Last year it was mostly Federer-Tsonga,now at the start of this season it`s plenty of Federer-Del Potro matches.
Tough to say what will happen.Federer is struggling with illness while Del Potro hasn`t been really convincing either in this tourney.
Looks like we've been trending toward a win by del Po. In 2009, he was assaulted all year until he finally made it close at RG. Then got the win at the U.S. Open. Since then, he has been assaulted ever since until he finally made it close in Dubai.
Honeslty I think Delpo will lose this pretty easily unless Fed is in real bad shape. As much as I like Delpo he just does not have it quite back yet. Its getting there though. He is still kind of sloppy and has concentration lapses at random times. Fed seems to be focussing better now than he did two years ago. I have not seen him have any major lapses in quite a while. He must be settleing into the whole fatherhood thing and getting comfortable again.
Delpo will be back in full force after the clay court season. Clay will be good for him this year. Summer hard court swing he will do a lot of damage. Maybe even take the open this year again.