Re: What will happen first? Murray winning a Slam or Del Potro getting to No. 1?
We have our answer: Murray winning a slam.
The current greatness league of active players in order of achievements to date (a factual comparison rather than fan biased assessment):
Federer 17 GS, 6 Year End Masters, 22 Master Series.
Nadal 14 GS, 0 Year End Masters, 27 Master Series, 1 Olympic Gold.
Djokovic 7 GS, 3 Year End Masters, 19 Master Series.