USO R3: Del Pony rides into the sunset, beats Simon 6-4 6-7(4) 6-1 3-6 6-3 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

USO R3: Del Pony rides into the sunset, beats Simon 6-4 6-7(4) 6-1 3-6 6-3

finishingmove
08-31-2008, 12:55 AM
:)

Andi-M
08-31-2008, 12:55 AM
Crap. i hate this guy.

Jaap
08-31-2008, 12:56 AM
All luck.

Junkyard Racket
08-31-2008, 12:56 AM
Del Potro will never lose again. Ever. :worship:

Voo de Mar
08-31-2008, 12:56 AM
Del Potro didn't choke against Simon like last year in New Haven :) :yeah:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=108485

But it was close when the Frenchman leveled up in the 5th set from 1:3 to 3:3.

vincayou
08-31-2008, 12:57 AM
Great match.

His possible meating with Murray is exciting.

cobalt60
08-31-2008, 12:57 AM
:woohoo:

ReturnWinner
08-31-2008, 12:57 AM
He should have won easier, even had chances to win the fifht set 6-0 as he had bps in all Simon service games ,anyway he find a way to win, he'd had not two months ago.

Clydey
08-31-2008, 12:57 AM
Very, very tight match. Could have gone either way. Del Potro still on course to play Muzza in the quarters.

HeretiC
08-31-2008, 12:58 AM
Real Argie No. 1. The strike continues. Who will stop him?

I bet the guy has the fastest FH on the tour.

Jaap
08-31-2008, 12:58 AM
Line judges and umpire had bets on Del Potro.

ufokart
08-31-2008, 12:58 AM
Pony :smoke:

Rumour
08-31-2008, 12:59 AM
JMDP :)

OK, need to write a bit more for the board not to change his initials from all caps...

Tutu
08-31-2008, 12:59 AM
:bigcry:

Amazingly at times Gilles was just too aggresive. Everytime he tried to take the ball on he would just end up hitting it right into Del Potro's hitting zone. It was much more effective when he was trying to bait Del potro into the net keeping it low and short.. Bearing in mind he is 6-5.

His 1st serve % was horrible, if he had gotten more in he would have won - he out aced Del Potro by 6.

That sucks. :o:o And now he's back into Tsonga's and Monfils' shadow. He better do something before the end of the year. :o

Clydey
08-31-2008, 12:59 AM
Real Argie No. 1. The strike continues. Who will stop him?

I bet the guy has the fastest FH on the tour.

Huh? He has to hit like 10 forehands every point to win it. He puts a lot into them, but there's a lot of top spin on them. It's a safe shot, rather than a penetrating one most of the time.

ReturnWinner
08-31-2008, 12:59 AM
Del Potro didn't choke against Simon like last year in New Haven :) :yeah:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=108485

But it was close when the Frenchman leveled up in the 5th set from 1:3 to 3:3.

he was leading 5-0 in the second? i did remember he had many chances in the second but not a 5-0 but i remember well he leaded the third set 4-0 :tape:

HoistDaColors
08-31-2008, 01:00 AM
France 1 Argentina 1 today...everyone leaves happy (or maybe not :sad:-->me)

the rub down helped i guess. maybe not the highest quality but the drama was there and the fans were really into it. Gilles had a sloppy game to go down the break after he had the momentum. congratz del potro. it was his match to win or to lose.

Cafisho
08-31-2008, 01:00 AM
Wohoo, the pony is on fire.

scoobs
08-31-2008, 01:01 AM
Pit Pony has to be feeling the effects now.

4 sets, 4 sets, 5 sets, and probably Ferrer next...

Sagiel
08-31-2008, 01:01 AM
Del Potro didn't choke against Simon like last year in New Haven :) :yeah:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=108485

But it was close when the Frenchman leveled up in the 5th set from 1:3 to 3:3.

Great catch, I had forgot about that lose.

Hendu
08-31-2008, 01:01 AM
Second week. Goal accomplished.

Del Potro had many break points he couldn't take. Tough game. He will be exhausted for the next round.

Voo de Mar
08-31-2008, 01:01 AM
he was leading 5-0 in the second? i did remember he had many chances in the second but not a 5-0 but i remember well he leaded the third set 4-0 :tape:

Alonsofz wrote there that Del Potro was leading 5:0 in the tie-break before won 7-5.

Haile Selassie
08-31-2008, 01:01 AM
The title of the thread sucks :help:
Juan Martín first time on 4th round at slam :cool:

Clydey
08-31-2008, 01:02 AM
Every single match in the Ferrer/Murray/Del Potro/Wawrinka quarter went to 5 sets. This quarter is epic.

finishingmove
08-31-2008, 01:03 AM
Pit Pony has to be feeling the effects now.

4 sets, 4 sets, 5 sets, and probably Ferrer next...

the effect of unbeatability

rocketassist
08-31-2008, 01:07 AM
Good to see proper tennis beat Simon, whose game doesn't belong in the last 16.

Argenbrit
08-31-2008, 01:07 AM
:yeah:

FERLKE
08-31-2008, 01:07 AM
Vamos Pony! :woohoo::eek:

scoobs
08-31-2008, 01:08 AM
Every single match in the Ferrer/Murray/Del Potro/Wawrinka quarter went to 5 sets. This quarter is epic.

Oh yes the easy part of the draw :)

The Freak
08-31-2008, 01:11 AM
:lol: at the thread title

SheepleBuster
08-31-2008, 01:11 AM
Simon got to be the most overrated player in history. He beat Federer by just keeping the ball and he tried to do the same to Del Potro. Del Potro is probably itching to get Murray's mum back.

FiBeR
08-31-2008, 01:14 AM
the match was as close as the seedage difference.. but it was never in doubt who would win, at least to me

17th beat 16th seeded.. 2 of the 3 in-form players of this last month.. awesome match!!

DelPo still climbing on ranks :) way to go! I fear his fitness might betray him!

Go Delpo!

finishingmove
08-31-2008, 01:15 AM
Simon got to be the most overrated player in history. He beat Federer by just keeping the ball and he tried to do the same to Del Potro. Del Potro is probably itching to get Murray's mum back.


u must have no idea how hard it is to beat simon.

this is pony's biggest win so far in his streak


im hoping for a del potro - murray clash

lau
08-31-2008, 01:18 AM
Not Juan´s best match, but it was enough to win and a win is a win after all :p
Del Potro didn't choke against Simon like last year in New Haven :) :yeah:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=108485

But it was close when the Frenchman leveled up in the 5th set from 1:3 to 3:3.

Thanks for that :) I´m having soooo much fun with GM´s old links and bumps in the last month or so :lol:

cobalt60
08-31-2008, 01:18 AM
im hoping for a del potro - murray clash

Me too :yeah: Murray has grown on me this year and it will be great to see them play each other. Let's hope JMDP has something left in the saddle though.;)

HeretiC
08-31-2008, 01:20 AM
Huh? He has to hit like 10 forehands every point to win it. He puts a lot into them, but there's a lot of top spin on them. It's a safe shot, rather than a penetrating one most of the time.

:confused: Safe shot? If someone is retrieving your shot that means that your shot is slow? And do you think that if the shot is with top spin it is slow? And apart from that he does hit his FH very often very flat. Have you watched him in first 2 sets, or in his previous matches here or in the last month and a half ?

Pepi.
08-31-2008, 01:24 AM
gilles :awww:

delpo :)

Clydey
08-31-2008, 01:27 AM
:confused: Safe shot? If someone is retrieving your shot that means that your shot is slow? And do you think that if the shot is with top spin it is slow? And apart from that he does hit his FH very often very flat. Have you watched him in first 2 sets, or in his previous matches here or in the last month and a half ?

I've watched him a lot. I watched the entire match tonight. I'm sorry, but you can't say it's the fastest forehand on the tour when he has to hit about 10 of them to win a point. He only occasionally hits a flat. He hits it hard with a fair amount of top spin.

Don't get me wrong, it's a good shot, but it's safe. He usually goes up the middle of the court with it. I don't see his forehand as a huge shot. It's a weapon because he's consistent with it and he can flatten it out when he needs to. However, it's not huge. It's a hard shot with a lot of top spin. That makes it safe. If it was that huge, he'd end every point within 4 shots. It just looks huge because of how much he puts into it. The fact is Simon put 90% of them back to a good length.

Hendu
08-31-2008, 01:30 AM
:confused: Safe shot? If someone is retrieving your shot that means that your shot is slow? And do you think that if the shot is with top spin it is slow?

The more the top spin you use, the more control you have. The flatter you hit, the faster it goes.

That doesn't mean you can't hit very fast shots with top spin.

Del Potro can hit both very fast and flat forehands or heavy top spin forehands. There, the difference between fast and heavy balls.

And apart from that he does hit his FH very often very flat. Have you watched him in first 2 sets, or in his previous matches here or in the last month and a half ?

true.

Hendu
08-31-2008, 01:31 AM
I've watched him a lot. I watched the entire match tonight. I'm sorry, but you can't say it's the fastest forehand on the tour when he has to hit about 10 of them to win a point. He only occasionally hits a flat. He hits it hard with a fair amount of top spin.

Don't get me wrong, it's a good shot, but it's safe. He usually goes up the middle of the court with it. I don't see his forehand as a huge shot. It's a weapon because he's consistent with it and he can flatten it out when he needs to. However, it's not huge. It's a hard shot with a lot of top spin. That makes it safe. If it was that huge, he'd end every point within 4 shots. It just looks huge because of how much he puts into it. The fact is Simon put 90% of them back to a good length.

No, it didnt show today, but he flattens his forehand A LOT.

Rafa = Fed Killa
08-31-2008, 02:01 AM
Prince of Tennis will own this clown next round.

Acer
08-31-2008, 02:12 AM
Yuck

VolandriFan
08-31-2008, 02:12 AM
What a cute title :lol:

JMDP made the second week, that was my objective for him, I'm sure he wants to do more though.

LinkMage
08-31-2008, 02:37 AM
Good to see the pusher Simon out.

ChinoRios4Ever
08-31-2008, 02:45 AM
this Pony is unstoppable :yeah:

fast_clay
08-31-2008, 03:11 AM
jaaayssuuss... crowds are gettin their monies worth this week...

fast_clay
08-31-2008, 03:13 AM
Simon got to be the most overrated player in history. He beat Federer by just keeping the ball and he tried to do the same to Del Potro. Del Potro is probably itching to get Murray's mum back.

oh yeah... he was the guy who beat federer...

and they'll say...

but yeah.... like... federer was sh!t that year....

disagol
08-31-2008, 04:10 AM
Did anyone see the return winner hit by del po in the first set ? That was one of the fastest returns I've ever seen.

SheepleBuster
08-31-2008, 05:02 AM
oh yeah... he was the guy who beat federer...

and they'll say...

but yeah.... like... federer was sh!t that year.... Hey. Fish, Blake, Roddick, Stepanek, and Karlovic have also beaten Federer. Don't tell me all of those guys are great. He didn't even play that well in that match and Fed really handed it to him. I am not saying that Simon played badly tonight. I just think he is good as a counterpuncher really but did not do too much to beat Del Potro. He was gonna let Del Potro beat himself which it almost happened.

Nalbandian!!!
08-31-2008, 05:51 AM
Delpo Rocks !!!!!!!!!

Unstopable !

krystlel
08-31-2008, 05:52 AM
Great match, with a lot of hard fought rallies between both players. This was probably my favourite match so far this US Open. That point at 4-3 in the second set TB was ridiculous from Simon - it felt like Del Potro hit the equivalent of three winners but Simon still got back into it and finally turned defense into offense. Del Potro seemed like the slightly better player for most of it but Simon competed so well.

Tom Paulman
08-31-2008, 09:23 AM
Great catch, I had forgot about that lose.

Well, I TIRED to forget about it too, but I don't think I ever will. Most painful match I ever followed, I never bet on del Potro matches since then.

Blue Heart24
08-31-2008, 09:37 AM
Too good JMDP :yeah:
Simon played well but he just couldnt win this.

Mario000
08-31-2008, 09:44 AM
3 up, 4 to go

Tutu
08-31-2008, 09:54 AM
Good to see proper tennis beat Simon, whose game doesn't belong in the last 16.

:spit: Says the Murray fan.

Ouragan
08-31-2008, 11:03 AM
Good to see the pusher Simon out.

Really, I was pleasantly surprised at Simon's agressivness, whiptastic serves (though a low 1st server %age, sadly), there's definitely more to him than just push.

But DelPo was the better man yesterday, not in doubt

Beat
08-31-2008, 01:20 PM
should have been a semi-final. at least. congrats to both.

HNCS
08-31-2008, 02:58 PM
Prince of Tennis will own this clown next round.

:lol:

duhcity
08-31-2008, 03:12 PM
Hey Guys
Did you know Del Potro is THE HOTTEST PLAYER ON THE TOUR RIGHT NOW!??!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!


I've only heard that phrase you know, 700 times in a two hour span. Thank you CBS for making sure I know.

JoshDragon
08-31-2008, 05:11 PM
Crap. Simon, is one of my favorite players.

Matt01
08-31-2008, 06:22 PM
Del Pony :worship:

GlennMirnyi
08-31-2008, 10:18 PM
Joke of a player this Simon, couldn't hold his serve at all in the fifth.

scarecrows
09-01-2008, 02:26 PM
phew, good to see Simon out

hopefully Boredo follows

fco253
09-01-2008, 05:26 PM
I got this Simon's quote from ESPN... apparently he had been trash talking a bit before the match:

"I know he's playing good, but he has nothing unbelievable in his game," Simon said. "He's not hitting winners every time, so I have the time to play my game, and even if he's a good player, if the match lasts four or five sets, I think I'm better than him."

Juan, good way to make him eat his words...

Spes
09-01-2008, 05:28 PM
Del Pony continues to impress, no doubt.

ReturnWinner
09-01-2008, 05:29 PM
I got this Simon's quote from ESPN... apparently he had been trash talking a bit before the match:

"I know he's playing good, but he has nothing unbelievable in his game," Simon said. "He's not hitting winners every time, so I have the time to play my game, and even if he's a good player, if the match lasts four or five sets, I think I'm better than him."

Juan, good way to make him eat his words...

Simon not even hit a winner during the whole match :lol: silly commenting.