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IW 3R: JM Del Potro vs A. Dolgopolov

LocoPorElTenis
03-13-2011, 12:09 AM
Very interesting third round matchup. Highly contrasting styles, both could have advanced further with a kinder draw. Who wins? Vote and dicuss.

tsmile789
03-13-2011, 12:14 AM
I'm routing for my dawg!!! I love how he plays all around court and his tactics are very tricky, I'll never see what's coming...but who knows JM del potro is on fire right now!!

Orka_n
03-13-2011, 12:38 AM
Dolgo in 3.

duong
03-13-2011, 12:41 AM
I don't know (my bet rather was on Dolgo before the tournament in this part of the draw),

but it may be a key match for the rest of the tournament with Murray out and Söderling with a fever : the winner has a chance to reach the semi.

And if Del Po reached the semi he would be ranked back around 50 nearly not needing a protected ranking anymore.

HDW
03-13-2011, 12:41 AM
delpo in 3

rubbERR
03-13-2011, 12:46 AM
Talk about being overrated, Dolgo already 10 votes :lol:

Elbarto
03-13-2011, 12:47 AM
Del Potro in 2 sets,

he needs to save energy in order to beat Soderling next round, so I hope high first serve percentage and huge forehands to overpower Dolgo

Sunset of Age
03-13-2011, 12:47 AM
Might well be silly, but I'm going with Dolgo in three. :angel:

rubbERR
03-13-2011, 12:51 AM
u guys smoking something, dolgopolov is very bad server, he serves lot of pace but always under 50%, delpo should make him pay for it

shoustar89
03-13-2011, 12:53 AM
Dog will catch the Pony in three sets.

Chartreuse
03-13-2011, 12:57 AM
Del Potro.

He is just warming up to eventually win USO this year.

Sonja1989
03-13-2011, 12:58 AM
Del Potro in 3. :) I hope he isn't very tired.

ossie
03-13-2011, 01:01 AM
i don't think del potro is ready to beat dolgo. his performance against flukicic was too mediocre to give him a chance against dolgo.

v-money
03-13-2011, 01:04 AM
Really hope Dolgopolov wins this but I think the advantage goes to Del Potro. Del Porto has this strange game of being a ball basher but putting the ball in the court, so Dolgo will really have to slow down and play some good defense and be patient, which is not usually his style. If both play their game, Del Potro wins, but if Dolgopolov adjusts and plays smart then he will have a chance.

Jomp1
03-13-2011, 01:06 AM
Del Potro will win in straights.

rubbERR
03-13-2011, 01:09 AM
Reading the comments and seeing amount of votes i would think he is playing next against Federer or Djokovic, of course against Nadal he would b favorite in VOTES because people are crazy. :lol:

coonster14
03-13-2011, 01:10 AM
VAMOS Del Potro! But I like Dolgo's unique style, just really looking forward to the match.

Orka_n
03-13-2011, 01:10 AM
Reading the comments and seeing amount of votes i would think he is playing next against Federer or Djokovic, of course against Nadal he would b favorite in VOTES because people are crazy. :lol:Say that after the match.

rubbERR
03-13-2011, 01:13 AM
Say that after the match.

Hes very beatable by any decent player, he is just getting hype for nothing, very mediocre player.

Gilles Simon beat him 6-4 6-4 in Sydney, Roddick beat him 6-4 6-1 in Brisbane

He FLUKED to Quarterfinal Australian open and has only one career final, what makes him favorite this match?

NOTHING, its because people are incredibly stupid.

Orka_n
03-13-2011, 01:18 AM
Hes very beatable by any decent player, he is just getting hype for nothing.

Gilles Simon beat him 6-4 6-4 in Sydney, Roddick beat him 6-4 6-1 in Brisbane

He FLUKED to Quarterfinal Australian open and has only one career final, what makes him favorite this match?

NOTHING, its because people are incredibly stupid.Stop whining. Laugh if you will if Delpo wins this match, until then:

http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae311/Orka_n/Berdychhush.jpg?t=1299979049

rubbERR
03-13-2011, 01:25 AM
Stop whining. Laugh if you will if Delpo wins this match, until then:

http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae311/Orka_n/Berdychhush.jpg?t=1299979049

No, im just laughing because people create these stupid predictions for nothing and not what is happening on court, he is picked over Delpo because people believe he is gonna b good and is new fresh face tour top 30.

Sunset of Age
03-13-2011, 01:34 AM
Stop whining. Laugh if you will if Delpo wins this match, until then:

http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae311/Orka_n/Berdychhush.jpg?t=1299979049

:haha: :yeah: ;)

rubbERR
03-13-2011, 01:35 AM
Why u exacly telling me not to cry when u do it all the time? Fuc**ng twisted world. :lol:

cobalt60
03-13-2011, 01:38 AM
who would have ever thought that for a 3r we'd have the dog and pony show. :( I will be fine with whomever wins. :p

rocketassist
03-13-2011, 03:04 AM
Dolgo the poor man's Rios. His backhand angles should have the robot running out of gas quickly.

.-Federers_Mate-.
03-13-2011, 03:40 AM
Delpo knows how to treat a lady. However this lady doesn't deserve respect. Delpo in two 6-2 6-3.

Mjau!
03-13-2011, 03:45 AM
Very high quality 3r match! :yeah: Nice clash of styles too!

tennizen
03-13-2011, 03:46 AM
Delpo in 3

FiBeR
03-13-2011, 03:49 AM
18-19 Delpo-Dolgo

TMJordan
03-13-2011, 03:55 AM
The better player.


Alexandr Dolgopolov

Matt01
03-13-2011, 04:21 AM
The better player.


Alexandr Dolgopolov


You must accidently written the wrong name because Del Potro is the better player by far :o

shiaben
03-13-2011, 04:34 AM
Potro in 2.

A 6-4 6-4 win over Hanescu is not convincing.

CelesteBlanca
03-13-2011, 05:22 AM
Dolgo in 3.

Delpo seems not in good form. Poor first serve. But I think he will not lose in str8 'cause mental strength is still here.

rubbERR
03-13-2011, 05:30 AM
His bad form is same as Dolgos good form.

Elbarto
03-13-2011, 06:29 AM
Dolgo in 3.

Delpo seems not in good form. Poor first serve. But I think he will not lose in str8 'cause mental strength is still here.

don't forget that Delpo can raise his level during key points ( break points, tie-breaks ) and even if he is far to his best level he can play like a decent top 20 player, which is enough to beat Dolgo,

Dolgo is a good player especially on clay ( his favorite surface ), but on hard court I think Delpo should have the last word

swisht4u
03-13-2011, 06:44 AM
Should be be a good match.
Dolgo has a pretty good game but how will it work against heavy nonstop shots pushing him back.
I'll go with Potro in 3, he has the mental part and can land heavy blows under pressure.

TMJordan
03-13-2011, 06:52 AM
You must accidently written the wrong name because Del Potro is the better player by far :o

Absolutley not.

DJ Soup
03-13-2011, 07:03 AM
Absolutley not.

yeah man, Delpo is a much better player. His mental strength is one of the best of the tour. It used to be even better than Rafa's, let's see if he can get there again.

VolandriFan
03-13-2011, 07:04 AM
So excited for this match. I think Del Potro will take it.

LocoPorElTenis
03-13-2011, 09:01 AM
Should be a good one... Delpo still too rusty though, I give the edge to Dolgo in 3.

abraxas21
03-13-2011, 09:24 AM
pony

Getta
03-13-2011, 10:11 AM
hope so.

duong
03-13-2011, 10:12 AM
Potro in 2.

A 6-4 6-4 win over Hanescu is not convincing.

Dolgopolov is not used to making bagels, rather winning tight matches and improving as far as the match goes on (a typical score from him is 3-6 7-5 6-2).

And Hanescu had defeated Seppi before.

vn01
03-13-2011, 10:23 AM
Del Potro in 3 :rocker2:

locyka19
03-13-2011, 10:25 AM
Although Del Potro is improving, at the moment Dolgopolov is in better form. Hope Del Potro will win it, but Dolgopolov has better chances slightly.

Certinfy
03-13-2011, 11:40 AM
Del Potro in 3 :D

tealeaves
03-13-2011, 11:57 AM
Del Potro in 3 :)

henke007
03-13-2011, 12:01 PM
Delpo to take out this girl in str8s

Blackbriar
03-13-2011, 12:20 PM
i vote for the guy who can make slices, chips, volleys, dropshots. real tennis, and not ball-bashing.

duong
03-13-2011, 12:28 PM
i vote for the guy who can make slices, chips, volleys, dropshots. real tennis, and not ball-bashing.

yesterday I saw Del Potro playing a beautiful dropshot :lol:

anyway Del Po is not that bad at making all of those things imo : he has some touch, better than Söderling imo even if he makes those things less often than Söd.

aberdons
03-13-2011, 01:24 PM
Del Potro in 2, Dolgo is nowhere near his level

tennishero
03-13-2011, 01:36 PM
probably delpo in 3.

Iván
03-13-2011, 01:40 PM
what a match, cant wait

Raiden
03-13-2011, 02:11 PM
yesterday I saw Del Potro playing a beautiful dropshot :lol:

anyway Del Po is not that bad at making all of those things imo : he has some touch, better than Söderling imo even if he makes those things less often than Söd.Thank you for setting the record straight.

Delpo has more touch than quiet a significant amount of the relative midgets that face him.

!VamosRafa!
03-13-2011, 03:04 PM
It will be a long 3 set match,but i THINK dolgo will win:sad:
GL delpony!:)

Sonja1989
03-13-2011, 03:10 PM
^^I'm tired because of one user negative posts always. :o
(I think he knows who.)

The Magician
03-13-2011, 03:23 PM
yesterday I saw Del Potro playing a beautiful dropshot :lol:

anyway Del Po is not that bad at making all of those things imo : he has some touch, better than Söderling imo even if he makes those things less often than Söd.

Yeah and a bull in a china shop has more touch than a bulldozer :o I have nothing against Del Po but he has no variety or touch, his main value on the tour is that he is not a choker against Nadull like Mugray and Fakervic, giving us a vain hope of some competition in the next few years.

star
03-13-2011, 03:30 PM
^^I'm tired because of one user negative posts always. :o
(I think he knows who.)

:hug: The "ignore" feature is your friend.

Sonja1989
03-13-2011, 03:59 PM
:hug: The "ignore" feature is your friend.

:hug: Yeah, this is the solution. :)

Roger the Dodger
03-13-2011, 07:16 PM
Really hope Dolgopolov wins this but I think the advantage goes to Del Potro. Del Porto has this strange game of being a ball basher but putting the ball in the court, so Dolgo will really have to slow down and play some good defense and be patient, which is not usually his style. If both play their game, Del Potro wins, but if Dolgopolov adjusts and plays smart then he will have a chance.

That strange style is called bashballpushing. :secret:
He's either a ballbashing pusher or a pushy ballbasher - whichever way you like it.


i vote for the guy who can make slices, chips, volleys, dropshots. real tennis, and not ball-bashing.

Me too! Variety variety, even if its a battle between sexes.:cool:

Yeah and a bull in a china shop has more touch than a bulldozer :o I have nothing against Del Po but he has no variety or touch, his main value on the tour is that he is not a choker against Nadull like Mugray and Fakervic, giving us a vain hope of some competition in the next few years.

I don't know why this poster is disreputed as a troll. Makes sense more than half the time.

latso
03-13-2011, 08:38 PM
Del Potro in 2 sets,

he needs to save energy in order to beat Soderling next round, so I hope high first serve percentage and huge forehands to overpower Dolgo
Dolgopolov wins Kohlschreiber in next round...:rolleyes:

Sapeod
03-13-2011, 08:46 PM
Del Potro struggled against Ljubicic....

Dolgopolov should win...

sergiodc
03-14-2011, 01:16 AM
Delpo in 2

Elbarto
03-14-2011, 01:54 AM
Del Potro struggled against Ljubicic....

Dolgopolov should win...

I see no link between these 2 statements,

Ljubicic was the defending champion and Delpo plays with a decent tennis level,


Indian Wells is not played on clay, it will be a hard task for Dolgo if he wants to overpower Delpo's forehands, maybe the game will be too fast for the young Ukrainian

disagol
03-14-2011, 05:00 AM
As much as I'd like Delpo to take this one, Dolgo's form is ATM better than pony's. If delpo finds his old movement and first serve, he will beat him, otherwise it could go anywhere.

Xristos
03-14-2011, 05:51 AM
Del Potro will win in straights.

This.

Blackbriar
03-14-2011, 02:27 PM
I don't know why this poster is disreputed as a troll. Makes sense more than half the time.

Truth hurts. If you call Del Potro by what he really is, a ballbashing pusher, you may not make new friends.

UsD.AnDreS
03-14-2011, 02:49 PM
A bit scared for DelPo up there.. Imo Dolgo is a huge threat to any relatively average mover on court(proved it against Sod),especially on a good day. Think Dolgo is more likely to take it, but rooting for Juan.

duong
03-14-2011, 04:13 PM
A bit scared for DelPo up there.. Imo Dolgo is a huge threat to any relatively average mover on court(proved it against Sod),especially on a good day. Think Dolgo is more likely to take it, but rooting for Juan.

I think exactly the same, and Dolgo is a great counterpuncher, likes to slice, dramatic changes of pace, I think he has a good game to defeat Del Po, as he did with Söderling.

But yes Dolgo is quite irregular.

Besides like you I root for Del Po as I want him to go back and climb the rankings quickly : he should not be number 80 in the world :shrug:

Orka_n
03-14-2011, 04:22 PM
Ljubicic was the defending champion and Delpo plays with a decent tennis level,

Indian Wells is not played on clay, it will be a hard task for Dolgo if he wants to overpower Delpo's forehands, maybe the game will be too fast for the young UkrainianI'd be surprised if Dolgo tried to overpower Del Potro today. Dolgo is probably gonna to try to mix it up instead, make Delpo run to the net etc. Dolgo has variety enough to do that.

Delpo's highest level is better than anything we have seen of Dolgopolov so far in his career, but Delpo is currently not close to that form. This will be an interesting match for sure.

Nole fan
03-14-2011, 05:17 PM
Now this is a match up I want to see. Dolgo in 3.

Helevorn
03-14-2011, 05:24 PM
Potro in 2.

A 6-4 6-4 win over Hanescu is not convincing.

This is an usual Dolgopolov score. I would rather be preoccupied about a 5-7 6-4 6-2 win against an old bald guy who retired 1-6 1-0 against Bubka in his last match less than one month ago!

duong
03-14-2011, 05:32 PM
This is an usual Dolgopolov score. I would rather be preoccupied about a 5-7 6-4 6-2 win against an old bald guy who retired 1-6 1-0 against Bubka in his last match less than one month ago!

Really ?

Indeed I thought the typical Dolgopolov score was 3-6 7-5 6-2 :confused:

that's what I often saw from my memories : improve with the match going on and cruising in third set after taking the better in the end of a tight second set.

Actually he also almost did the same in grand slam format against Söderling (more shaky against Söd as Söd recovered in 4th set) and especially Tsonga.

born_on_clay
03-14-2011, 05:47 PM
Del Po in 2

Sapeod
03-14-2011, 06:09 PM
I see no link between these 2 statements,

Ljubicic was the defending champion and Delpo plays with a decent tennis level,


Indian Wells is not played on clay, it will be a hard task for Dolgo if he wants to overpower Delpo's forehands, maybe the game will be too fast for the young Ukrainian
Ljubicic is playing terrible and retired agaunst Bubka after losing the first set 6-1.
Del potro struggled to beat him....

Dolgopolov won in straights....

rocketassist
03-14-2011, 06:17 PM
Vamos Andy Carroll.

nsidhan
03-14-2011, 07:50 PM
Dolgopolov beat ball basher Soderling at the AO and he will do the same to ball basher Pony today.

rubbERR
03-14-2011, 07:52 PM
Dolgopolov beat ball basher Soderling at the AO and he will do the same to ball basher Pony today.

Delpo is not that type of player, he doesnt miss often, i wouldnt call him ballbasher.He takes some risks WHICH IS NORMAL but can play very passively at times.

rocketassist
03-14-2011, 07:53 PM
its called ballbashing when u hit or miss, Delpo is not that type of player, he doesnt miss often.

Cause he doesn't go for his shots, most of his big hitting is right down the middle of the court with lots of margin for error.

rubbERR
03-14-2011, 07:56 PM
Cause he doesn't go for his shots, most of his big hitting is right down the middle of the court with lots of margin for error.

he does go when needs to go, thats different type of variety, thats also smart.

nsidhan
03-14-2011, 08:02 PM
Pony is no where near his summer 09 form of dealing with variety and low balls. So I think he will find beating Dolgo very difficult. But I want him to win though!

evilmindbulgaria
03-14-2011, 08:45 PM
A tough one for Del Potro, hopefully he wins in straights.

Nadull_tard
03-14-2011, 10:39 PM
Big pressure on Pony here, he's the last person who can save top half from reaching the peak of clownship.

Poirot123
03-14-2011, 11:15 PM
Del Potro takes this match in straights...

locyka19
03-14-2011, 11:27 PM
Feel so sorry for this draw.Both very unlucky with the draw.

sergiodc
03-15-2011, 03:58 AM
This is an usual Dolgopolov score. I would rather be preoccupied about a 5-7 6-4 6-2 win against an old bald guy who retired 1-6 1-0 against Bubka in his last match less than one month ago! :haha:LMAO!!! as I said, Juan Martin smoked Dolgopolov in 2 ... and Delpo playin' just fifthy percent of his potential.

Raiden
03-15-2011, 04:41 AM
LMAO!


Thank god there was enough of us who predicted the right outcome ahead of time.


Pony ate the Dolg as if he was hotdog