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IvanAndreevich
06-19-2009, 10:20 PM
All their matches have been pretty close and entertaining. Now that DP has been moved into Nadal's place, this match up is a real possibility.

DP has Roddick in the quarters, though, so that will be a tough match.

abmk
06-19-2009, 10:21 PM
umm, DP has to deal with hewitt in the 2nd round first

veroniquem
06-19-2009, 10:23 PM
DP is definitely a dark horse for the final. I could see that happening if Murray cracks under pressure. I'll be cheering for AM though.

IvanAndreevich
06-19-2009, 10:27 PM
umm, DP has to deal with hewitt in the 2nd round first

Yes he does. I think he'll do fine there. His serve has become so much better this year - should really help here. Fed couldn't even get a racquet on it at RG, so forget trying it at Wimby.

abmk
06-19-2009, 10:38 PM
Yes he does. I think he'll do fine there. His serve has become so much better this year - should really help here. Fed couldn't even get a racquet on it at RG, so forget trying it at Wimby.

yes, he's improved his serve by quite a bit and that should help him, but can he sustain that huge serving in a best of 5 match ? Can he deal well with the low bounces at wimbledon ? Let's see .

DoubleDeuce
06-19-2009, 10:45 PM
Yes, this is something I've been looking forward to since I saw the draw. Del has improved few light years from last year and he has beaten Murray recently. The guy hates Mur and wont miss an epsilon of opportunity to beat him.
Hope to see it soon. Would pull for Del

Halba
06-19-2009, 10:59 PM
yes, he's improved his serve by quite a bit and that should help him, but can he sustain that huge serving in a best of 5 match ? Can he deal well with the low bounces at wimbledon ? Let's see .

hewitt has enough experience. don't think he's met del potro. hewitt is in good form right now, esp on grass .i think he might make the semis against murray, esp with roddick injured.

maximo
06-19-2009, 11:09 PM
umm, DP has to deal with hewitt in the 2nd round first

Oh, Del Potro hasn't got a chance against Hewitt. He's playing very well.

jamesblakefan#1
06-19-2009, 11:26 PM
I think DelPotro's become a tad bit overrated on these boards since the French. He had a good run, but clay's always been his favorite surface, along w/hard courts. But DelPotro on grass to make the semis? I think he'll trip up somewhere along the way. If not to Hewitt, then to Ferrer or Stepanek in the rof16.

FeŮa14
06-19-2009, 11:43 PM
Del Potro is a big lad, will he be able to cope with the number of balls he will have to play down by his ankles? I'm not so sure.

Mafia13
06-20-2009, 01:46 AM
Del Potro has one hell of a draw to the semis, I think that if he gets past his opening matches relatively quickly his confidence will skyrocket and then the murray-del potro match would be a great one, should it happen. I don’t think del potro’s past wimby results are off much significance, he really has only started improving after last year’s wimby

zagor
06-20-2009, 01:53 AM
What I noticed with Del Potro over the past year or so is that he usually always beats who is he supposed to beat and with fairly comfortable scores as well,probably due to the fact that he hits so big but is also surprisingly consistent,isn't a UFE machine at all.So he doesn't strike as someone who is ripe for the upset in the early rounds even though his draw is tough,so I'm pretty sure he'll make it to Roddick but whether he'll beat him is another story.

Cesc Fabregas
06-20-2009, 01:59 AM
He's gonna get sliced to death at Wimbledon pretty difficult for hit deal with a slow slice on grass.

bizarre_opinion
06-20-2009, 02:07 AM
even though i want murray to win wimbledon, i'm worried that he won't get passed the quarter's.

batz
06-20-2009, 02:08 AM
He's gonna get sliced to death at Wimbledon pretty difficult for hit deal with a slow slice on grass.

Grat point Cesc. They guy is 8-5 on grass - there's a reason guys as tall as him struggle at wimby and you just nailed it. Check out Karlovic's Wimby record too - if ever there was a guy who looked at first glance like he'd do well at wimbledon it's Ivo, but his record speaks for itself.

GraniteHoosier
06-20-2009, 03:17 AM
I'd be more excited about a Murray-Hewitt Semi, although that is probably a long shot.

PERL
06-20-2009, 03:32 AM
Grat point Cesc. They guy is 8-5 on grass - there's a reason guys as tall as him struggle at wimby and you just nailed it. Check out Karlovic's Wimby record too - if ever there was a guy who looked at first glance like he'd do well at wimbledon it's Ivo, but his record speaks for itself.

Tall guys with a big serve can succeed at Wimbledon but they were only serve and volleyers aka Krajicek, Philippoussis. Del Potro does not have the natural volley game, instinct and reflexes to cut down the lack of agility. Low balls and overall movement will penalize him a lot. He should appear more one dimensional than ever. However Del Potroís draw was a freeway before Nadalís withdraw, now itís a lot harder.

batz
06-20-2009, 03:36 AM
Tall guys with a big serve can succeed at Wimbledon but they were only serve and volleyers aka Krajicek, Philippoussis. Del Potro does not have the natural volley game, instinct and reflexes to cut down the lack of agility. Low balls and overall movement will penalize him a lot. He should appear more one dimensional than ever. However Del Potroís draw was a freeway before Nadalís withdraw, now itís a lot harder.

Good points - I should've qaulified what I said.

I'd also add that the big cuts JMDP likes to take on both wings aren't ideal on low bouncing grass.

Muzzafan
06-20-2009, 03:38 AM
It will be interesting to see how well del potro plays.

malakas
06-20-2009, 03:45 AM
No.Del Potro isn't good on grass,and I can't get myself excited over watching any Murray match anyway.

Murray for Wimbledon Champion 09 and GOAT!!:p

PERL
06-20-2009, 03:46 AM
Good points - I should've qaulified what I said.

I'd also add that the big cuts JMDP likes to take on both wings aren't ideal on low bouncing grass.

Yep if grass is still grass he will have to learn to play on the surface first, make footworkís adjustments and then try to get some results, itís not a simple process. He will not have the traction he likes on steadier surfaces, hard and clay as well. This is an entire equation to resolve. Interesting to see.

malakas
06-20-2009, 03:50 AM
Yes he does. I think he'll do fine there. His serve has become so much better this year - should really help here. Fed couldn't even get a racquet on it at RG, so forget trying it at Wimby.

I don't see him getting past Hewitt..In fact if the odds are good,I'm willing to bet on it.:)

PERL
06-20-2009, 03:58 AM
I don't see him getting past Hewitt..In fact if the odds are good,I'm willing to bet on it.:)

Please donít do that. Betting = more stress, less pleasure when watching the matches, little money in the end ;)

Cesc Fabregas
06-20-2009, 04:01 AM
I don't see him getting past Hewitt..In fact if the odds are good,I'm willing to bet on it.:)

It will be a good match.

malakas
06-20-2009, 04:07 AM
Please don’t do that. Betting = more stress, less pleasure when watching the matches, little money in the end ;)

hhehe I know!I don't bet on matches often,but maybe this is worth the extra drama!:p I'm not going to bet serious money anyway,just for the fun.;)

Sentinel
06-20-2009, 04:17 AM
No.Del Potro isn't good on grass,and I can't get myself excited over watching any Murray match anyway.

Murray for Wimbledon Champion 09 and GOAT!!:p

GASP !!! Perhaps you've been hanging out too much at the mtf ??? :)

batz
06-20-2009, 04:20 AM
I don't see him getting past Hewitt..In fact if the odds are good,I'm willing to bet on it.:)

Loving your sig Malakas - good to see you're entering into the spirit of things.:)

malakas
06-20-2009, 04:45 AM
GASP !!! Perhaps you've been hanging out too much at the mtf ???

nahh.TW always first.
Btw I'm following YOUR lead!!http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m105/bagdaddy_2006/smilies/shrug.gif

Loving your sig Malakas - good to see you're entering into the spirit of things.:)

of course..I've joined Sentinel's campaign http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m105/bagdaddy_2006/smilies/angel.gif :p
maximo will have some competition from now on!!

CountryHillbilly
06-20-2009, 05:13 AM
Anyone excited about Djokovic-Blake quarterfinal?

seffina
06-20-2009, 05:19 AM
Don't think he'll make it. I'm more excited about an Andy vs Andy semi.

tennismsands
06-20-2009, 05:44 AM
Anyone excited about Djokovic-Blake quarterfinal?

I think Haas will beat blake in the 4th round, the way he is playing

shadows
06-20-2009, 06:22 AM
I see Andy/Andy in the semis, think DelPo has a good shot of making the 1/4s but I'm not sure he'll get passed Roddick, we've lacked for any chances at all to see DelPo play on grass this year so I'm thinking that greater grass experience will tell in the end

Parabolica
06-20-2009, 06:29 AM
DelPo has really impressed this year. Especially after getting demolished by Fed at AO 2009, most players would be so discouraged, instead Delpo has kept improving and almost beat Fed at the FO.

I think he has a very good chance at beating AM if they meet.

Kedar
06-20-2009, 06:30 AM
Del Potro will have a tough match vs. Hewitt in rd. 2 for sure. Hewitt is quicker, can return serve seasonably well, and is capable of running down any big shots DelPo makes. And lets not forget the experience factor: Hewitt, former Wimbledon champ vs. Del Potro, who has never made it past rd. 2 of Wimbledon.

P_Agony
06-20-2009, 06:52 AM
I would usually cheer for Murray, but I've gained tons of respect for Delpo after the FO, so if that happens I would be happy with any of them winning.

batz
06-20-2009, 06:56 AM
DelPo has really impressed this year. Especially after getting demolished by Fed at AO 2009, most players would be so discouraged, instead Delpo has kept improving and almost beat Fed at the FO.

I think he has a very good chance at beating AM if they meet.


You know what - if they do meet; it'll mean that Delp has won five matches on the bounce - so it's not such a daft idea that he might have a shot against Murray.

Spider
06-20-2009, 07:16 AM
I think people are overating del Potro a lot these days. Let him prove things at the slams and then we can talk.

Federer is the only guy who could pose some problems for Murray, I don't think the rest of the field can.

abmk
06-20-2009, 07:26 AM
I think people are overating del Potro a lot these days. Let him prove things at the slams and then we can talk.

Federer is the only guy who could pose some problems for Murray, I don't think the rest of the field can.

Andy Murray - 1 F, 2 QF
Del Potro - 1 SF,2 QF

Whole lot of difference I see :roll:

While DP is getting over-rated by some, so is andy murray ....

Telepatic
06-20-2009, 07:27 AM
No.Del Potro isn't good on grass,and I can't get myself excited over watching any Murray match anyway.

Murray for Wimbledon Champion 09 and GOAT!!:p

GASP !!! Perhaps you've been hanging out too much at the mtf ??? :)

And GOAT rofl!!

Anyway, yes, this potential SF would be really interesting, Delpo can play good on both HC and clay, lets see if hes able to trouble Murray on grass here if they meet.

abmk
06-20-2009, 07:30 AM
BTW does anyone know why del potro didn't play queens/halle ?

P_Agony
06-20-2009, 07:30 AM
I think people are overating del Potro a lot these days. Let him prove things at the slams and then we can talk.

Federer is the only guy who could pose some problems for Murray, I don't think the rest of the field can.

Since the start of the season, Delpo has done better than both Murray and Djokovic on slams. Del Potro has reached QF in the AO, and SF in the FO. Both times he lost to only one man. Del Potro has managed to beat both Murray and Nadal this year - not bad results for anyone. He also manage to push Fed to 5 sets at the FO.

If anything, he's underrated.

jamesblakefan#1
06-20-2009, 07:35 AM
Underrated overall, overrated for this tourney. You have to remember he's 2-2 lifetime at Wimbledon. I know he's playing the best of his career, but penciling him into the semis is a bit too premature for my tastes. Let's see how he does the first couple of rounds (if he makes it through), then maybe I'll jump on board. Until then, I don't put him above Murray, Djokovic, Roddick, and of course, Fed's chances of winning.

tudwell
06-20-2009, 07:40 AM
I think he'll lose to Roddick in the quarters, but I wouldn't mind seeing him go farther. His performance at the French Open, particularly against Federer, has made me something of a fan. Del Potro's not afraid to take it to the top guys.

1st Seed
06-20-2009, 07:49 AM
Murray's first has to deal wit Robby.Deadly game on grass ask Rafa.I'm taking Kendrick to take Andy out in my ATP draw.Andy has more pressure this year than Henman ever had,will see how he deals with it.Del Porto isn't a shoe in either.Good foot work is needed at Wimbledon witch Juan lacks so it will fun watching him slip all over the place.If Roddicks ankle is ok expect him to do well.Hewitt's my darkhorse.

batz
06-20-2009, 07:53 AM
Murray's first has to deal wit Robby.Deadly game on grass ask Rafa.I'm taking Kendrick to take Andy out in my ATP draw.Andy has more pressure this year than Henman ever had,will see how he deals with it.Del Porto isn't a shoe in either.Good foot work is needed at Wimbledon witch Juan lacks so it will fun watching him slip all over the place.If Roddicks ankle is ok expect him to do well.Hewitt's my darkhorse.

You do realise Murray double bagelled Robby on grass in 06 - after he'd taken 2 sets off Rafa?

boris becker 1
06-20-2009, 08:05 AM
del potro has to get past Hewitt and Murray has to beat safin to get there.

skip1969
06-20-2009, 08:18 AM
um . . . that would be a "no".

malakas
06-20-2009, 08:21 AM
Since the start of the season, Delpo has done better than both Murray and Djokovic on slams. Del Potro has reached QF in the AO, and SF in the FO. Both times he lost to only one man. Del Potro has managed to beat both Murray and Nadal this year - not bad results for anyone. He also manage to push Fed to 5 sets at the FO.

If anything, he's underrated.

no,I disagree.On GRASS Del Potro is highly overrated not underrated.

no djok
06-20-2009, 08:33 AM
No, I'm excited to see Andy vs. Andy in the semifinal

Serendipitous
06-20-2009, 08:55 AM
I don't care who plays - I just want to see some exciting tennis.

P_Agony
06-20-2009, 09:04 AM
Underrated overall, overrated for this tourney. You have to remember he's 2-2 lifetime at Wimbledon. I know he's playing the best of his career, but penciling him into the semis is a bit too premature for my tastes. Let's see how he does the first couple of rounds (if he makes it through), then maybe I'll jump on board. Until then, I don't put him above Murray, Djokovic, Roddick, and of course, Fed's chances of winning.

Well, one of these was to the eventual champion, so it doesn't mean much. Did you see DP's serve at the FO? He was serving out of this world (for his standards) and this kind of serving is really going to help him on a faster surface.

IvanAndreevich
06-20-2009, 10:15 AM
Underrated overall, overrated for this tourney. You have to remember he's 2-2 lifetime at Wimbledon. I know he's playing the best of his career, but penciling him into the semis is a bit too premature for my tastes. Let's see how he does the first couple of rounds (if he makes it through), then maybe I'll jump on board. Until then, I don't put him above Murray, Djokovic, Roddick, and of course, Fed's chances of winning.

I am not penciling him in anywhere. Murray has to get there also. All I am saying is that it would be a fun match with lots on the line if it does happen.

NamRanger
06-20-2009, 10:19 AM
Andy Murray - 1 F, 2 QF
Del Potro - 1 SF,2 QF

Whole lot of difference I see :roll:

While DP is getting over-rated by some, so is andy murray ....


And let's not forget, Del Potro nearly took out Federer, while Murray pretty much got stomped on in his final.

DoubleDeuce
06-20-2009, 10:23 AM
Del is unpredictable at this point. He can beat anyone, he is the most improved player this year.

batz
06-20-2009, 10:26 AM
And let's not forget, Del Potro nearly took out Federer, while Murray pretty much got stomped on in his final.

If we're going to use performance against Roger as a gauge, let's also not forget Del Potro's 0-6 versus Murray's 6-2.

tacou
06-20-2009, 10:33 AM
I'd much rather see Andy vs ANdy

GraniteHoosier
06-20-2009, 03:10 PM
Delpo might be better suited this year due to his improved serve. He should get a lot of cheap points that he wouldn't have in the last couple of years. That said, he's certainly not a lock for anything at this point.

NamRanger
06-20-2009, 03:19 PM
If we're going to use performance against Roger as a gauge, let's also not forget Del Potro's 0-6 versus Murray's 6-2.


Who's performed better against Roger where it counts most? Del Potro.

Clydey2times
06-20-2009, 03:27 PM
Who's performed better against Roger where it counts most? Del Potro.

Great logic. Del Potro has played Roger twice in grand slams. The first time he played Fed, he fared a lot, lot worse than Murray did.

Murray has pnly played Federer once, in his first grand slam final. Murray should have been up a break in the second set. Got a bad line call and ended up losing the set. Those little breaks can make a difference.

Gugafan
06-20-2009, 05:09 PM
Hewitt loves the grass, he will be looking to pull of the upset in Rd 2 to overcome his recent lack of success against top 10 players.

tacou
06-20-2009, 05:22 PM
Who's performed better against Roger where it counts most? Del Potro.

what a thing to say