Madrid R1: Juan Martin Del Potro Defeats Florian Mayer 6-4, 6-2 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Madrid R1: Juan Martin Del Potro Defeats Florian Mayer 6-4, 6-2

Mark Lenders
05-08-2012, 05:18 PM
Not a great match; Del Potro having some trouble with his movement, probably not yet adapted to the surface. Mayer not playing well at all either.

As expected, Del Potro ended up prevailing to set up a meeting with Youznhy in the next round.

Thoughts?

emotion
05-08-2012, 05:19 PM
Mayer is really horrible now :sad:

canbera
05-08-2012, 05:26 PM
I have a hard time making sense of the name Mark Lenders alongside Japanese citizenship, no doubts about that

Mark Lenders
05-08-2012, 05:29 PM
I have a hard time making sense of the name Mark Lenders alongside Japanese citizenship, no doubts about that

Yeah, that'd be bizarre. Needless to say, my real name isn't Mark Lenders nor am I Japanese ;)

Lestat
05-08-2012, 05:31 PM
even playing average and whining a lot about the surface is enough to routines #24.

n3gative
05-08-2012, 05:32 PM
Yeah, that'd be bizarre. Needless to say, my real name isn't Mark Lenders nor am I Japanese ;)

http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2g7muYEkt1qgndmqo1_250.gif

LastRocket
05-08-2012, 05:32 PM
Delpo looked flat, too many unforced errors from mayer....

Mark Lenders
05-08-2012, 05:33 PM
even playing average and whining a lot about the surface is enough to routines #24.

It could also be enough to beat Youznhy and even Cilic, but he needs to step it up if he happens to face Isner in R3. Against a server like Isner, there's no room for losses of concentration.

But indeed, it's good he's been beating 15-25th level players routinely without forcing too much - Wawrinka, Gasquet and now Mayer. Good signs indeed.

Hian-GOAT
05-08-2012, 06:09 PM
Mayer is really horrible now :sad:

Florian was far from being horrible: he played pretty well, especially until 4-5 in the first set. Great winners, amazing angles, tricky slices... but then he got broken, and DelPo played way better than the start of the match (and he was already playing well!).

If I were Flo, I'd play a rich Challenger to collect wins and confidence: the game is all there, but the head is missing.

However, this match made me understand how much I like Mayer... even more than DelPo, differently from what I have always thought.

Congrats Juan, and good luck in R2 :)

emotion
05-08-2012, 06:17 PM
He played pretty well to start, but no return, no consistency, no emotion...

HattonWBA
05-08-2012, 07:25 PM
Potro is playing some great tennis just now. has an outside chance this week. shame to see Mayer play so poorly as he is generally a pleasure to watch.

kiriri***
05-08-2012, 08:11 PM
Terrible draw for Mayer:sad:
Good win, Del Potro:D

Time Violation
05-08-2012, 08:12 PM
Yeah, that'd be bizarre. Needless to say, my real name isn't Mark Lenders nor am I Japanese ;)

You are faking? :eek:

Agrajag
05-08-2012, 08:56 PM
That's a shame.

Orange Wombat
05-08-2012, 09:12 PM
Florian :sad: just can't seem to win matches whether he's playing well or not. It didn't help that he drew in-form Del Potro in the first round.

Result was NID. DelPo too consistent.