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How will Del Potro finish the year

shadows
08-03-2012, 09:52 PM
I think today's Olympic semi was probably the closest we've seen to Del Potro recapturing the heights of late 2009 and given he did it on his weakest surface I'm cautiously optimistic about the rest of his year.

I'd be interested to know what MTF think his chances of success are for the rest of the year now.

(poll is multiple choice in case you think he'll achieve several)

Mark Lenders
08-03-2012, 09:56 PM
In terms of ranking, #5.

Don't think he will win the US Open, but he must definitely be considered a contender, anyone who watched him this week (not just today) can see he is rising back - his serve is improving, he is more confident on his shots and is improving at the net too. It's all a matter of staying healthy and keep improving his game; at 23, he still has quite a lot of upside.

LastRocket
08-03-2012, 10:04 PM
He will win the us open :)

Julián Santiago
08-03-2012, 10:11 PM
A minor title perhaps

viruzzz
08-03-2012, 10:20 PM
He needs to beat the big 4 first.
Then we talk.

The Prince
08-03-2012, 10:25 PM
No big titles. Perhaps a minor title or two.

finishingmove
08-03-2012, 10:30 PM
In a way that will foreshadow his storming of 2013.

JurajCrane
08-03-2012, 10:31 PM
I will be rooting for him in bronze medal match, and I hope he will reach at least semis at USO.

Le_Bousier
08-03-2012, 10:36 PM
It depends on whether he spends some time learning from fellow countryman Carlos "Motherfuckin" Warlocq or not.

Parera_Starr10
08-03-2012, 10:39 PM
In a way that will foreshadow his storming of 2013.

Agreed. 2013 could be his best year yet. Maybe even another major, wouldn't that be something. He's finding that 2009 form again.

Julián Santiago
08-03-2012, 10:40 PM
A minor title in the indoor season and perhaps Davis Cup

mooncreek
08-03-2012, 10:44 PM
I think it will matter greatly whether del Potro comes back from today to win the bronze. If he does that (meaning he'll finally have beaten one of the Top 3), I predict he might finally get a Masters shield.

If not, he's still going to have that mental block until he gets that win so I predict only a minor title.

HKz
08-03-2012, 10:50 PM
He needs to get his 2009 serve back, that is really the biggest technical thing that is holding him back.. Of course mental strength is something that was crucially strong for him in 2009 when he found his form, but that can't really be pushed, it just takes time and more matches with some luck on your side. I'll say he ends the year as #8, with a QF run at the US Open. He isn't ready yet.

Looner
08-03-2012, 10:54 PM
In a way that will foreshadow his storming of 2013.

Interesting prediction. Considering your accurate assessment of Roger's brilliant play, I can't wait to see what Delboy will do in 2013.

As for this year, I hope he wins a masters and does well at the WTF which now I'm sure he should make. But first he needs to secure his #8 seeding.

Sapeod
08-03-2012, 11:02 PM
He won't finish in the top 4, that's for sure.

A small title somewhere, some quarter-finals and a placing in WTF. That's all.

finishingmove
08-03-2012, 11:17 PM
Interesting prediction. Considering your accurate assessment of Roger's brilliant play, I can't wait to see what Delboy will do in 2013.

Well, he proved me wrong about the attacking and beautiful tennis, with this grind of a semi final (both in quality and quantity).

Let's see if he wins the Gold though :)

As for Del Potro, he will more than likely, end the year ranked 6th... Take a look at the race.