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AO R1: Del Potro def. Russell 6-4 6-4 3-6 6-2

Arkulari
01-18-2010, 07:31 AM
Juan :rolleyes:

He totally lost it in the third set after fighting with the chair umpire and I think his wrist isn't as well as it should be, he lacked a bit of firepower in this match

BTW: a three hour match in R128 is EXACTLY what he needs :rolleyes:

rubbERR
01-18-2010, 07:32 AM
his form was expected, he didnt practice single minute last 5 days because that wrist tendinitis

rubbERR
01-18-2010, 07:39 AM
Juan :rolleyes:

He totally lost it in the third set after fighting with the chair umpire and I think his wrist isn't as well as it should be, he lacked a bit of firepower in this match

BTW: a three hour match in R128 is EXACTLY what he needs :rolleyes:

lacked firepower?he lacked consistency because he didnt practice last days.

Speed of Light
01-18-2010, 07:40 AM
Pot Smoke never looked dangerous... he was finding it hard to keep up with a 31 year old... i am sure if he had played muggay today he would have been straight setted based on form, such is the piteous condition of pork chop... just all fluke, this one slam wonder...

Calidreth
01-18-2010, 07:43 AM
Del Po won't make it far in this tourney -- would like him to but the court is moving too slow and his injury will just get worse

rubbERR
01-18-2010, 07:44 AM
you tools he wasnt playing well because he didnt practice last days, try to read -.- mugs.

rubbERR
01-18-2010, 07:45 AM
injury get worse? guy served 21 aces and hit 54 winners, just lacked consistency...made 61 errors

delpo lost set to kollerer last year us open and he still won tournament and destroyed rafa. :lol:

Arkulari
01-18-2010, 07:47 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ASBE5X70L._SL500_.jpg

orangehat
01-18-2010, 07:55 AM
Rubberrr comes out of hiding when "Del Potro" comes up in the thread title :rolleyes:

rubbERR
01-18-2010, 08:26 AM
Rubberrr comes out of hiding when "Del Potro" comes up in the thread title :rolleyes:

i wasnt hiding :o, i had quite serious surgery two months ago so...i was in hospital 3 weeks

StevoTG
01-18-2010, 08:45 AM
After lacking a bit of practice and carrying an injury, any win is a good one. That said, I hope that being on court for so long won't have aggravated his wrist. Good stuff Juan :)

-Valhalla-
01-18-2010, 08:47 AM
Russell's no joke - he's a wily veteran and was striking the ball extremely well tonite. I remember watching him at '07 RG against Fed and he gave him fits in that 1st set.

Delpo's wrist appears to be okay and he was serving some serious bombs in the 4th set. All in all, a good workout for Delps.

rubbERR
01-18-2010, 08:50 AM
Q. How do you feel physically?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Well, of course, I don't feel hundred percent, but I am feel better than yesterday, and I hope be better for tomorrow, for Wednesday, in my next match.

Q. Does it hurt when you play?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: A little bit. After two hours match the pain came and I feel a little bit, but I can play. Of course, if I be here, I want to win matches.

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/interviews/2010-01-18/201001181263807827312.html

ossie
01-18-2010, 09:51 AM
Q. How do you feel physically?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Well, of course, I don't feel hundred percent, but I am feel better than yesterday, and I hope be better for tomorrow, for Wednesday, in my next match.

Q. Does it hurt when you play?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: A little bit. After two hours match the pain came and I feel a little bit, but I can play. Of course, if I be here, I want to win matches.

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/interviews/2010-01-18/201001181263807827312.htmldont like the sound of that :sad:

Ferrero Forever
01-18-2010, 10:03 AM
I think the pain came when the umpire wouldn't let him challenge. he just cracked it, and it took ages for him to calm down.

rubbERR
01-18-2010, 10:07 AM
:lol:

cobalt60
01-18-2010, 10:48 AM
Yes sir re !!! Pony man :banana:
Mike :hatoff:

Ilovetheblues_86
01-18-2010, 11:12 AM
Russell is a venerable legend from USA.

Rafa#Uno:-)
01-18-2010, 11:24 AM
yes del-po has a little weakness in his temperament
people have seen that before
he can look extremely calm
but sometimes he gets frustrated like........
if he overcome that he can be better....

Foxy
01-18-2010, 11:47 AM
dont like the sound of that :sad:

True. When he cools off it could be even worse...
Not good. I never considered him a big fave even before the injury, though.

ArgieFan
01-18-2010, 12:43 PM
Really good player this Russell, lots of talent there...

Noleta
01-18-2010, 12:46 PM
3hours match was a good practice for him:shrug:Think he'll improve by match:DVamos Juan:bounce:

tennishero
01-18-2010, 01:06 PM
russel played really well, this match doesnt mean much.. expect delpo to reach QF at least

kyleskywalker007
01-18-2010, 01:08 PM
I really like the bright green/yellow outfit. I think he looks smashing on it, what do you guys think?

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/photos/2010-01-18/201001181263802008950.html?glryid=players/atpd683

tennishero
01-18-2010, 01:13 PM
yea its good, he wore yellow/black for RG too

ossie
01-18-2010, 01:44 PM
cmoon delpotroooooo we love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!

Noleta
01-18-2010, 02:17 PM
I really like the bright green/yellow outfit. I think he looks smashing on it, what do you guys think?

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/photos/2010-01-18/201001181263802008950.html?glryid=players/atpd683

Can't see it:shrug:

DartMarcus
01-18-2010, 02:19 PM
Good effort by Mike! :hug:

Ivanatis
01-18-2010, 02:21 PM
not bad from Mikey here

Angle Queen
01-18-2010, 02:27 PM
I thought Russell carried himself well. Thoughtful player who's made the best of what he had.

That said, good win for Juan. Ice that wrist, man.

.-Federers_Mate-.
01-18-2010, 02:46 PM
Hes overated thats it..how many autographs did he sign for the fans afterwards

Michael Bluth
01-18-2010, 04:06 PM
Russell put up a good fight but Juan was too big for him.

Arkulari
01-18-2010, 04:12 PM
I really like the bright green/yellow outfit. I think he looks smashing on it, what do you guys think?

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/photos/2010-01-18/201001181263802008950.html?glryid=players/atpd683

yes, it looks awesome :D

sammy01
01-18-2010, 04:13 PM
total mental breakdown in set 3, or it would have been straights. he wasn't playing well but is through and with every match he can look to improve.

mark73
01-18-2010, 06:51 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ASBE5X70L._SL500_.jpg

I dont grammar book. My grammar good. Meat good.

KarlyM
01-18-2010, 09:35 PM
What a good fight from Russell. :worship: He made a number of great shots during the match - I loved the split! :eek:

Delpo arguing with the umpire - funny stuff. :lol: I hope his wrist is alright. :)

superslam77
01-18-2010, 09:55 PM
Very good to watch this Russell.