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Two 20/21yo with relatively similar runs to their maiden Slam final, but very different result in the herculean task of ending Federer's reign in New York.

That said, I don't think it'd be as one-sided as their results in the final would suggest. del Potro in 4.
 

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JMDP. He was relatively close in 2008 when he was far below the level he showed a year later.
 

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Murray was robbed of a 2nd set break vs Federer, which coupled with his nation's expectations led to a mental block in slam finals.

Del Potro does not enlist the services of corrupt linesman and umpires, so this would be a tough battle like in Montreal.
 

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Del Potro clearly. Much taller, much stronger fundamentals. It would be a total mismatch in the post, Del Potro could back him down all day. Further, Del Potro has a sneaky face up game, I wouldn't be surprised if he could hit Murray with a few solid drives to the top of the key or even baseline turn arounds.

I mean Murray likely has more solid ball handling and jump shooting skills. But in a one-on-one matchup, you just can't teach size.
 

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Peak Delpo > Peak Push-Ray. Meanwhile peak Push-Ray never existed on Tennis court. So no debate is possible on this topic.
 

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Del Potro's level at the 09 USO was a bit higher overall than Andy's in 08, so conventional wisdom would say him in 4- however his 5-set record isn't the best and if Murray dragged it to a fifth chances are he'd outlast the big man from Tandil.

So either Del Potro in 4 or Murray in 5.
 

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Delpo in 3
 

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Murray has never really had any problems against Delpo so him in 4.
US Open 2008 QF, del Potro served to take it to 5 sets, and he was much better 12 months later...
 

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Andy won all their hard court matches in 2008 and 2009 (4 in all, including 2009 WTF when Delpo later beat Federer en route to the final) so I would pick Murray in 4.
 

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Lenders creating this peak vs peak threads just to bash players he doesn't like :lol:
In what way does this thread 'bash' Murray?
 

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Well since everyone should agree about del Potro being better in 2009 than in 2008, that means he would either win this hypothetical match-up or lose in an even closer way compared to 2008 (which is quite hard to imagine, since those 4 sets were as close as it gets).

I'd say del Potro in 4 tight sets.
 

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Murray 2008 was not great

Murray 2012/2013 though would triple bagel this tall freak 6-4 6-4 6-4
Murray was better in 2008 than in 2012 USO. Also in 2013 he got unsensationally routined by Wawrinka so yeah I wouldn't use that 'version' for a comparison...
 

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Murray beat Del Potro routinely on hard court in 2009 what makes you think it would be different here? Poor match up for Pony.
 

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Murray 2008 was not great

Murray 2012/2013 though would triple bagel this tall freak 6-4 6-4 6-4
Wow! Sign worthy piece of shit. :lol:
 
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