I saw Del Potro yesterday like exactly 3 feet away from me

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  1. kashgotmoney

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    He was at my local pro shop. My friends got a video if him speaking and some serves on the indoor court. I know for a fact its del potro because of his serve motion, height, racquet and accent
     
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    Did he have a mask on?
     
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  3. lilycolefan

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    Was he tall? Nice?
     
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  4. norbac

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    If he started randomly breakdancing while practicing serves it was probably him, I like to think he likes to do that.
     
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  5. kashgotmoney

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    well my friends are about 5'7 and they were just barely lower than his shoulders. i will get the vid from them and post it later
     
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    I'd love to see it.

    I'm really sorry he lost so badly to Roger; I really think it's leading people to underrate him (although that may be to his advantage over time; it's worked for Rafa so far).
     
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    delete.....
     
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  8. jefferson

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    I met him at the wilson party a few days before the us open last year. I am 6 ft and he towered over me. It is actually my profile pic if you want to check it. He is very tall. More than nice, he spoke with my friend and I for quite awhile. His game is very impressive, as for losing to Fed so bad. Unless your name is Nalbandian or Nadal, Fed makes you look silly.

    Awesome experience for you!! Nothing better than rubbing shoulders with the elite.
     
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  9. kashgotmoney

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    he was actually nice. his english wasnt the best but he wasnt a show off or anything. he actually hit with two people and signed balls
     
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  10. ruerooo

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    He hit with people?
    Wow.
     
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    Does he really hit his groundies at 100+ MPH ?? and did you ask him why he has so much trouble with Roger's slice backhands ??
     
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  12. kashgotmoney

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    all i can say is he wasnt going hard of course. and i never asked him but i think the reason why is because he hits so flat and rogers slices are so low
     
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    What pro shop was he visiting? I know he's in the San Jose area for SAP Open and I live around there and I didn't hear anything about him visiting anywhere.
     
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  14. lilycolefan

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    He's 6'7".
     
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  15. RalphNYC

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    Was he doing a product demo for his sponsor or something at this pro shop? I've never heard of top players doing that, that is really cool. I'd love to see him hitting a few balls up close. I saw him play once, it was his match against Nishikori at the last US Open. I had good seats in Armstrong, and I was very impressed with him. He basicsally blew Nishikori off the court and Nishikori can move like the wind and hits great.
     
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  16. kashgotmoney

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    it was at ********* in pleasontan california. its a brand new pro shop ( they opened up a new location and a small indoor court )
     
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    Sorry for bumping this old thread, but I remembered reading this and now that I finally registered wanted to ask for it :p
    Is this guy still posting in this forum?
     
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  18. patty_mnouchkine

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    hey jefferson would you mind posting a pic of delpo at the party?
     
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  19. MajinX

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    LMAO, this is hilarious
     
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    great story kash. jefferson-I'm glad to hear he was polite to you.
     
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  21. verith

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    That would be cool too :)
     
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