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Nadal:Del Potro Will Reach Top 4 in 2012

Warrior
12-06-2011, 10:18 PM
http://www.livetennisguide.com/2011/12/06/rafael-nadal-juan-martin-del-potro-will-reach-top-4-in-2012/

he will be a very good player. It’s clear that he’s a candidate for No. 1. He will be amongst the first four players in the world next year. He’s a very complete player. He doesn’t have any cracks in his game. He’s very solid. He will be unstoppable next year if the wrist injury allows him.

MatchFederer
12-06-2011, 10:19 PM
Del Potro will win maybe 22 or so Slams so he's certainly the future.

helvet empire
12-06-2011, 10:20 PM
http://www.livetennisguide.com/2011/12/06/rafael-nadal-juan-martin-del-potro-will-reach-top-4-in-2012/

he will be a very good player. It’s clear that he’s a candidate for No. 1. He will be amongst the first four players in the world next year. He’s a very complete player. He doesn’t have any cracks in his game. He’s very solid. He will be unstoppable next year if the wrist injury allows him.

what a troll this nadull!:lol::lol::lol:
does he seriously think del mugro will take over either fed or murray? Or maybe he meant himself will drop out of top 4 and DP will replace him, in which case he might be right:worship:

Matt01
12-06-2011, 10:35 PM
Very nice of Rafa to say this. :awww:

Hopefully he's right and JMDP will be back where he belongs next year.

Sham Kay
12-06-2011, 10:38 PM
Looks like Nadal and Fed have perfectly honed the fine art of loading pressure upon their rivals' shoulders.

emotion
12-06-2011, 10:39 PM
He's the most likely to go with current play :confused:
And I think he's wrong

Sunset of Age
12-06-2011, 10:41 PM
Nothing wrong with Rafa's words, he's just being very courtagious and friendly.

Slice Winner
12-06-2011, 10:44 PM
Looks like Nadal and Fed have perfectly honed the fine art of loading pressure upon their rivals' shoulders.

This.
Humbalito strikes again.

MatchFederer
12-06-2011, 10:44 PM
Del Potro is a scary foe who can burn very brightly for periods as was experienced by Roger in the 2009 US Open final, but even this year against Djokovic and Nadal in RG and Wimbledon respectively. His shit wrist injury held him back for a long time and he's long overdue a real run of form now and a revisit to the top 5, in my opinion. In fact, he might have a chance for a Major next year for realz.

Slice Winner
12-06-2011, 10:45 PM
Nothing wrong with Rafa's words, he's just being very courtagious and friendly.

Contagious? Courteous? Courageous? :P

Slice Winner
12-06-2011, 10:47 PM
Del Potro is a scary foe who can burn very brightly for periods as was experienced by Roger in the 2009 US Open final, but even this year against Djokovic and Nadal in RG and Wimbledon respectively. His shit wrist injury held him back for a long time and he's long overdue a real run of form now and a revisit to the top 5, in my opinion. In fact, he might have a chance for a Major next year for realz.

Like all ballbashers, he will have a hot streak, and then play crap for the rest of the year. Book it.

He looked good against Nadal, on the baseline, but Nadal isn't 100% or even close to it.
I wouldn't be surprised if he made a slam final though, but I would put money that he won't be ranked above #5 - Nadal was just being overly courtagious because he won the match.

MatchFederer
12-06-2011, 10:49 PM
Like all ballbashers, he will have a hot streak, and then play crap for the rest of the year. Book it.

He looked good against Nadal, on the baseline, but Nadal isn't 100% or even close to it.
I wouldn't be surprised if he made a slam final though, but I would put money that he won't be ranked above #5 - Nadal was just being overly courtagious because he won the match.

I'll book it, babe. :hearts:

Sunset of Age
12-06-2011, 10:57 PM
Contagious? Courteous? Courageous? :P

You understood me well, didn't you? :ras:

Slice Winner
12-06-2011, 11:12 PM
You understood me well, didn't you? :ras:

I was just playing around :):devil:

Sunset of Age
12-06-2011, 11:17 PM
I was just playing around :):devil:

:p ;)

Topspindoctor
12-06-2011, 11:20 PM
Nadal giving false hope to the guy. There is no way he'll be top 5 again.

Mjau!
12-06-2011, 11:46 PM
Nothing wrong with Rafa's words, he's just being very courtagious and friendly.

Eh, no! He's sneakily dissing the other top-4 players. :rolleyes:

shiaben
12-06-2011, 11:47 PM
Maybe these words can motivate him to challenge Murray and Tsonga :D

Sauletekis
12-06-2011, 11:52 PM
Can you hear this, Murray? Hasta la vista, and never come back!!! You won't be missed!

shiaben
12-07-2011, 12:01 AM
Can you hear this, Murray? Hasta la vista, and never come back!!! You won't be missed!

I can see that with either Del Potro or Tsonga having such an impression on their face. It would be for the better for the sport unless Murray can eventually refine his forehand.

Topspindoctor
12-07-2011, 12:05 AM
Can you hear this, Murray? Hasta la vista, and never come back!!! You won't be missed!

Mugray is a lesser evil than Del Mugtro tbh

Saberq
12-07-2011, 12:12 AM
Murray is a death match up for Delpo

jayjay
12-07-2011, 12:14 AM
Nadal giving false hope to the guy. There is no way he'll be top 5 again.

Wish I could have a bet with you on that - it's so nice when people are willing to give away free money.

shiaben
12-07-2011, 12:15 AM
The funny thing about Murray and Del Potro match-up is this.

Tennis loses in the worst way ever.

Murray doesn't defeat him so much via technique. He defeats more relying on fitness. How pathetic is that? So Del Potro has the talent and tools to defeat Murray anywhere at anytime, but the problem is, his fitness lets him down, and thanks to that, Murray can defeat him at slams in that manner.

helvet empire
12-07-2011, 01:34 AM
Eh, no! He's sneakily dissing the other top-4 players. :rolleyes:

well him entering the top 4 would be difficult without someone exiting the top 4, wouldn't it?:confused::confused:
so yes he's attacking the rest of the top 4 in a very decieving manner:mad::mad:

Pirata.
12-07-2011, 01:40 AM
I wonder who he's banking on to leave? :haha:

@Sweet Cleopatra
12-07-2011, 02:03 AM
I need to see more matches of DelPotro to judge his chances in 2012. He is scary good but he needs consistency.

shiaben
12-07-2011, 02:20 AM
I wonder who he's banking on to leave? :haha:

*cough* Mugray *cough*

Topspindoctor
12-07-2011, 02:23 AM
I wonder who he's banking on to leave? :haha:

Obviously Mugray ;)

tripwires
12-07-2011, 02:27 AM
I'd take del Potro over Murray any day. I think Nadal might actually be right if del Potro plays consistently and isn't hampered by his wrist injury.

Maybe Nadal would fall out of the top 4. :lol:

freeandlonely
12-07-2011, 02:28 AM
So Nadal will drop out of top4 next year?

stewietennis
12-07-2011, 03:31 AM
Rafa had some nice words for the defeated Del Potro, who was clearly feeling bad about the loss, and it's immediately turned into a negative.

mooncreek
12-07-2011, 03:51 AM
We know that Nadal fears playing del Potro so it does make sense that he'd believe this can happen. It's not too far-fetched since del Potro did (briefly) get to #4 before. I don't see him physically able to sustain that ranking but he's capable of giving a scare to anybody when he clicks.

coolfish1103
12-07-2011, 03:53 AM
So Nadal will drop out of top4 next year?

Sounds like it?

Federer
Djokovic
Murray
Del Potro
Nadal
Tsonga
Ferrer
Berdych

:eek:

shiaben
12-07-2011, 04:03 AM
It's going to be a lot harder to return to the top 4 when Tsonga's chasing Murray's tail. But we shall see.

swisht4u
12-07-2011, 05:23 AM
DelPo ended #11 this year, skipped tournaments and didn't play consistently especially late in the year.

Pretty good ranking for not being near your best.
He should improve a lot, if just the endurance is improved without anything else he'll move up some spots.

tripwires
12-07-2011, 05:26 AM
Tsonga vs. del Potro would be interesting.

I hope there's some shake-up at the top next year. Things have been quite same-y the past few years.

Lurking
12-07-2011, 05:37 AM
I wonder who he's banking on to leave? :haha:

Himself.

Sauletekis
12-07-2011, 05:51 AM
Mugray is a lesser evil than Del Mugtro tbh

At least D-pot has way more mental strenghtness than Mugray. He went to his first final of a slam and he won to the master of the game. Mugray didn't even won a set in a final! If it wasn't for the injury, murray wouldn't be in the top 4. Also, if it wasn't for Soderking injury and mono he would be out of the top 5 as well. Time will give me reason... Murray is nothing more than a improved Gasquet, but with the same mental force!

Mountaindewslave
12-07-2011, 06:44 AM
I'd take del Potro over Murray any day. I think Nadal might actually be right if del Potro plays consistently and isn't hampered by his wrist injury.

Maybe Nadal would fall out of the top 4. :lol:

yeah the guy who is likely to dominate an entire section of the tour (clay) and is a strong favorite in most events will fall out of top 4....

the same guy who handled Murray throughout 2011 and Federer on non-indoor surfaces.

if Del Potro breaks top 4, either Murray or Federer will be 5, at least in terms of liklihood

tripwires
12-07-2011, 07:15 AM
yeah the guy who is likely to dominate an entire section of the tour (clay) and is a strong favorite in most events will fall out of top 4....

the same guy who handled Murray throughout 2011 and Federer on non-indoor surfaces.

if Del Potro breaks top 4, either Murray or Federer will be 5, at least in terms of liklihood

Relax, I was joking. :lol:

Hmm, I don't think you can say that Nadal "manhandled" Murray in Tokyo. ;)

henke007
12-07-2011, 07:51 AM
Atleast Nadull knows he is done, good on him.

Nole Rules
12-07-2011, 08:01 AM
Nadal knows deep down that Del Potro V.2 is coming. He will have to deal with 2 beasts then not just one.

ssj100
12-07-2011, 08:02 AM
If Del Potro has no further injuries (including minor ones), he'll definitely be top 4. And in 2013, if he continues without any injuries, he'll win the calender year Grand Slam. You heard it here first.

Sonja1989
12-07-2011, 10:28 AM
Rafa has right. :) Del Potro has future, I think more than Murray (I trust in him too though).

Chris Kuerten
12-07-2011, 10:38 AM
Haha, even Nadal thinks Murray is a joke.

Amukinado
12-07-2011, 10:53 AM
The funny thing about Murray and Del Potro match-up is this.

Tennis loses in the worst way ever.

Murray doesn't defeat him so much via technique. He defeats more relying on fitness. How pathetic is that? So Del Potro has the talent and tools to defeat Murray anywhere at anytime, but the problem is, his fitness lets him down, and thanks to that, Murray can defeat him at slams in that manner.

Yeah... Murray the fitness god. lol

Super Djoker
12-07-2011, 10:56 AM
It took Novak 3 Years to win his second Slam! next Year it will be 3 Years since Del Po won the US Open! I am as in the dark as everyone about 2012! The World could end! i wouldent be surprised if it co,insides with Murray winning a slam! Can,t believe Del Boy has never won a Masters!

finishingmove
12-07-2011, 10:58 AM
dig at federer

r3d_d3v1l_
12-07-2011, 11:10 AM
You just need to watch how he handled Djokovic in RG and Nadal in Wimbledon (he should have won this match, if it wasn´t for that sneaky MTO), to know that he has the game to beat anyone. It´s just a shame he had that wrist injury.

timafi
12-07-2011, 11:31 AM
well if Del Potro stays healthy and has a good AO;Miami;IW and good CCS he will be in the top 4 :shrug: both Nadal and Federer have lost to Juan on hc in slams and would rather face Murray no matter the surface compared to DP in a slam as proven :tape:.See 2009 FO semis vs Roger and Sunday against Nadal in Madrid :shrug:

Egreen
12-07-2011, 01:55 PM
Maybe Nadal thinks Del Potro will win a slam in 2012. After all the last time Del Potro reached the Davis cup final(2008) he won the USO the following year. Whoever goes slamless in 2012(think who is the most likely:secret:) might drop to #5, IF Del Potro rises to #4.

Saberq
12-07-2011, 02:50 PM
You just need to watch how he handled Djokovic in RG and Nadal in Wimbledon (he should have won this match, if it wasn´t for that sneaky MTO), to know that he has the game to beat anyone. It´s just a shame he had that wrist injury.

he lost both matches ........and Novak kicked his ass in 3 out of 4 sets

GOAT = Fed
12-07-2011, 03:09 PM
Interesting comments. I personally do not feel that Del Potro will reach top 4 next year. Even at his peak, in 2009, he was ranked no.5, and I certainly cannot see him reaching that peak next year. He still needs a lot of improvement on his movement and serve to break into the top 4. His consistency is also a problem, a few times this year we've seen vintage Del Potro, but he hasn't showed up a lot :sad:.

Myrre
12-07-2011, 03:26 PM
Then "the big four" will all have won slams

buzz
12-07-2011, 03:30 PM
I think top 6 is a safe bet, and top 4 wouldn't really surprise me..

Warrior
12-07-2011, 06:02 PM
It took Novak 3 Years to win his second Slam! next Year it will be 3 Years since Del Po won the US Open! I am as in the dark as everyone about 2012! The World could end! i wouldent be surprised if it co,insides with Murray winning a slam! Can,t believe Del Boy has never won a Masters!

I think 2013 will be his year. Right now he's simply not ready to challenge top 4. Delpo will definitely improve his rankings next year. Likely top 8, not top 4.

swisht4u
12-07-2011, 06:33 PM
He ended up at #11 this year and was not near his best and even skipped some tournaments.
When he hits his best as he's done in the past it came on suddenly, in 2008 he came out of nowhere and won 4 straight, I had to look him up at the time to see who he actually was.

In 2009 he hit his peak around the USO, before that he did very well but had endurance problems. His level at the end of the year was at least top 4.

Being older now he should be able to play at a higher level, all the elements are just about there now.

I'll be looking for some breakout tournament early next year, after that he should gain a lot of confidence. Once he has confidence in his shotmaking you'll see what DelPo is all about and his real prime.

Gagsquet
12-07-2011, 06:53 PM
You forgot the last part of his quote, "he will replace me in it".

delpiero7
12-07-2011, 08:03 PM
DelPo ended #11 this year, skipped tournaments and didn't play consistently especially late in the year.

Pretty good ranking for not being near your best.
He should improve a lot, if just the endurance is improved without anything else he'll move up some spots.

Spot on.

Delpo was 65 points away from finishing in the top 10, despite his poor/mediocre slam results and skipping the final 2 Masters tourneys of the year. Not bad considering that he was ranked nearly 500 after the Australian Open.

Top 4 is a long way off being 11th, but with a year back on tour under his belt, there is no way that he fails to improve significantly on this season (especially considering his slam results this season).

Matt01
12-07-2011, 08:20 PM
Haha, even Nadal thinks Murray is a joke.

dig at federer


I think it's safe to say that Nadal's words are open for different interpretations...

Imperfect Angel
12-08-2011, 12:34 AM
I guess Murray or/and Federer would get his ass beaten by either of them soon.:oh:

grishotarian
12-08-2011, 09:06 AM
The all mighty Oracle of Manacor :worship:

decrepitude
12-08-2011, 12:00 PM
You forgot the last part of his quote, "he will replace me in it".
That did occur to me too. . .

nalbyfan
12-08-2011, 01:41 PM
Fatbutt has a cristal ball ? How can he predict Delpony's season, even himself can't. Will Delpony stay injury free and motivated, that's the big question and nobody can answer it

swisht4u
12-08-2011, 02:19 PM
Nadal knows what he's talking about.
After that match with DelPo it was enough information for Nadal to make that statement about DelPo reaching top 4.

DelPo isn't about movement, as Nadal said, he hits the ball like no other in the game.
A big statement but he wouldn't say it as he knows other players would know if it was wrong.

Now if DelPo does hit his high level who will it hurt the most?
Of the top 4 it will affect Nadal the most IMO.

VolandriFan
12-09-2011, 11:05 AM
It's possible, but I don't think it will happen next year.

RogerFedererNo1
12-09-2011, 03:13 PM
It´s sad that a great player like del Potro missed two years at the very top due to an injury, but hopefully he reaches Top 4 next year.

He and Soderling should be in front of Murray in the rankings :sad:

I think he will be No.3 or No.4 at the end of 2012 and he will be very dangerous at the US Open.