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tennis_hand
09-14-2009, 08:06 PM
Winning the first Slam on the first final is the real deal. It means Del Potro can take the pressure. Plus, it is against the great Federer.

Nadal took his first FO on his first final. Federer won his first Wimbledon in his first final.

Bright future for the young Argentine.

Murray didn't win it on his first final. and Djokovic also didn't do it. So, both of them are good, but i don't see much special of them.

grimmbomb21
09-14-2009, 08:07 PM
didn't roddick as well?

bhallic24
09-14-2009, 08:08 PM
didn't roddick as well?

lol you shut him down. well played young'un. well played.

norbac
09-14-2009, 08:09 PM
Gaston Gaudio.....

ATXtennisaddict
09-14-2009, 08:09 PM
Probably Safin and Hewitt as well. Not to mention Sampras. Actually, anyone who's won a slam was in their first major final...

The-Champ
09-14-2009, 08:09 PM
How about the great Michael Chang?

Cup8489
09-14-2009, 08:11 PM
did anyone forget FEDERER?

first slam final was 2003 wimbledon, which he also won.

The-Champ
09-14-2009, 08:11 PM
did anyone forget FEDERER?

first slam final was 2003 wimbledon, which he also won.



the op stated that.

dh003i
09-14-2009, 08:14 PM
I think Del Potro is the most promising of players in the next generation, after Federer and Nadal. Del Potro will be the next #1, and can win quite a few GS IF he stays healthy. But he needs to be more aggressive, or he'll have the same knee problems Nadal does.

bluetrain4
09-14-2009, 08:15 PM
Edberg, Becker, Wilander, Pat Cash, just to name a few more. It's pretty common.

If they win on the first try when they are young, they often go on to win multiple Slams, though not always (Chang, Roddick).

If they win their first Slam final mid or late career, it usually doesn't mean a lot more (Cash, Gomez, for example).

But, plenty of greats didn't win their first, or even their second Slam final (Agassi, Lendl).

Carsomyr
09-14-2009, 08:16 PM
Laver didn't.

ArrowSmith
09-14-2009, 08:21 PM
One thing though, early in 2008 Del Potro almost retired because of a severe back injury. That's something to watch out for.