This is a quote from the news and articles thread:
It would be great if Del Potro manages to get where Djokovic and Murray are now, by this time next year.
Originally Posted by Rosie
Greetings from Basel. Yes - the match will be hard. I do not like Murray but he is an excellent player, and has improved tremendously this year with even an outside chance of qualifying for the TMC. I honestly do not fully expect JMDP to win this match, especially considering the surface which he has no experience on, - but it will be great experience for him, and I hope that by this time next year he will be up there with Murray in the rankings.
I know it doesn't work this way, but:
Ranking when turned 17:
Del Potro: #209
Ranking when turned 18:
Del Potro: #106
Ranking when turned 19:
Del Potro: ? (23-Sep 2007) With 18 years and 1 month, he is #91.
Both Djokovic and Murray made the Top 20 with 19 years and 5 months.
Del Potro will be 19 years and 5 months old in February of 2008.
This probably means nothing.