanging in there, and coming up with the shots in the 5th set especially on return games. This is why he's a GS champ. :hatoff: I like him a lot and I hope he can physically recover to go a least a few rounds further. :)

Blake brought an entire bunch of bananas to court. I thought he was going a bit overboard...but he did end up eating most of them. There were peels all over his table...it was banana carnage at its finest. :haha:

anyone know what clothing brand and shoe brand is now carrying blake? seems hes got a new sponsor this AO. Same one as last year - Fila, but since last summer it's been his own Fila line.

selyoink
01-21-2010, 12:31 AM
Always great to see Blake fail in a five set match.

jcempire
01-21-2010, 01:01 AM
What a great match for both

Rumour
01-21-2010, 01:06 AM
Looks like a thrilling match, wish could have seen it - left the SB with Blake up two sets but not really surprised JMDP won it, congrats to him :hatoff:

new-york
01-21-2010, 01:43 AM
This will never stop. James. :smash:

Well done Juan. :worship: