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  • Del Potro in 3, winning his second title with a broken wrist.

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  • Lendlray would routine Del Potro in an easy 3

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How would he have fared vs. Murray in the Finals.

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Djokovic got straight-setted. Potro would struggle just as he did. Easy victory for Andy.
 

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Murray in three, mtf would say it was asterisked and Murray deserved neither of his slams.

Oh wait, they already do.
 

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if Del potro could not beat Djokovic, who Murray beat in straights, how could he have beaten Murray :confused:
 

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Honestly, what a silly thread.
 

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I imagine Murray would have won easily with Del Potro exhausted after a ridiclously long SF against Djokovic. Put Murray against Del Potro in the SF instead of Janowicks and it would have been an interesting one, though.
 

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Murray in 3, del Potro was basically dead after that match and even the SF was basically on adrenaline.

del Potro would have won the Olympics final though, he was playing amazing there, only a Federer serving out of his mind could have stopped him in that one.
 

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I imagine Murray would have won easily with Del Potro exhausted after a ridiclously long SF against Djokovic. Put Murray against Del Potro in the SF instead of Janowicks and it would have been an interesting one, though.
Exhausted or not Potro was never beating Andy on grass.
Murray in 3, del Potro was basically dead after that match and even the SF was basically on adrenaline.

del Potro would have won the Olympics final though, he was playing amazing there, only a Federer serving out of his mind could have stopped him in that one.
No he wouldn't have. Potro would never and will never beat Andy on grass. Simple as that.
 

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Exhausted or not Potro was never beating Andy on grass.

No he wouldn't have. Potro would never and will never beat Andy on grass. Simple as that.
What a bold statement these days :lol:

But yeah, he def would not have won that Olympic final. Murray was playing better tennis than in WIM13 there + Delpo would have been tired.
 

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What a bold statement these days :lol:

But yeah, he def would not have won that Olympic final. Murray was playing better tennis than in WIM13 there + Delpo would have been tired.
I suppose it's kind of obvious now that Potro would never beat him considering he'll likely never be at the top of the game again. Hell, if they ever play again I doubt he'd even test Andy anymore. But aye, Andy's level was on an entirely different level during the olympics. No one was beating him.
 

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What a bold statement these days :lol:

But yeah, he def would not have won that Olympic final. Murray was playing better tennis than in WIM13 there + Delpo would have been tired.
He went on to beat Djokovic (usually a nightmare opponent for him) in easier fashion than Murray had a couple of days before, he definitely didn't looked tired in that match.. And in the SF it took arguably Federer's best ever serving display - definitely up there with the best anyway (70% first serves throughout 28 service games, massive second serves, snuffing out every single chance JMDP had with aces/service winners) - to edge him out in the longest 3-setter ever played.

I know it's hard to remember it due to IOC's draconian enforcement of copyrights.
 

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Del Potro would squash that scrub.

People here are just going to use ABC logic and claim that since Murray beat No1e who beat Delpo then blah blah blah.

Fact of the matter is that No1e folded mightily under the pressure and his game reflected it. No way would Del Potro have settled for playing second strike tennis against freaking Murray. Good thing No1e learned from that horrendous mental breakdown the following two years.
 

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Anyway, this one is clear, del Potro was running on fumes,he even said after he didn't do anything for a week after that match. It'd not have been a contest in all likelihood.

Better questions for hypothetical grass finals would be del Potro vs Murray Olympics 2012 and Murray vs Djokovic Wimbledon 2015. I'd go with del Potro in 4 for the former and Murray in 4 for the latter
 

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That match with Del Potro almost killed stamina king Djokovic. A 5 hour semifinal vs. Murray then a 6 hour final vs. Nadal at AO was nothing compared to the fatigue suffered from that one legendary match. Djokovic could barely compete in the Wimbledon 2013 final - he was rolling in serves, barely able to move, and I'm pretty sure by the end of the match he was just tanking return games to conserve energy and not even making a show of pretending to run down balls any more, he was so weak and tired. If that match could make even superfit Djokovic so fatigued for the final, then surely the Tower of Tandil would have struggled to even remain on his feet. Murray would have won 6-1 4-0 ret. with Del Potro collapsing from sheer exhaustion after an hour of play.
 

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That match with Del Potro almost killed stamina king Djokovic. A 5 hour semifinal vs. Murray then a 6 hour final vs. Nadal at AO was nothing compared to the fatigue suffered from that one legendary match. Djokovic could barely compete in the Wimbledon 2013 final - he was rolling in serves, barely able to move, and I'm pretty sure by the end of the match he was just tanking return games to conserve energy and not even making a show of pretending to run down balls any more, he was so weak and tired. If that match could make even superfit Djokovic so fatigued for the final, then surely the Tower of Tandil would have struggled to even remain on his feet. Murray would have won 6-1 4-0 ret. with Del Potro collapsing from sheer exhaustion after an hour of play.
Agreed, no other way Murray could beat those players on the big stage.
 

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Del Potro isn't really tough match-up for Murray.
Murray in 3 vs Del Potro Olympics 2012
 
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