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Del Potro quietly gaining ground

koslav85
08-16-2009, 05:53 AM
Nobody is discussing how Delpo has very little points to defend thru end of the year. He is playing good tennis at the moment and in Montreal, Cincy, Us Open, Paris, and Shanghai he does not have that many points to defend, so he potentially can gain more points and move up in rankings more so then any other top 10 player, assuming he does well.

DJ Soup
08-16-2009, 06:02 AM
Delpo has to win matches. The rest comes along.

GlennMirnyi
08-16-2009, 06:02 AM
That's because everybody knows how big of a mug he is.

mgorganchian
08-16-2009, 06:03 AM
He will be 5 in the ranking if he wins with 5805 points and Roddick with 5800 but he will still be 6 in the race which means that he has not done better than the rest of the top 5 during 2009.

See the projected Race Points:
4. Roddick: 3940+ 360 = 4300
5. Djokovic: 4060+180 = 4240
6. Del Potro:3205+600= 3805 or 4205 if he wins.

I think it is possible that either Roddick or Del Potro can take Djokovic number 4 at the end of the year if they continue performing in the same way.

GlennMirnyi
08-16-2009, 06:10 AM
Why even considering such a thing?

Pony has no chance.

Bad Religion
08-16-2009, 06:14 AM
Nobody gices a shit about Del Pony

We all know this clown is not going to win Masters 1000 or make GS Finals anytime soon

MalwareDie
08-16-2009, 06:21 AM
It's because Mug Pony is a high tier mug. Nalbandian will use him as a a stool and show him who the real Argentine #1 is when he comes back.

ballbasher101
08-16-2009, 06:24 AM
I am surprised at how quickly he has improved. People forget that the guy is still only 20. It seems as if he has been playing for a long time but he is just beginning. In the words of Def Leppard: The best is yet to come.

GlennMirnyi
08-16-2009, 06:28 AM
I am surprised at how quickly he has improved. People forget that the guy is still only 20. It seems as if he has been playing for a long time but he is just beginning. In the words of Def Leppard: The best is yet to come.

21 this year, so no.

ballbasher101
08-16-2009, 06:32 AM
21 this year, so no.


Ok he will be turning 21 soon but he is still young and has got a lot to learn.

HKz
08-16-2009, 07:13 AM
Yeah I was also really surprised about how his game has changed, especially his mental game and movement around the court. I honestly thought he was going to be a typical tall player with shitty movement and no mental game, especially after he lost the double bagels to Roger at the Aussie Open. His movement on the court is staggering though.. For being 6'6", he moves extremely well I think. Of course it does help to be only 180 LBS at that height, but I have never seen anyone as tall as him move that well and balanced except for Safin, but he was still 2 inches shorter. And during this, he hammers the shit out of the ball. On top of that, he has had a lot of improvement on his mental game, especially these two weeks or so.

The era of the big men are coming perhaps? Murray 6'3", Del Potro 6'6", Tsonga 6'2" (210 LBS!). Would be interesting.

BigJohn
08-16-2009, 07:17 AM
He will be 5 in the ranking if he wins with 5805 points and Roddick with 5800 but he will still be 6 in the race which means that he has not done better than the rest of the top 5 during 2009.

See the projected Race Points:
4. Roddick: 3940+ 360 = 4300
5. Djokovic: 4060+180 = 4240
6. Del Potro:3205+600= 3805 or 4205 if he wins.

I think it is possible that either Roddick or Del Potro can take Djokovic number 4 at the end of the year if they continue performing in the same way.

Both Roddick and Del Potro should pass Djokovic.

Horatio Caine
08-16-2009, 07:23 AM
I think it is possible that either Roddick or Del Potro can take Djokovic number 4 at the end of the year if they continue performing in the same way.

Yes, very good chance. Although I'd rate Roddick's chances higher than Del Potro's tbh.

Should be an interesting 3-way battle over the last couple of months of the season. :yeah:

serveandvolley80
08-16-2009, 09:33 AM
I am trying to figure out these multiple posters with such spite and venom towards Del Potro, has he done something wrong? Has he hurt your puppy?

I am new here and i am sure that kind of bitterness exists among other players, but for some reason hes drawing a lot of hate.

But anyways, Del Potro's game reminds me of Safin when he was on(and not going mental), with the flat deep returns, powerful serve, and incredible movement for a big man. His net skills are good enough to stay top 5 or top 10 in the world for a long while, its just a matter of consistency something today's top players other then Nadal and Federer seem to be lacking. If he continues to improve there is no reason he can't win a slam in the near future. He is also one of the few flat forehand striker that has a chance at the french open as witnessed this year, his movement will definitely compensate for his lack of ability to hit a heavy top spin.

xohxmyx
08-16-2009, 10:51 AM
i got to ask the same question as serveandvolley80......
Why all the hate towards del potro? it seems unjustified (and dont think im biased because of my avatar:rolleyes:)

scoobs
08-16-2009, 10:55 AM
Del Potro will be challenging for the slams in the next few years I think - he has enough game, which he is learning all the time to get more and more out of. He has the right mentality too. His tennis bores the hell out of me, but it's effective and that's what matters. He's going to be hanging around a good while yet.

This is Sparta
08-16-2009, 10:57 AM
i got to ask the same question as serveandvolley80......
Why all the hate towards del potro? it seems unjustified (and dont think im biased because of my avatar:rolleyes:)

Because he has an unidimensional and ugly game, he is just mediocre.

xohxmyx
08-16-2009, 11:12 AM
Because he has an unidimensional and ugly game, he is just mediocre.

obviously im going to disagree with you:lol: but i suppose i can see what your saying,
his game doesnt have alot of variety(at the moment), although sometimes he does pull out something quite unexpected which shows (to me) that he has lots of potential to work with and with time and more play experience especially in big matches, he really could become something great

..MHO obviously

rubbERR
08-16-2009, 12:00 PM
again lifeless retards bashing guy who is only playing tennis, can human b any more retarded? :lol:

Sapeod
08-16-2009, 12:02 PM
again lifeless retards bashing guy who is only playing tennis, can human b any more retarded? :lol:
If you say this then stop bashing Murray and calling him a pusher then. Murray is just playing tennis as well, and yet you bash him and repeatedly call him a pusher who won't win anything big at least 4 times in each of his results thread.

Montego
08-16-2009, 12:06 PM
i got to ask the same question as serveandvolley80......
Why all the hate towards del potro? it seems unjustified (and dont think im biased because of my avatar:rolleyes:)

Because they are idiots :confused:

Hating / bashing player for his style / results is so damn low that it isn't even stupid or retarded. This is hopeless. Just ignore them. These internet trolls are like this small dog:

http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/7461/krzykacze.jpg

shawshank
08-16-2009, 12:51 PM
Because he has an unidimensional and ugly game, he is just mediocre.

Sorry, but you must be really blind. Delpo and ugly game?
He has the most spectacular game on tour right now. I just love his powerful shots. This is exectly the kind of tennis that most people appreciate, isn't it?

green25814
08-16-2009, 01:07 PM
Sorry, but you must be really blind. Delpo and ugly game?
He has the most spectacular game on tour right now. I just love his powerful shots. This is exectly the kind of tennis that most people appreciate, isn't it?

You appreciate ballbashing?

rubbERR
08-16-2009, 01:09 PM
ballbashing(:lol:)...del Potro usually plays counter punching tennis.

leng jai
08-16-2009, 01:10 PM
Sorry, but you must be really blind. Delpo and ugly game?
He has the most spectacular game on tour right now. I just love his powerful shots. This is exectly the kind of tennis that most people appreciate, isn't it?

Yep, endlessly pounding one pace groundies into the middle of the court until his opponent drops a short ball...rivetting stuff.

green25814
08-16-2009, 01:13 PM
ballbashing(:lol:)...del Potro usually plays counter punching tennis.

He doesnt vary pace, he doesnt slice, can't volley, he just bashes the ball over and over again with very good accuracy untill someone makes a mistake.

How can you find that entertaining?

rubbERR
08-16-2009, 01:15 PM
murray does almost the same he doesnt bash it he pushes it in. :lol:

green25814
08-16-2009, 01:18 PM
Murray slices, murray volleys, murray changes his pace, Murray can lob, Murray does what Potro does and then a bunch of other stuff. He doesnt rely on one facet. He changes his game based on who he's playing.

rubbERR
08-16-2009, 01:20 PM
del potro can lob, del potro can hit some volleys...he hit nice lobs against Nadal and played nice volleys against Roddick.

he cant slice but he doesnt need to because his strokes are strong. :lol:

tennishero
08-16-2009, 01:22 PM
He doesnt vary pace, he doesnt slice, can't volley, he just bashes the ball over and over again with very good accuracy untill someone makes a mistake.

How can you find that entertaining?

fOPxd3NDUmA

watch 5:18 and shut up.

green25814
08-16-2009, 01:24 PM
I cant watch videos on my computer. He may do something different every once in a while. That doesnt stop him from being one-dimensional.

If you don't believe me, watch what Murray does to him today.

rubbERR
08-16-2009, 01:27 PM
And? isnt it obvious that Murray is thesedays best hardcourt player and he is almost unbeatable hardcourt surface. :lol:

green25814
08-16-2009, 01:30 PM
Murray will beat Potro with his varying changes of pace and shot selection. If Del Potro wants to win slams, he will have to further develop his game. Thats all I'm saying.

rubbERR
08-16-2009, 01:32 PM
no doubt about that :lol:

Burrow
08-16-2009, 02:06 PM
Delpo has to win matches. The rest comes along.

http://healthhabits.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/captainobvious.jpg

delpiero7
08-16-2009, 03:37 PM
He doesnt vary pace, he doesnt slice, can't volley, he just bashes the ball over and over again with very good accuracy untill someone makes a mistake.

How can you find that entertaining?

I'm guessing you haven't watched him play in the last 2 or 3 months then? Unless 'can't volley' means comparing somebody to Edberg.

Serenidad
08-16-2009, 04:05 PM
He can't quietly gain ground if you make threads!

Matt01
08-16-2009, 04:10 PM
I'm guessing you haven't watched him play in the last 2 or 3 months then? Unless 'can't volley' means comparing somebody to Edberg.


:wavey:

Serenidad
08-16-2009, 04:16 PM
:wavey:

:speakles: You are emoting a lot today.

You must be happily in love with 11 time slam champions. :inlove:

Chiseller
08-16-2009, 05:45 PM
http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/7461/krzykacze.jpg

:lol:

dombrfc
08-15-2010, 11:35 PM
Nobody gices a shit about Del Pony

We all know this clown is not going to win Masters 1000 or make GS Finals anytime soon

;)

Ben.
08-15-2010, 11:43 PM
He was half right lol.

straitup
08-15-2010, 11:49 PM
This is a great bump :worship: . Too bad it's kinda the opposite situation now

green25814
08-15-2010, 11:49 PM
Del Pony is still a mug, a mentally strong mug but a mug all the same.

Matt01
08-16-2010, 12:28 AM
Del Pony is still a mug, a mentally strong mug but a mug all the same.


We are all mugs.

n8
08-16-2010, 01:12 AM
This is a great bump :worship: . Too bad it's kinda the opposite situation now

The bump came about 48 weeks too late!

Sapeod
08-16-2010, 01:18 AM
That's because everybody knows how big of a mug he is.
:bigclap:

Sapeod
08-16-2010, 01:29 AM
Why even considering such a thing?

Pony has no chance.
:lol:

Serenidad
08-16-2010, 06:56 AM
Brands gaining ground too going to replicate Del Potro's USO win.

Orka_n
08-16-2010, 11:05 AM
Brands gaining ground too going to replicate Del Potro's USO win.Congratulations, first person on MTF I add to my ignore list. :worship:

decrepitude
08-16-2010, 01:19 PM
Congratulations, first person on MTF I add to my ignore list. :worship:

Ditto. It started out quite funny, although not very, now it's just infuriating.

Fedal2010
08-16-2010, 01:41 PM
Jesus why is Daniel Brands loved that much on this board?
He´s nothing but a ball basher and moves like Del Potro with a broken leg..

Montego
08-16-2010, 04:05 PM
Brands gaining ground too going to replicate Del Potro's USO win.

Joke repeated once is funny, joke repeated 100 times is annoying and crap.