Miami R2: Tobias Kamke def. Del Potro 7-6(5) 6-1 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Miami R2: Tobias Kamke def. Del Potro 7-6(5) 6-1

redshift36188
03-23-2013, 12:33 AM
Better player on the day won. Interesting rallies during the 1st set specially. Kamke played strategically correct with a good solid BH (both hit and sliced). Loved his DTL FHs to counter DelPo's CC ones, as well.

hipolymer
03-23-2013, 12:33 AM
NID. I predicted Del Potro would mug Miami away to some random mug. THIS IS THE REAL 5TH SLAM. Not that Indian Wells.

Federer in 2
03-23-2013, 12:34 AM
http://www.unfitforpurpose.co.uk/RaceTheSun/News/3C3691C0-B63E-4280-8A0D-6D970AAFA72B_files/unfit.png

TheShowMustGoOn
03-23-2013, 12:34 AM
NID. I predicted Del Potro would mug Miami away to some random mug. THIS IS THE REAL 5TH SLAM. Not that Indian Wells.God you are embarrassing.

misty1
03-23-2013, 12:34 AM
fantastic win for tobias

served it out at love to which i really didnt see coming

Fat Camel
03-23-2013, 12:34 AM
So, I'm wondering, what was the injury today?

scarecrows
03-23-2013, 12:34 AM
top 20 tennis from Kamke

nastoff
03-23-2013, 12:35 AM
The injury was tankiditis

Johnny Groove
03-23-2013, 12:35 AM
Only saw the 2nd set, but what a performance from Kamke!

Delpo looked a bit tired and disinterested, sure, but Kamke was too good.

JMDP, I know you had a tough week last week, but you gotta back those weeks up. He played Sunday in the IW finals, then had Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday off, 4 days off! Who saw the first set, was Delpo as tired and laissez-faire in the 1st as in the 2nd?

Wing Man Frank
03-23-2013, 12:35 AM
So, I'm wondering, what was the injury today?

His wrist. Whenever he loses he has a wrist problem.

Orka_n
03-23-2013, 12:35 AM
Dedicated to Lenders.

Could only watch patches of this match. Delpo wasn't playing well but Tobias played great, better perhaps than I ever saw him. Both his movement and ball striking today was excellent. Deserved the win.

ZaZoo)
03-23-2013, 12:35 AM
Kamke played well but Delpo looked half interested in 1-st set and in a tank mode in second.

Time Violation
03-23-2013, 12:35 AM
DelPo seemed off, but not really horrible; Kamke was excellent in the 2nd set, many great winners, deserved :)

Saberq
03-23-2013, 12:35 AM
Delpo has wrist problems....and he tanked to prepare for clay.......where he will do nothing as always

rocketassist
03-23-2013, 12:36 AM
Delpo looked all over the shop from the bits I saw second set, though Kamke's ball striking especially on the run was very slick.

Whether it was a tank, who knows, but JMDP's chances of a second Slam won't improve until he gets into the top 4 and avoids having to go through three of them in succession to do it. Ranking points were up for grabs here and he's wasted it.

Chase Visa
03-23-2013, 12:36 AM
So, I'm wondering, what was the injury today?

This post feels like bait, but it had more to do with Kamke channeling his inner Rosol, although the Pony was flat.

SVK
03-23-2013, 12:36 AM
Kamke´s clean shotmaking is always pleasure to watch, congrats:yeah:

janko05
03-23-2013, 12:37 AM
some insane tennis from Tobias :worship:
DelPo did everything to help though

Wing Man Frank
03-23-2013, 12:37 AM
People think he tanked?! :lol:

Why would he tank an event when he needs the points desperately?

champras
03-23-2013, 12:37 AM
Up 5-2, then TB 4*/3, and the rain delay.. which was the turning point obviously. He was upset about it and lost his control, just no answer to this..

Action Jackson
03-23-2013, 12:37 AM
Great result.

Not too bad for del Potro either he can now go watch the rest of the Argentina vs. Venezuela match.

GSMnadal
03-23-2013, 12:38 AM
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Timot
03-23-2013, 12:38 AM
Delpo needs to rest now. That result is awful.

Saberq
03-23-2013, 12:38 AM
People think he tanked?! :lol:

Why would he tank an event when he needs the points desperately?

he had wrist problems clearly

Blue Heart24
03-23-2013, 12:38 AM
Probably the best match of Cumke's career.Of course he will crash out against Melzer.It's up to Blake to make the quarters and stop the mugs.
Mugtro :facepalm:

Agrajag
03-23-2013, 12:39 AM
Got to love an upset like that. Congrats to Kamke.

Lee
03-23-2013, 12:39 AM
All the seeds in DelPo's quarter of top half lost today :p

nastoff
03-23-2013, 12:39 AM
Not a big deal, Nadal lost to Rosol, Del Potro to Kamke, Djokovic to Anderson...only Fedgoat never loses to mugs.

BroTree123
03-23-2013, 12:39 AM
Seems like that loss to Nadal really fucked up his confidence.

Saberq
03-23-2013, 12:39 AM
can we have Djokovic-Ferrer SF?yes no?

Brick Top
03-23-2013, 12:40 AM
Delpo was tired!

Wing Man Frank
03-23-2013, 12:40 AM
he had wrist problems clearly

Then don't turn up and play at all?

Love it when fan boys make excuses for their heroes.

misty1
03-23-2013, 12:40 AM
Dedicated to Lenders.

Could only watch patches of this match. Delpo wasn't playing well but Tobias played great, better perhaps than I ever saw him. Both his movement and ball striking today was excellent. Deserved the win.

didnt you see him crush berdych a couple years ago? I think that was the best he's ever played but this is a close 2nd

Wing Man Frank
03-23-2013, 12:41 AM
Delpo was tired!

Tired? Are you serious?

luppy55
03-23-2013, 12:41 AM
so one of Ramos, Blake, Melzer or Kamke will be in the quarter finals

Cosme Fulanito
03-23-2013, 12:41 AM
I only saw the first set and he was ok until Kamke's break, then he looked so frustrated because of his mistakes. No idea the 2nd set.


The good thing is that JMDP can watch Messi now :cheerleader:

janko05
03-23-2013, 12:42 AM
didnt you see him crush berdych a couple years ago? I think that was the best he's ever played but this is a close 2nd

no. this is the best one

GSMnadal
03-23-2013, 12:42 AM
Not a big deal, Nadal lost to Rosol, Del Potro to Kamke, Djokovic to Anderson...only Fedgoat never loses to mugs.

BenneGOAT

Fat Camel
03-23-2013, 12:42 AM
he had wrist problems clearly

:haha:
Wrist is the most popular word in the thread where DelPo is losing.

rocketassist
03-23-2013, 12:42 AM
can we have Djokovic-Ferrer SF?yes no?

http://i.istockimg.com/file_thumbview_approve/4511056/2/stock-photo-4511056-dropping-the-soap.jpg

SVK
03-23-2013, 12:42 AM
Probably the best match of Cumke's career.
Mugtro :facepalm:

Kamke´s performance in Basel against Berdych (6-4, 6-1) still stays unmatched I think, that was brutal.

LocoPorElTenis
03-23-2013, 12:43 AM
Ferrer now has a completely open path to the SF. Lenders will love this.

Brick Top
03-23-2013, 12:43 AM
IN 3 words:
Bad for tennis!

luppy55
03-23-2013, 12:43 AM
can we have Djokovic-Ferrer SF?yes no?

it's possible, but I hope either Fognini or Nishikori beat Ferrer

Saberq
03-23-2013, 12:43 AM
Then don't turn up and play at all?

Love it when fan boys make excuses for their heroes.

me?Delpo fan LOL.......sarcasm buddy

Saberq
03-23-2013, 12:44 AM
http://i.istockimg.com/file_thumbview_approve/4511056/2/stock-photo-4511056-dropping-the-soap.jpg

that's a no then?

rocketassist
03-23-2013, 12:45 AM
that's a no then?

Might happen, but that image is of Ferrer should it happen.

misty1
03-23-2013, 12:45 AM
you kind of wonder why tobias cant bottle this kind of form all the time. if he could he'd be top 30 easily

problem is he almost never plays like this

Saberq
03-23-2013, 12:46 AM
Might happen, but that image is of Ferrer should it happen.

well this is a masters event he wont just give up

Wing Man Frank
03-23-2013, 12:46 AM
you kind of wonder why tobias cant bottle this kind of form all the time. if he could he'd be top 30 easily

problem is he almost never plays like this

It's like when Del Potro won the US Open, he has the ability to put together a miracle performance now and again but over the course of a season he will never do it consistently enough.

redshift36188
03-23-2013, 12:47 AM
Yup, DelPo was playing as in IW for the most part of the 1st set, it was only after Kamke recovered the break that he started to make uncharacteristic errors.

Seeing as he would have to work very hard to win the match, he may have decided with his coach during the rain delay to tank the 2nd set, though.

Dangermouse
03-23-2013, 12:47 AM
JMDP got complacent. Miami hangover wouldn't go away. Credit to Kamke.

Federer in 2
03-23-2013, 12:47 AM
People just don't get that the 'he was tired' excuses won't cut it anymore. You can't say he is a "good player just not fit enough", because not being fit makes him a worse tennis player. By beating Murray and Djokovic he lost this match, or the third or fourth round here, doesn't matter. This is what you get when you are as fit as a laundry bag.
This is the price Del Potro pays for reaching a Masters final. 600 points in one week automatically come together with an early exit in the next tournament.

redshift36188
03-23-2013, 12:48 AM
Ferrer now has a completely open path to the SF. Lenders will love this.
And so will Djokovic. :D

DJ Soup
03-23-2013, 12:51 AM
I'm not concerned. Get that left wrist back healthy, dog

Time Violation
03-23-2013, 12:51 AM
you kind of wonder why tobias cant bottle this kind of form all the time. if he could he'd be top 30 easily

problem is he almost never plays like this

Well, Kamke had some awful misses too, a couple of times being like a meter wide, but lucky for him Del Po wasn't punishing any of those.

Saberq
03-23-2013, 12:53 AM
I'm not concerned. Get that left wrist back healthy, dog

:lol:

rocketassist
03-23-2013, 12:53 AM
Don't take this as gospel but from the bits I saw on the stream, the court looked faster than it usually is in Miami.

well this is a masters event he wont just give up

Sure but if he gets to the SF he will be fried and frazzled as usual :lol:

I hope Blake gets there, be great to see him have a run through.

nole_no1
03-23-2013, 12:54 AM
Del Potro shouldn't have participated in Miami at all this week. He was obviously tired from the long matches in IW. Still i don't want to take anything from Kamke who apparently played a good match

hipolymer
03-23-2013, 12:59 AM
I'm disappointed though. I wanted another rematch with Nole so Nole could show him how a real tournament is won. It's a shame all of Del Po's wins against Nole were massive flukes.

Wing Man Frank
03-23-2013, 01:00 AM
Do people realise that Del Potro played last Sunday? He's had ages to get rested up. It's hardly as if he had a brilliant opponent to face is it?

bobbynorwich
03-23-2013, 01:07 AM
Shocker. So Delpo played a final last SUNDAY at IW and still hasn't recuperated by FRIDAY to beat a journeyman? WTF?


:scratch::scratch::scratch:

Deathless Mortal
03-23-2013, 01:23 AM
This is what happens when Delpo runs into a talented shotmaker......

nastoff
03-23-2013, 01:35 AM
People think he tanked?! :lol:

Why would he tank an event when he needs the points desperately?

Cause he could never have won against Top Goat

dencod16
03-23-2013, 01:39 AM
It's like this part of the draw is bad luck, lol. i mean all seeds lost in that section a surprise quarterfinalist here. And Pella is the only remaining hope for Argentina.

dencod16
03-23-2013, 01:42 AM
you kind of wonder why tobias cant bottle this kind of form all the time. if he could he'd be top 30 easily

problem is he almost never plays like this

Well, there are like at least 50 of those around, it is part of the game to be consistent.

nastoff
03-23-2013, 01:47 AM
BenneGOAT

triple m ( mickey mouse mug ) tournaments don't count, only masters and slams

rocketassist
03-23-2013, 01:49 AM
triple m ( mickey mouse mug ) tournaments don't count, only masters and slams

er he beat him in Bercy... :lol:

nastoff
03-23-2013, 01:53 AM
Oh well, I rest my case. The mug lost twice to Benny.

madmax
03-23-2013, 01:53 AM
oh dear...Kamke is like a very, very bad player. Can't imagine how bad Del GOATro must have performed today.

Murray Mint
03-23-2013, 01:54 AM
Well, it was obviously 'the wrist' or a tank job. Probably 'the wrist'. Otherwise he'd be on his way to a 2nd Masters of the year.

So predictable really, this is why it was so funny when I saw someone saying he had a good chance to surpass Murray in the rankings. He's outrageously inconsistent, and was even before 'the wrist'. I swear it has something to do with that dorky headband..

CooCooCachoo
03-23-2013, 01:56 AM
:speakles: Wow.

Amazing win for Kamke.

nastoff
03-23-2013, 01:57 AM
Also lost to Willy on hc's , does this count? Guess not.

nastoff
03-23-2013, 01:59 AM
Well, it was obviously 'the wrist' or a tank job. Probably 'the wrist'. Otherwise he'd be on his way to a 2nd Masters of the year.

So predictable really, this is why it was so funny when I saw someone saying he had a good chance to surpass Murray in the rankings. He's outrageously inconsistent, and was even before 'the wrist'. I swear it has something to do with that dorky headband..

A week ago we had a poll, which said Del Potro would win more titles and slams in his career and would have a better career overall. Polls never lie, so give it another 5-6 years and you'll see.

nick the greek
03-23-2013, 02:03 AM
:haha::haha::haha:

Kyle_Johansen
03-23-2013, 02:12 AM
Proving once again that he isn't a real threat to the top guys yet, just like Jo and Tomas. You just cannot have the great week in IW like he did and back it up with a first-match exit.

LaFuria
03-23-2013, 02:17 AM
Successful tank if there ever was one.

SheepleBuster
03-23-2013, 02:19 AM
I really dislike Del Po. He is a great player and a lovely boy. But it seems his purpose is to spoil things. To spoil Roger's US open final, to spoil Nole's match in Davis cup or keep him from reaching Indian Wells final. He is always the spoiler but you never get the sense that he is on his way to become a legend. He loses to Chardy's and Kamke's of this world.

Chase Visa
03-23-2013, 02:20 AM
Well, there are like at least 50 of those around, it is part of the game to be consistent.

Yeah, see Rosol for example.

Although due to his fitness I suppose Del Potro is also an inconsistent player :lol:

Chase Visa
03-23-2013, 02:21 AM
Ferrer now has a completely open path to the SF. Lenders will love this.

Kori?

fran70
03-23-2013, 02:27 AM
Bloody dingo

Mark Lenders
03-23-2013, 02:43 AM
I couldn't watch the match, but this is awesome news to come home to; I wanted JMDP to withdraw, but this is the next best thing. Great result :yeah: Thank you for your heroics in IW last week Juan, now go get that left wrist healed and I'll see you in a month in Estoril champ :hatoff:

Also, is there anyone on MTF who actually watched the match and can give me an overview of what happened on court? I read the entire thread looking for it, but the idiocy per post in this thread is mindboggingly high even for usual MTF standards :lol: Surely someone watched the match though?

Also question to moderators, I don't expect an answer but still will give it a try: why is wishing injury considered ban-worthy while mocking actual injuries is considered alright? What was the thought process, if any, put into this rule?

rocketassist
03-23-2013, 02:46 AM
I couldn't watch the match, but this is awesome news to come home to; I wanted JMDP to withdraw, but this is the next best thing. Great result :yeah: Thank you for your heroics in IW last week Juan, now go get that left wrist healed and I'll see you in a month in Estoril champ :hatoff:

Also, is there anyone on MTF who actually watched the match and can give me an overview of what happened on court? I read the entire thread looking for it, but the idiocy per post in this thread is mindboggingly high even for usual MTF standards :lol: Surely someone watched the match though?

I saw the second set. Kamke was striking the ball terrifically especially on the run, but JMDP was very erratic overall. Looked pretty tired towards the end.

Might have been a tank but I'd have thought he may have taken the points on offer here in order to get closer to a top 4 ranking, which would increase his chances of a 2nd Slam significantly.

hipolymer
03-23-2013, 02:50 AM
People don't understand that the only reason Del Po did well in Indian Wells is because it has higher bounce than most clay courts. Look at how Miami is playing this year and you'll understand.

Cereal Killer
03-23-2013, 02:52 AM
German efficiency wins again. Well done.

SheepleBuster
03-23-2013, 02:53 AM
People don't understand that the only reason Del Po did well in Indian Wells is because it has higher bounce than most clay courts. Look at how Miami is playing this year and you'll understand.

I disagree. Let's face it. If Nole was not bored, he would and should have won the third set. Nole eats up people like Del Po and Berdych.

Mark Lenders
03-23-2013, 02:55 AM
I saw the second set. Kamke was striking the ball terrifically especially on the run, but JMDP was very erratic overall. Looked pretty tired towards the end.

Might have been a tank but I'd have thought he may have taken the points on offer here in order to get closer to a top 4 ranking, which would increase his chances of a 2nd Slam significantly.

Thanks. But no, a deep run here would have decreased his chances at a second Slam. I kept saying he'd lose early in other threads, but I was actually afraid he'd make it to the semis to face Novak. I'm glad he didn't and was smart this time: taking on the best players in the world with a bad wrist is not only reckless but unsustainable in the long term. Any ranking concerns will have to wait until (and only if) he manages to stay healthy for a prolonged period.

That said, I wish he had withdrawn instead so Kei could have got the #12 seed and Marin #8, but oh well. Djokovic makes the final of a Masters tournament before even stepping on court, what a champion :worship:

Kat_YYZ
03-23-2013, 02:56 AM
People think he tanked?! :lol:

Why would he tank an event when he needs the points desperately?

why desperately? :scratch:
He's only defending 90 here and picked up a big pile in IW.

Kat_YYZ
03-23-2013, 03:00 AM
I saw the second set. Kamke was striking the ball terrifically especially on the run, but JMDP was very erratic overall. Looked pretty tired towards the end.

Might have been a tank but I'd have thought he may have taken the points on offer here in order to get closer to a top 4 ranking, which would increase his chances of a 2nd Slam significantly.

Thinking about his wrist and being tired, I didn't want to put him to go far in my ATP bracket game, but his draw was so piss easy, I couldn't find anyone for him to lose to. Wish he had just withdrawn. :rolleyes:

Kyle_Johansen
03-23-2013, 03:00 AM
People don't understand that the only reason Del Po did well in Indian Wells is because it has higher bounce than most clay courts. Look at how Miami is playing this year and you'll understand.

Haven't watched any of Miami yet. You're not saying it's faster than IW, are you?

hipolymer
03-23-2013, 03:01 AM
Haven't watched any of Miami yet. You're not saying it's faster than IW, are you?

It looks faster and lower bouncing than Indian Wells.

Kyle_Johansen
03-23-2013, 03:02 AM
It looks faster and lower bouncing than Indian Wells.

If so, then that blows my mind.

Mark Lenders
03-23-2013, 03:03 AM
Thinking about his wrist and being tired, I didn't want to put him to go far in my ATP bracket game, but his draw was so piss easy, I couldn't find anyone for him to lose to. Wish he had just withdrawn. :rolleyes:

I had him lose to Benneteau, I didn't think he could tank hard enough to lose to any of the players in his draw before that, but glad I was wrong :lol:

Kat_YYZ
03-23-2013, 03:12 AM
I had him lose to Benneteau, I didn't think he could tank hard enough to lose to any of the players in his draw before that, but glad I was wrong :lol:
I picked Blake to beat Benneteau. :banana:
I guess you'll go to watch Del Po play in Estoril?

Mark Lenders
03-23-2013, 03:17 AM
I picked Blake to beat Benneteau. :banana:
I guess you'll go to watch Del Po play in Estoril?

That was a great pick :p

Yup, I will. Glad he has a month off before it to heal his wrist and be fully ready for the clay season.

rocketassist
03-23-2013, 03:22 AM
If so, then that blows my mind.

He's right. It looks like they've actually sped Miami up. It's as if I'm watching Shanghai.

Mark Lenders
03-23-2013, 03:41 AM
I'm not concerned. Get that left wrist back healthy, dog

Exactly, I'd be worried if he somehow dragged himself to the SFs here, good thing it didn't happen. I have no idea why people are spamming this thread with BS about fatigue, inconsistency and similar speculative nonsense with no grounds on reality whatsoever. I suppose it's MTF's motto to spam first and only analyse things properly then if at all?

IN 3 words:
Bad for tennis!

Nope, great for tennis. Tennis needs a healthy Del Potro much more than it needs him having a deep run in Miami.

redshift36188
03-23-2013, 03:54 AM
Also, is there anyone on MTF who actually watched the match and can give me an overview of what happened on court? I read the entire thread looking for it, but the idiocy per post in this thread is mindboggingly high even for usual MTF standards :lol: Surely someone watched the match though?
Rallies were often locked on BH to BH CC, but Kamke was very solid on it, hitting it deep, also better slices than DelPo. As the first set went on, he figured DelPo's game out and defended the FH barrages very well.

Between 1st and 2nd set there was a long rain delay. In the 2nd DelPo lost his range completely and was missing everything, he probably decided to tank the match during the rain delay.



Btw, when did DelPo's wrist started to be an issue again? IW, Dubai???

Saberq
03-23-2013, 03:58 AM
reading Lenders posts about Delpo is making me puke..........wrist this wrist that.........well wrist him

Mark Lenders
03-23-2013, 04:02 AM
Rallies were often locked on BH to BH CC, but Kamke was very solid on it, hitting it deep, also better slices than DelPo. As the first set went on, he figured DelPo's game out and defended the FH barrages very well.

Between 1st and 2nd set there was a long rain delay. In the 2nd DelPo lost his range completely and was missing everything, he probably decided to tank the match during the rain delay.



Btw, when did DelPo's wrist started to be an issue again? IW, Dubai???

Thanks. I assum Delpo's slices were not quite as deep as last week? And big rain delay between sets - I suppose that explains the second set score even better.

It was in Dubai; he improved his slice massively when he had similar problems last year in the US hardcorut season and put that to good use in Dubai and IW but it was never going to last. Trying (and managing) to challenge the world's best with one hand was fun and awesome to watch in a way for his fans, but it was never sustainable long term. He needs to get that fixed and start hitting flat BHs well and consistently again.

Also, you attending Estoril by any chance (you're Portuguese, right?)?

leng jai
03-23-2013, 04:04 AM
Thanks. I assum Delpo's slices were not quite as deep as last week? And big rain delay between sets - I suppose that explains the second set score even better.

It was in Dubai; he improved his slice massively when he had similar problems last year in the US hardcorut season and put that to good use in Dubai and IW but it was never going to last. Trying (and managing) to challenge the world's best with one hand was fun and awesome to watch in a way for his fans, but it was never sustainable long term. He needs to get that fixed and start hitting flat BHs well and consistently again.

Also, you attending Estoril by any chance (you're Portuguese, right?)?

I'm sorry but how does a momentum sapping rain delay explain the second set? For it comes down to the mental beatdown Haas gave him last week despite winning.

Hewitt =Legend
03-23-2013, 04:07 AM
Del Potro lost? Must be that wrist surgery from 3 years ago... Hang in there champ, you'll play well 2 weeks in a row again soon enough... :bounce:

ProdigyEng
03-23-2013, 04:12 AM
No excuses, better player on the day obviously won. Disappointed in Juan.

Mark Lenders
03-23-2013, 04:19 AM
Del Potro lost? Must be that wrist surgery from 3 years ago... Hang in there champ, you'll play well 2 weeks in a row again soon enough... :bounce:

At first sight, there's not much of a difference between this post and hundreds of other troll/misinformed posts on MTF, but with a Hewitt avatar to go with it this might just be the best post I've ever read on MTF and certainly the most ironic :worship:

star
03-23-2013, 04:25 AM
Also, is there anyone on MTF who actually watched the match and can give me an overview of what happened on court? I read the entire thread looking for it, but the idiocy per post in this thread is mindboggingly high even for usual MTF standards :lol: Surely someone watched the match though?

It's playing right now on Tennis Channel. I haven't been paying a lot of attention. I'll see if I can do a better job. :p

Mark Lenders
03-23-2013, 04:34 AM
It's playing right now on Tennis Channel. I haven't been paying a lot of attention. I'll see if I can do a better job. :p

Well, you can't possibly do a worse job :lol:

I watched some highlights, from what I see Del Potro's slices were way shorter than last week and he lakced his usual patience too. Also, he left the court in a huge hurry at the end of the match :eek: Also Kamke hit some quite good shots when he was ahead in the second set. Good stuff, with the draw he had I actually feared he might make semis here and we'd have another AO 2010 in our hands :o

Congrats for Rafa's successful comeback to the tour btw :yeah:

Hewitt =Legend
03-23-2013, 04:36 AM
At first sight, there's not much of a difference between this post and hundreds of other troll/misinformed posts on MTF, but with a Hewitt avatar to go with it this might just be the best post I've ever read on MTF and certainly the most ironic :worship:

Cheers mate, I thought it was pretty ajde as well. Btw, you cannot possibly compare Hewitt and Pony's injury situations... Rusty has gone through quadruple the amount of pain and surgeries than Delpo... Difference is he and his fans don't whine about it every couple of days... :D

star
03-23-2013, 04:38 AM
Well, you can't possibly do a worse job :lol:

I watched some highlights, from what I see Del Potro's slices were way shorter than last week and he lakced his usual patience too. Also, he left the court in a huge hurry at the end of the match :eek: Also Kamke hit some quite good shots when he was ahead in the second set. Good stuff, with the draw he had I actually feared he might make semis here and we'd have another AO 2010 in our hands :o

Congrats for Rafa's successful comeback to the tour btw :yeah:

We are still in the first set with DPo at set point, and another crappy challenge from DPo after his coach told him it was out. :lol:

Wolmas
03-23-2013, 04:46 AM
If Del Potro is having trouble with his left wrist, then hopefully this rest will do him good. MC will have Murray as no.2 seed, so if Juan draws on Andy's half, that will be a good QF match up in his favor.

Mark Lenders
03-23-2013, 05:05 AM
Cheers mate, I thought it was pretty ajde as well. Btw, you cannot possibly compare Hewitt and Pony's injury situations... Rusty has gone through quadruple the amount of pain and surgeries than Delpo... Difference is he and his fans don't whine about it every couple of days... :D

I'm not comparing their injury situations, just picking up on the extreme irony of a Hewitt fan mocking another player's injuries, which willingly or not it's what you did in that post. His surgery in 2010 was to his right wrist, the problems he had late last year and is having now are in his left wrist, therefore completely unrelated to his surgery (his right wrist hasn't given him problems since), which you'd surely know if you had any genuine interest on the issue - as opposed to using it as a 'weapon' to propagate the myth that Del Potro fans blame all his losses on his surgery - and if your post hadn't just been a cheap attempt to sound smart or funny ;)

And who exactly is whining? Last week we praised him for playing through the pain and finding a way to beat some of the world's best anyway - which is something Hewitt gets constantly praised on as well and not only by his fans unlike JMDP last week - and now we're 'happy' with this defeat because he gets a chance to fully heal his left wrist before the clay season. How exactly is this whining? What do you propose exactly, that injuries shall never be mentioned, even when they are clearly a factor to the player's performance/career trajectory? I know the prevalent mentality around here is that mentioning injuries is taboos because beating an injured player doesn't give you 'bragging rights' or whatever, but in the real world players do get serious injuries and they do affect their performance and ignoring that is not serious analysis at all.

Any serious analysis of Hewitt's career must include how much he was affected by his health woes, the same being truth for Del Potro. As I'm sure you know though, there is no shortage of people claiming Hewitt is 'weak era player' and that his injuries had no bearing on his fall but he was just surpassed by better players, that's pretty much what you are doing to JMDP now. And yes, I'm aware that Hewitt's overall injury record is much worse and that the pain he has to endure on a regular basis is horrible; but that's not the point here at all, I know there are players who have had it worse than JMDP, which doesn't invalidate that he has had some pretty poor luck with injuries in his young career and that they have affected his development as a player, and also that he has played many matches and even entire tournaments through injury.

If Del Potro is having trouble with his left wrist, then hopefully this rest will do him good. MC will have Murray as no.2 seed, so if Juan draws on Andy's half, that will be a good QF match up in his favor.

Juan is not playing Monte Carlo, he only returns to the tour for Estoril. That gives me 1 month to work with his doctor to fully heal that wrist. Last year, he was fine for the indoor swing after immobilizing the wrist for a month after the USO, so I hope he will be too this year. More importantly, I hope he and his doctor find a way to avoid this to repeat itself.

PorkBarrel
03-23-2013, 05:05 AM
He's right. It looks like they've actually sped Miami up. It's as if I'm watching Shanghai.
Nice. I approve...

Honestly
03-23-2013, 05:20 AM
Expected after IW. Delpo just isn't very consistent.

Naudio Spanlatine
03-23-2013, 05:22 AM
:sobbing:

Ivelina_P
03-23-2013, 05:35 AM
I expected this somehow,he might have been pretty exhausted both mentally and physically after IW.This does not mean I didn't want him to reach at least semis :(

Mae
03-23-2013, 06:14 AM
Maybe I should have expected it, but I didn't! And I think you are right that IW took a lot out of him!

MTwEeZi
03-23-2013, 06:16 AM
NID. I predicted Del Potro would mug Miami away to some random mug. THIS IS THE REAL 5TH SLAM. Not that Indian Wells.

If only he had an egg.. :awww:

evilmindbulgaria
03-23-2013, 06:20 AM
Delpo clearly needs some rest. He has a couple of weeks off until the clay season. All the best to him.

I only watched the tiebreak of the first and the whole second set but Kamke played very well. Too bad he is very inconsistent.

cveks
03-23-2013, 07:27 AM
Kamke you legend! I looked first set Delpo was owning Kamke with FH easily he had 5-2 and 15-40 than he was simply out of gas. His fitness is not too good so thats why Nadal defeated him on IW. After his wins against Murray and Djokovic, he didnt have anything left in his tank.

cveks
03-23-2013, 07:29 AM
Only saw the 2nd set, but what a performance from Kamke!

Delpo looked a bit tired and disinterested, sure, but Kamke was too good.

JMDP, I know you had a tough week last week, but you gotta back those weeks up. He played Sunday in the IW finals, then had Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday off, 4 days off! Who saw the first set, was Delpo as tired and laissez-faire in the 1st as in the 2nd?

I looked only first set, and after rain delay I went to sleep. And Delpo was very good in first set, he lost it in tie break.

henke007
03-23-2013, 07:42 AM
probably most a mental fatigue after folding a 6-1 3-1 run to Dull last sunday....

Moozza
03-23-2013, 07:54 AM
A week ago we had a poll, which said Del Potro would win more titles and slams in his career and would have a better career overall. Polls never lie, so give it another 5-6 years and you'll see.

Lol no. Pretty sure that poll was made a lot more than a week ago, before Murray on his first slam.

ossie
03-23-2013, 08:27 AM
As expected, a strategic tank by the goat. Nothing else to see here folks, move on.

cveks
03-23-2013, 08:50 AM
it wasnt tank. Delpo was fighting hard in 1st set.

cveks
03-23-2013, 08:54 AM
As expected, a strategic tank by the goat. Nothing else to see here folks, move on.

it seems that you didnt watch the match.

In 1st set they had 41 shot point.

You dont exchange 41 shots with your opponent when you want to tank match.

Geo
03-23-2013, 09:42 AM
Kamke did play well but Del Potro to me looked like he was still feeling down about botching a great chance to win IW last week. He needs to stop having random losses like this if he wants to get back into the top 4...

Newcomer
03-23-2013, 11:28 AM
from del bashro to del pushro
great for tobi. more attacking player won :hatoff:

The Fearhand
03-23-2013, 11:48 AM
Tanking or not great result for DelPo. He needs the time off. He should've withdrawn but oh well this is the 2nd best thing for him.

Get some rest big guy and be back strong.

born_on_clay
03-23-2013, 01:06 PM
DelPo was just simply tired :shrug:

cobalt60
03-23-2013, 01:07 PM
WTF moment. Kamke played terrific tennis- really a joy those DTL's :drool: I consider myself a fan of Delpo but he can't play with the big boys if he loses like this.

Topspindoctor
03-23-2013, 02:36 PM
This one doesn't count Del 'Goatro' was tired and had that niggling broken fingernail injury. Will still routine Nadal in RG final :yeah: :rocker2:


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rubbERR
03-23-2013, 03:12 PM
Close beating three Top 4 players in row and then loses journeyman like Kamke, what a player. :lol:

It doesnt matter how Kamke played, Top 10 player should never lose someone like him.

swisht4u
03-23-2013, 03:16 PM
DelPo in his press conference said his right wrist was not 100%. I heard his left wrist was giving problems, maybe he got it wrong. :)

Wrist (http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/03/12/Miami-Friday-Del-Potro-Reflection.aspx)

He looked more like he didn't want to be there at times and didn't have very good movement.

He's probably tired and just needs some rest.

Kamke played very well though and credit to him.

Sombrerero loco
03-23-2013, 03:29 PM
:drool:

Chris Kuerten
03-23-2013, 03:36 PM
Del Potro is unsuited to be a professional tennis player, he can't play two tournaments in a row, even with four days of rest :rolleyes:

Mark Lenders
03-23-2013, 04:25 PM
DelPo in his press conference said his right wrist was not 100%. I heard his left wrist was giving problems, maybe he got it wrong. :)

Wrist (http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/03/12/Miami-Friday-Del-Potro-Reflection.aspx)

He looked more like he didn't want to be there at times and didn't have very good movement.

He's probably tired and just needs some rest.

Kamke played very well though and credit to him.

He said left. Another lazy and misleading article from the ATP site, what else is new?

He has one month to get his left wrist well, but especially to work with his doctor on ways to make sure this doesn't happen again.

Saberq
03-23-2013, 04:32 PM
Delpo is insulting every tennis fan there is ...........I honestly dont believe a single thing about his injuries.....I believed he was hurt once but now?give it a rest

Deathless Mortal
03-23-2013, 04:41 PM
Surprise, surprise, I see posts about Delpo's wrist again. :lol:

Tiebreak100
03-23-2013, 04:54 PM
Bad result for the Argentine. I can only imagine this thread is full of wrist experts and doctors telling us why defeat for Del Potro was probably a good thing.

This wrist injury does not seem to be going away. Can his body realistically withstand the gruelling and physical clay battle?

Mark Lenders
03-23-2013, 04:56 PM
DelPo in his press conference said his right wrist was not 100%. I heard his left wrist was giving problems, maybe he got it wrong. :)

Wrist (http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/03/12/Miami-Friday-Del-Potro-Reflection.aspx)

He looked more like he didn't want to be there at times and didn't have very good movement.

He's probably tired and just needs some rest.

Kamke played very well though and credit to him.

Transcript of his press conference here:

Q. How is your wrist feeling right now? Are you dealing with everything?
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: I hope I will be better these days without competitions. I will have a big rest for my wrist, and that's important to be ready and be 100% in my next tournament.

Q. Has that been bothering you throughout the course of the year since or since the US Open?
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Yeah, sometimes is bothering me, but sometimes I can manage it, my pains, but wasn't today.
I think he deserved to win, and it's okay.

Q. How much did the rain delay affect your game?
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Yeah, we have a big delay, big stop, but doesn't affect my game. I think I come to the court again try to be aggressive, but I made a lot of mistakes, too many [] efforts with my forehand. And I start like the second match one set down, so was really close for me, but I need to work hard.

Q. Do you think there was any sort of, you know, letdown or fatigue from such a big week?
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Sorry?

Q. Do you think there was any mental letdown or physical fatigue from having such a big week in Indian Wells?
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: No, I like this tournament. I was excited to play here, but, you know, just a bad day and he play really well. He took the chance to beat me tonight, and I think that's it.

Q. How familiar are you with Tobias? Have you played him much or are you familiar with his game?
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: No, no, I never played against him until today. But he's a good player, of course.

As expected really. Just not sure why he didn't withdraw, but this is the next best thing. I hope he recovers and doesn't do this again: playing Dubai, IW and Miami with wrist pains was extremely reckless and could have led to another AO 2010 situation.

Bad result for the Argentine. I can only imagine this thread is full of wrist experts and doctors telling us why defeat for Del Potro was probably a good thing.

This wrist injury does not seem to be going away. Can his body realistically withstand the gruelling and physical clay battle?

You don't need to be an expert to reach that conclusion. What was the alternative? I suppose that with his draw he'd probably reached semis if he went all out and lost to Djokovic, but would that really be worth it? No player has ever benefitted from playing through injury and JMDP already played with fire too much in Dubai and Indian Wells. If he wants to make any progress, doing anything possible to heal that wrist is the only way to go.

Orka_n
03-23-2013, 05:15 PM
Will you stop already Lenders. Honestly, yes, I do actually believe Delpo has some troubles with his wrist but this excusing shit is getting old.

Injuries and fitness is a part of tennis and if you're really under the wheather then don't take the court. If you do take the court, then don't make excuses for every loss since it takes credit away from the opponent. Almost every player is hurting a little somewhere, that's part of the game.

Delpotards are turning into Nadaltards... soon enough they'll say that healthy Delpo cannot lose etc etc

Mark Lenders
03-23-2013, 05:25 PM
Will you stop already Lenders. Honestly, yes, I do actually believe Delpo has some troubles with his wrist but this excusing shit is getting old.

Injuries and fitness is a part of tennis and if you're really under the wheather then don't take the court. If you do take the court, then don't make excuses for every loss since it takes credit away from the opponent. Almost every player is hurting a little somewhere, that's part of the game.

Delpotards are turning into Nadaltards... soon enough they'll say that healthy Delpo cannot lose etc etc

I know on MTF bragging rights are the main currency, but on the actual tour players aren't playing to get 'credit' but to advance through tournaments. This 10yo mentality of 'excuses' and 'legitimate wins' is only prevalent on MTF.

If he is indeed injured, it will be mentioned by his fans - and everything interested in serious analysis - just like with other players. And not only when he loses, it was mentioned after his wins last week as well. If you don't like it, you should ask the mods to make a rule whereby posters should always assume players never get injured and are always fully healthy. But you said it yourself, injuries are part of the game; and as part of the game, they are also part of any serious analysis you make of the game.

And no one ever claimed JMDP was unbeatable when healthy, I have no idea what you're on about. Of course, he'd be a better player if he wasn't so injury prone, but that's not exactly breaking news, is it? Or rather, it's about as much of breaking news as saying Soderling would be a better tennis player now if he never had mono :lol:

August
03-23-2013, 05:39 PM
I'm not too disappointed. Juan is definitely among the four biggest favourites for RG, early loss at Miami isn't such a big deal. If he has wrist problems, it was better he lost early.

Orka_n
03-23-2013, 05:44 PM
Holy crap you're boring Lenders mate. Reading these repetitive posts are less stimulating than watching paint dry. Maybe I wasn't being clear: I don't give a shit if Delpo is injured or not. (And I don't think I'm alone on that one.)

Between this and the nonsense concerning Ferrer... how some people seem to find you an interesting poster (or a decent analyst) I will never understand.

Mark Lenders
03-23-2013, 05:53 PM
Holy crap you're boring Lenders mate. Reading these repetitive posts are less stimulating than watching paint dry. Maybe I wasn't being clear: I don't give a shit if Delpo is injured or not. (And I don't think I'm alone on that one.)

Between this and the nonsense concerning Ferrer... how some people seem to find you an interesting poster (or a decent analyst) I will never understand.

Oh I knew that, I never expected you to have any interest here other than cheap trolling/baiting. However, the target of my posts are people who care about the tennis player (in this case JMDP) the thread is about. It's ok that you don't care, but, hard as it may seem to believe, MTF also has JMDP fans and general tennis fans interested in serious analysis - that is why they seem to find me an interesting poster and/or decent analyst ;)

I know you don't give a shit about Delpo, or Kamke, and that you're just looking to troll - you didn't need to give that away really :lol:

Caesar1844
03-23-2013, 06:05 PM
Spudtro returns to his normal level. Good for tennis.

Saberq
03-23-2013, 06:20 PM
Lenders trolling at highest level's..

Time Violation
03-23-2013, 06:22 PM
Lenders trolling at highest level's..

If only. He believes every single word imho :)

Saberq
03-23-2013, 06:27 PM
If only. He believes every single word imho :)

oh I know.......that's the sad part

Mark Lenders
03-23-2013, 06:29 PM
If only. He believes every single word imho :)

Of course I do. I expected an early loss here, this is not surprising at all, nor is the amount of misinformed people trying to throw in lucky guesses about what happened :lol:

Saberq
03-23-2013, 06:40 PM
Of course I do. I expected an early loss here, this is not surprising at all, nor is the amount of misinformed people trying to throw in lucky guesses about what happened :lol:

of course you did........so you can say he tanked or his wrist was hurting .

Time Violation
03-23-2013, 06:45 PM
Of course I do. I expected an early loss here, this is not surprising at all, nor is the amount of misinformed people trying to throw in lucky guesses about what happened :lol:

Why expected? He can't play two majors in a row?

Mark Lenders
03-23-2013, 06:54 PM
Why expected? He can't play two majors in a row?

Because he has been dealing with pain in his left wrist since Dubai and, especially after his run in IW, there's absolutely no reason to continue playing through injury - nor is challenging the top players with one hand slicing most BHs sustainable in any way. I understand you're a Djokovic fan, but the expectations with JMDP are completely different - he unfortunately isn't as resistant to injury as Novak, often plays through pain so he needs to prioritize differently.

The interesting thing about this result is that people who don't follow Delpo with any sort of closeness and are trying to throw in random guesses seem more bothered/upset with this result than those who do follow him close, which are mostly happy he will get a month to heal his wrist before the clay season :lol:

disagol
03-23-2013, 07:04 PM
This match has nothing to do with wrist or being tired but his mentallity let him down. He was extremelly frustrated and for the first time I saw him yelling badly to his box. And from then on it seemed he did not want to be on the court anymore. He even admitted this on an interview.

Burrow
03-23-2013, 07:05 PM
Kamke bores me to tears.

Time Violation
03-23-2013, 07:23 PM
Kamke bores me to tears.

Did you see the match? What was boring there?

Orka_n
03-23-2013, 07:57 PM
I really liked Kamke in this match, he moved well and hit cleanly on both wings.

The only thing I thought was a little too conservative was the amount of spin he put on his rally forehand. Many times he had the chance to flatten it out earlier in the rally but he played it safe. It still worked yesterday but against a more aggressive opponent (like Federer), that would be his downfall.

Mark Lenders
03-23-2013, 08:13 PM
This match has nothing to do with wrist or being tired but his mentallity let him down. He was extremelly frustrated and for the first time I saw him yelling badly to his box. And from then on it seemed he did not want to be on the court anymore. He even admitted this on an interview.

What interview?

And whatever the specifics might be, at least he's out of the tournament now. This Dubai-IW-Miami sequence wasn't nice to watch at all, was in constant fear of another AO 2010 scenario. He did at least get out of it well (I hope) and with some good wins in IW and some added variety in his game, but it still should be avoided going forward...

Brick Top
03-23-2013, 08:16 PM
Injury, fatigue or not I want to see Delpo wining on regular basis!!

Topspindoctor
03-23-2013, 08:16 PM
Lenders is an epic level troll. Either that or completely deluded fangirl who sleeps with her Del Shitro autographed blankie every night. Still can't understand why someone would choose to support such a mediocre player (Ferrer's bitch :superlol:) who fluked a slam against injured GOAT and choking Nose. Using same injury excuse for years is pathetic at best. Time to face the reality: Delpo is a mindless ballbasher who will never win a big title like masters. And he certainly won't replicate his 2009 where even at his supposed peak he got double bageled by Nose in AO and outlasted by him in RG :o


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Burrow
03-23-2013, 08:17 PM
Did you see the match? What was boring there?

Yes and I'm talking about him generally. I find his style bland and unappealing and I don't necessarily think his technique is unique nor aesthetically pleasing for any good reason.

One impressive performance against an uninspired opponent doesn't change this.

Mark Lenders
03-23-2013, 08:20 PM
Injury, fatigue or not I want to see Delpo wining on regular basis!!

We all do, but unfortunately being a JMDP fan requires a lot of patience. For now, let's just be happy he didn't complete destroy his year in this Dubai-IW-Miami combo, as it could very well have happened. You surely do remember what happened when he insisted on playing AO 2010 with pain on his right wrist.

nolesfan2011
03-23-2013, 08:20 PM
Del Potro played 2 horrible matches (before and after the rain), what a mess really.. Kamke tried to choke and Del Potro wouldn't let him, he was moving like a melting ice block on the court and Kamke just had to generally hit it away from him and Juan wouldn't even make an effort to chase after the ball.

Brick Top
03-23-2013, 10:23 PM
We all do, but unfortunately being a JMDP fan requires a lot of patience. For now, let's just be happy he didn't complete destroy his year in this Dubai-IW-Miami combo, as it could very well have happened. You surely do remember what happened when he insisted on playing AO 2010 with pain on his right wrist.

Well considering how he was freaking around entire post 2009 USO season while being injured this is surely better. Now he only has to keep himself fit and to prepare himself for RG, but would still like to see some good MS run during clay season. I remember when he was struggling with pain during 2009 Cincinnati final and I thought he will have no chance for good run at USO and we know what happened. :)

vauxguy
03-23-2013, 10:38 PM
well done Tobias gutsy play.

deyaT87
03-23-2013, 11:44 PM
After last week final this was unexpectedly.

LefandePatty
03-23-2013, 11:53 PM
Tobi :woohoo:

tealeaves
03-24-2013, 04:07 AM
:o Seriously?

Topspindoctor
03-24-2013, 04:11 AM
:o Seriously?

Potro is an inconsistent WTA style ballbasher :shrug: His career results will look something like this: W, R2, R3, R1, W, R3, R2, F, R3, W............etc

Mark Lenders
03-24-2013, 04:14 AM
Well considering how he was freaking around entire post 2009 USO season while being injured this is surely better. Now he only has to keep himself fit and to prepare himself for RG, but would still like to see some good MS run during clay season. I remember when he was struggling with pain during 2009 Cincinnati final and I thought he will have no chance for good run at USO and we know what happened. :)

He will do well in Madrid and Rome for sure, especially Madrid.

Agree about the rest :yeah:

Yolita
03-24-2013, 07:28 AM
These are tweets by Guillermo Salatino, an Argentinian tennis commentator.

‏@GuilleSalatino

Termino el partido fue conf a los 5' y voló a Tandil. Problemas familiares. Que se resuelvan, Delpo

@GuilleSalatino

Nos pidieron no ahondar en el tema pero explica el #2 set en donde Delpo estuvo desconocido. No quiso usarlo como excusa,nos dijeron

Translation:

He finished the match, went to his presser 5 minutes later and flew to Tandil. Family problems. I hope they get solved, Delpo.

We were asked not to dwell on the subject but it explains the second set, where Delpo was unrecognisable. We were told that he didn't want to use this as an excuse.

I hope it's nothing serious and that Delpo will be in top shape for the European clay season. :)

Caesar1844
03-24-2013, 09:12 AM
Man, Spudtro must have had a lot of family problems during his career.

FlameOn
03-24-2013, 10:24 AM
Up 5-2 and 3 set points and lost...is his last name Verdasco? :unsure:

Navratil
03-24-2013, 11:55 AM
Wow! Blue eyes won :)

http://p4.focus.de/img/gen/o/t/photo_1360692223383-1-HD_2393817_1_sid_Pxgen_r_Ax541.jpg

Saberq
03-24-2013, 01:59 PM
He will do well in Madrid and Rome for sure, especially Madrid.

Agree about the rest :yeah:

do well?Like make the SF maybe?

Sapeod
03-25-2013, 08:17 PM
More evidence that Del Potro is a joke. His final in Indian Wells was a fluke and he'll be lucky to get a results that good again this season.

Horrible player.

ossie
03-25-2013, 09:11 PM
More evidence that Del Potro is a joke. His final in Indian Wells was a fluke and he'll be lucky to get a results that good again this season.

Horrible player.

If you are still butthurt about delpo beating your boy, rest easy because even if murray won he wouldnt make it past djoker.

Mark Lenders
03-26-2013, 05:34 AM
These are tweets by Guillermo Salatino, an Argentinian tennis commentator.

‏@GuilleSalatino

Termino el partido fue conf a los 5' y voló a Tandil. Problemas familiares. Que se resuelvan, Delpo

@GuilleSalatino

Nos pidieron no ahondar en el tema pero explica el #2 set en donde Delpo estuvo desconocido. No quiso usarlo como excusa,nos dijeron

Translation:

He finished the match, went to his presser 5 minutes later and flew to Tandil. Family problems. I hope they get solved, Delpo.

We were asked not to dwell on the subject but it explains the second set, where Delpo was unrecognisable. We were told that he didn't want to use this as an excuse.

I hope it's nothing serious and that Delpo will be in top shape for the European clay season. :)

Hope these problems are solved quickly, whatever they might be.

Still good he lost early, it was revealed on Twitter that the exact problem he has been dealing with since Dubai is a 'Grade 1 sprain of ligaments in his left wrist'. I'm no doctor but this does not sound very good, I thought he had learned to not play with fire after Australian Open 2010 :o