Del Po is so much fun to watch

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  1. christo

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    This young man is definitely the #1 attraction for me in tennis beside fed and rafa. He just seems to improve every week. Today's tie break was astonishing, 4 aces and to have the balls to go for that 2nd serve was awesome. he looks likes such a Dork but he is a serious contender.
    hope he wins the series and although I am a serious fed man, I kinda hope he wins the Open
     
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  2. all_backhand

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    I definitely agree with you that he's an exciting player to watch. After that incredible win streak last year (21 or 22 matches I forget), he's been on my radar as one of the truly talented young players in the game. Some of the forehands he hit in today's match were just enormous. It was a real treat to watch.
     
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  3. 23 matches.....:)


    Welcome to the forums!

    I hope you have a fun time! :)
     
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  4. raffi!

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    Love Juan Martin.

    He is definitely one of my favorite players.

    And I absolutely envy his staggering height and blistering forehand.
     
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    Thanks for both the correction and the welcome :).

    I've been buying gear from tennis warehouse for quite some time and lurking in these forums for about as long. In deciding to reinvigorate my own tennis game, I figured I'd become a little more involved in the community. Seems like a great place you guys got here :D.
     
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  6. That's great!


    Talk Tennis is amazing. :D:D
     
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  7. NickH87

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    Great player with a voice that doesnt match....funny hearing him speak.
     
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  8. DarthMaul

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    Hey Serendipitous!

    How are you? :)
     
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  9. DarthMaul

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    He became one of my favorite players after his incident with Murray.
     
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  10. wyutani

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    what are del porto's weapon?
     
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    ...when he talks to you it feels like you're the only one in the room....:oops:
     
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  12. DarthMaul

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    His racquet
     
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  13. wyutani

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    how is that gonna win him a grand slam?
     
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  14. raffi!

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    His voice should resemble a lion's growl, I agree.
     
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    His FH has really gotten huge, he was pushing Roddick further and further back behind the baseline today w/ that shot. His serve has also improved drastically, going from a weakness to a strength. And he moves well for a big guy.

    I like his game as well, hopefully he continues to step it up against the big guns, like he did vs Fed at the FO.
     
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  16. wyutani

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    dude, ur describing safin, not del porto.
     
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  17. all_backhand

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    They have pretty similar games in terms of shot making ability though, Del Potro appears to not be as much of a head case as Safin ;). That being said, Safin's game is just so damn pretty.
     
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  18. wyutani

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    in pretty you mean before 2005? HAHA.
     
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  19. allcourter2008

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    He's like an oversized WTA player with a big serve and without the choking.

    1-dimensional baselinegame with no slice and netgame isn't really exciting these days. Of course he's still a good and very dangerous player, but what's so exciting about his game?
     
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    I find powerful groundstrokes to be entertaining. More so than all court players. That is why I think Safin is awesome. Federer also.
     
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    I used to think he was pretty boring to watch, but lately it's been better (for me). Better when he's against someone in the top 10...
     
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  22. allcourter2008

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    I find a well playing Safin much better to watch than Del Potro.
    He was using more variety, returned way more agressively and wasn't scared from the net (although no natural netplayer).
     
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  23. all_backhand

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    LOL yes, that's exactly what I mean.
     
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    It is totally different based merely on the fact that he doesn't grunt. If you were to compare him to a specific WTA player, Davenport is your girl. They both hit the ball so cleanly and the ball sounds so freakin' sweet off the frame when you can hear it w/o a monstrous grunt...
     
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    amazing how these posts get hijacked, Safin and the WTA? WTF?
     
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    Direct comparison != hijacking.
     
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  27. I'm great, thanks! :)
     
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    LOL, my thoughts exactly.
    About his net game: he trends to go to the net quite often. When his rivals slice the ball, he goes straight to the net, he does not fall back like other baseliners... so he is not at all afraid of the net as someone said. Besides, yesterday he made a couple of s&v as well... of course I agree he has to improve that part of his game though.
     
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  29. deltox

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    he is the future prototype build for a tennis player. its really showing this summer

    querrey, isner, jmdp, all over 6'6" and all playing well on hardcourts.
     
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    Sorry, but Del Mugtro is a dull as they come!
     
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  31. :cry::cry::cry::cry:
     
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  32. FedFan_2009

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    Querrey and Isner haven't done sh*t at grand slams yet.
     
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  33. deltox wasn't talking about slams.
     
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  34. FedFan_2009

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    Watching Del Mugtro is like watching paint dry.
     
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  35. Toxicmilk

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    Better than reading your posts. :)
     
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    He plays so casually, it looks like. I like that. I don't like people who look pained when they are playing.
     
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  37. NamRanger

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    Del Potro is actually not like Safin other than the powerful serve/groundstrokes. He plays far safer and is less risky. Because of this, he is way more consistent than Safin.
     
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    43 posts per day! No wonder they are of the quality they are.
     
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  39. jamesblakefan#1

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    I get it, you dislike him b/c of all the tears you cried when he nearly took out Fed @ the French. :D
     
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  40. random guy

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    Delpo got one great thing going on for him so far: his consistency. Won five of his six finals (the only one that he lost against Berdych, he was crapping his pants, literally, due to a stomach virus) and he wins 90% of the time against lowered ranking players. He has a very calm body language when he plays against them, like if he knows that he's the one that supposed to win. If he gets to beat Federer a couple of times (he was close in RG) he would be a serious contender for a Slam.
     
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  41. Serpententacle

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    Anyone watching his match against Andy Roddick hear the chair umpire mispronouncing Del POTRO's name, "Del Portro"? Talk about blatant disrespect for knowing how to say the finalists' names. It just goes to show how stupid, uninformed, and ignorant some of the umpires can be.
     
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  42. diegaa

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    no sabia que en tokio se estaba garqueteando encima.... :?

    correction: he won 6 out of 7 finals. ;)
     
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  43. diegaa

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    I actually did. But I heard "Del Porto"... and I took notice of it. :twisted:
     
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  44. That was really annoying! :evil:
     
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  45. A magnum 357 and an AK-14:twisted:
     
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  46. zagor

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    I agree,I like to watch Delpo,great ballstriker.My favourite Argie is still Nalbo though but Delpo's cool.

    Why don't you go back to MTF and troll there? I hear it's a great place.
     
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  47. CountryHillbilly

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    Yeah, but Querrey and Isner are not that good. I think you meant Cheela.

    Big, talls guys with good movement and powerful strokes. Frightening!
     
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  48. CountryHillbilly

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    How on earth do you know? How does MTF compare with TT?
     
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    I barely know about that site,I found about it from posters here but I remember someone here said FedFan_2009 got banned there so came to troll here.
     
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  50. icazares

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    I attended the final in DC. It was happily the best match I have seen in person, probably a tie or even better than the Moya-Rochus that I saw once in the US Open. I think Del Potro hits the strongest ground strokes in the game. It would be interesting to measure speed to see how his forehand compares to Federer's. Btw, was it me not hearing well, or the Geico guy in the trophy ceremony told Roddick that he hasn't been able to forget the Wimbledon final? That was rude, especially since Roddick lost by a razor's edge again.
     
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