Originally Posted by Niall
This thread shouldn't exist!!!
I have been told several times that if Andy Murray was Spanish or Argentine no one would notice him because Spain and Argentina have sooo many amazing young players. Del Potro is Murray but a year younger and as such is a great prospect.
I look forward to seeing them meet on the atp tour so Murray can complete a hat-trick of wins.
I think most people who follow Tennis at the lower level can recognize a young up-an-comer regardless of his country of origin, so JM was bond to get some attention based on his results.
What people may have been trying to tell you is that the media and the average Tennis fan from those countries would not notice a young talent like Del Potro because they have plenty of other top players to cover, while in Great Britain or The USA theres only one top player to follow, and people/the media feel the need to look for the next great thing, so Murray in GB or Young in the USA get more attention than Del Potro gets in Argentina, while having comparable results at a similar age.