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Del Potro might be top 100 tomorrow

NyGeL
09-27-2006, 05:37 AM
If he defeat Ramon Delgado :)

vamos JMDP!!!

jayjay
09-27-2006, 05:46 AM
He will be, and it honestly won't be too long till he's top 10. I don't think those who have seen him will argue with me on that one - it's just a matter of time.

Michael Pemulis
09-27-2006, 08:46 AM
definitely maybe !!! Has "the Nike" just put the eyes on this guy ? since then ?

Is better than Nalbandian was at same age ?

Nathaliia
09-27-2006, 09:42 AM
He gotta be there.

its.like.that
09-27-2006, 11:29 AM
Well done JMDP. :D

hanabishi
09-27-2006, 12:42 PM
He will be, and it honestly won't be too long till he's top 10. I don't think those who have seen him will argue with me on that one - it's just a matter of time.

Agreed! I fully expect him to be the youngest player in the Top 100 before the year ends.

Hendu
09-27-2006, 01:24 PM
definitely maybe !!! Has "the Nike" just put the eyes on this guy ? since then ?

Is better than Nalbandian was at same age ?

Yes, he is better than Nalbandian and Coria were at his age. But that doesn't mean he will be better than them.

I hope so, but only time will tell.

ginnylegend
09-27-2006, 01:26 PM
Definitely top 10 material.

NyGeL
09-27-2006, 06:18 PM
Nalbandian started to play in a good shape and became top 100 at the age of 19.
Coria with more than 18,5 years became top 100 after winning 4 consecutive challengers (Lima, San Pablo, Montevideo, Buenos Aires).

So yes, Del Potro is better than Nalbandian and Coria at his age, but nowadays players become pro earlier than before, so that might be another factor.
Del Potro become 18 years old 3 days ago, so yes, he has a lot of future :)

Nathaliia
09-27-2006, 06:22 PM
JMDP wasn't playing in so many youth tournies like the guys were, actually. his biggest success was winning Orange Bowl U-14 and soon he played already with 18 y.o. Him and Donald Young were most promisious guys back then. He made quaters at Roland Garros last year, lost to Murray. He started making ATP points in 2004 already and he used to be defeated by Thiago Alves (an interesting Brazilian player, coming up after an injury straight from... the last ATP place) and Alves said then JMDP was going to be incredibly good.

I just hope he's responsible enough to focus on tennis and will be injury-free. These two things look like the most dangerous for players in Argentina.

Xristos
09-27-2006, 06:31 PM
I can beat him...

Fergie
09-27-2006, 06:39 PM
I'm sure that Juan will win tomorrow ;)

*Ljubica*
09-27-2006, 07:07 PM
I'm sure that Juan will win tomorrow ;)
He should do - but he is still young, and the "excitement" of beating Moya coupled with the fact that a win would put him into the Top 100 could cause him a few problems. Hope he can do it though.

soraya
09-27-2006, 10:00 PM
have not seen him play yet, but from the pics he is handsome.

Jaap
09-28-2006, 04:20 PM
Top ten my arse.

Generator
09-28-2006, 04:45 PM
Top ten my arse.

No shit, Sherlock.



Anyway, Del Potro retired today when he was 1-4 down in the second set.

yonexforever
09-28-2006, 06:09 PM
He should do - but he is still young, and the "excitement" of beating Moya coupled with the fact that a win would put him into the Top 100 could cause him a few problems. Hope he can do it though.

Must Carlos lay down for EVERY new Spanish player he meets on tour?
Jeez Louise.. he takes 1 for the home team every damn time!

Aguante_el_Gato
09-28-2006, 06:12 PM
Must Carlos lay down for EVERY new Spanish player he meets on tour?
Jeez Louise.. he takes 1 for the home team every damn time!Del Potro isn't Spanish, he's Argentine ;)

jayjay
09-28-2006, 06:58 PM
Top ten my arse.

I haven't seen your ass, but I doubt it would get into the top 10. Vida Guerra - no problem, won't be so easy for you though. :p

tennisgal_001
09-28-2006, 07:04 PM
Why did he retire? I hope it's nothing too serious? What will his ranking go up to now?

jayjay
09-28-2006, 07:05 PM
Why did he retire? I hope it's nothing too serious? What will his ranking go up to now?

Stomach injury, the extent of I don't know yet. As you say - hope it's short term.