Juan Martin de Argentina

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  1. Love Game

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    Last Tournament Result: The 20-year-old Argentine advanced to his first semifinal in an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament at the Sony Ericsson in Miami where he posted the biggest win of his career over ATP World Tour No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals…Trailed 3-0 (two breaks) in the third set before winning in a tie-break for his first win in five meetings against Nadal…Afterwards, moved from No. 7 to a career-high No. 5 on Apr. 6.

    2009 Year in Review: The youngest player in the Top 10 is off to a career-best 18-5 start, reaching the quarterfinals or better in his first six tournaments…He began the season by capturing his fifth career ATP World Tour title in Auckland (d. Querrey)... He followed by advancing to his second straight Grand Slam quarterfinal at the Australian Open (d. Cilic, l. to Federer)...Jumped from No. 9 to No. 6 after Auckland title on Jan. 19...The top South American also advanced to back-to-back quarterfinals in San Jose (l. to Fish) and Memphis (l. to Stepanek)…In March, reached the quarterfinals at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells where he won three matches before falling to No. 1 and eventual champion Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-4.

    Delpo's Next Tournament: Monte Carlo Rolex Masters, Monte Carlo (April 12-19)

    http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/1/en/news/newsarticle_2951.asp
     
  2. P_Agony

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    Nice thread. Thanks for the info. I hope Delpo will continue to do well.
     
  3. Nadal looks tiny next to JMDP.
     
  4. Patrick_St

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    Nice thread. I think Delpo shows a lot of promise.
     
  5. Ballinbob

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    YESS Del po is the man! He's by far my favorite player. I wish him the best of luck at the french open!
     
  6. tennisnut16

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    I like to watch him because he is tall like me and watching what he does might give me some help with my footwork-which always needs improvement.

    Wish I could see more of him...
     
  7. Staiger

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    cool , I only noticed him when he beat Roddick in the final last year
     
  8. Staiger

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    cant remember which tourney but he looked impressive last year ! and since then he never looked back
     
  9. Jimmyk459

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    no comment.... this thread is stupid.. i bet that Juan Del potro will win again in the future.. i PROMISE that THIS is his only win
     
  10. Love Game

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    You and I were on the same page that August day at Countrywide in LA when Delpo won that title. Here's a few more images ...............

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    http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/3/en/players/playerprofiles/?playernumber=D683

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    Franco Davin, whom i also saw for the first time at Countrywide, was with Delpo at that time, having apparently started with him in the spring of 2008. David has been widely credited (especially by del Potro, himself) with guiding his rise from #56 to #5 in the past 9 months.

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    I've heard some announcers refer to del Potro as a brute, a monster, 6'9", intimidating, etc. This interviewer, after Delpo's R16 win against Nishikori at San Jose, asked whether he was "really" just 20 years old, to which Delpo responded, "Yes. Do you want to see my passport?" That made everybody laugh, but I'm sure it's a regular thing for Juan.

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    Del Potro with his new doubles partner at Indian Wells 2009 ..... preparing to meet the Czechs in the next round of Davis Cup?
     
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    this might sound wierd, but back when i was still in a "say it aint so, rafa" phase (about his changing to polo shirts), I wondered what it would be like to see a player who hadn't beaten him before do so in the sleeveless. monfils did it first, and the along came delpo! :D
     
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    thanks :) after i saw delpo at countrywide, i went back into my wimby files and found an early round match 2008 where he was excused by wawrinka (from where he went to stutgart and the rest is history) ..... anyway, the announcers were going on and on about the depth of field in argentine tennis. the only one i'd heard about at that time was nalbandian ...... anyway I kinda like the "new face" of #5 and, like you both, hope he's able to fulfill all the hopes and good wishes for his future! He seems to have a good head on his shoulders, tons of talent, a great coach at his back, and with nalby as his dubs pard, how can he not succeed? :lol:
     
  13. Patrick_St

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    The Argentines have a strong group of tennis players on the men's tour. It's nice to see such a strong push from a country such as Argentina.
     
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    interesting you should mention that, because there are a few argentines on court already this morning, including J. Chela, who's back inthe locker room, having won his match vs. erstwhile davis cup opponent igor kunitsyn.

    on court at the moment is another argentine, eduardo schwank, playing marc gicquel of france in monte carlo, now showing @
    http://www.channelsurfing.net/watch-monte-carlo-rolex-masters-2.html

    also on court at the moment is another of my argentine faves, juan monaco, who is playing jeremy chardy of france @
    http://www.channelsurfing.net/watch-monte-carlo-rolex-masters-1.html

    also, J Acasuso (arg) is currently in his second set vs M Granollers (esp) ..... so argentine talent being well exercised this week in monte carlo.

    Del Potro has a bye for the first round, so he won't be playing until tomorrow.
     
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    Personally I think it's the polo collars.

    I'm slowly acclimating to the sleeves (I think I'm in the minority of loving all the AO outfits, sparkly shorts and all, even though sleeveless will always rule when the boys can carry it and Rafa's early mentor, Moya, is another who still carries it well - there aren't many) -- but when Rafa lost to Monfils? Polo collar.

    QF to Delpito? Polo collar.
    CREWNECKS ONLY, RAFA!!

    Not to derail your thread, it's a great one. I remember you and I were talking about calling it even before LA, at Stuttgart.

    And much credit to Mr. Davin. Wasn't he a pretty well-decorated player in his heyday?
     
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    I completely agree about the crew necks ... those polo collars just have too much fabric in them for comfort on the tennis court, IMHO.

    as for the rest ... i'll get back to ya ... too busy at the moment watching the eyecandy of monaco v. chardy :wink:
     
  17. jeebeesus

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    like his style,clean and simple strokes. Go Potty Go!!!!
     
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    didn't your mother ever tell you that making fun of other people's surnames is puerile? :oops:
     
  19. luckyboy1300

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    imo delpo should develop a deadly serve. with his current groundstrokes which are top class already he needs a more reliable serve which is very possible with his height, so he can have more confidence while trying to hold serve and use his groundstrokes to break the opponent. he can break the big 4 if he managed to do so.
     
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    i agree to a certain extent ... his serve seems to have improved over the past 6 months, tho as you say it could be a much bigger weapon for him.

    i'd also like to see him coming to net a bit more because of his "wide wing span" as they say :)

    of course, at world no. 1, rafa is at the very top of the "big 4" :wink:
     
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    Love Game,

    Franco Davin not only is an excellent coach, he was a great player (I had the chance to see him in person many times), and these days he's showing his skills in clay court maintenance!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuRvlEYT3RY&feature=related
     
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    LOL ... and he's quite good at it :lol:

    that was at least a year ago, because delpo's hair hasn't been that long since before wimby 2008 ... but who was the guy with the "built"? :twisted:
     
  23. jeebeesus

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    yeah i`m twelve, whats your excuse?
     
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    LOL! Someone photoshopped the unibrow. Gotta let that ride!

    I like his despite the unibrow, but I wish he'd be a little more consistent week in and week out.
     
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    juan monaco, gaston gaudio (Franco was his coach back then), and the third guy no idea
     
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    You would have done well, if you had stopped after no comment.
     
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    You are almost 12? I would never have guessed. 4 or 5 would be a bit closer, kid.
     
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    hey, learn how to read , i said i`m twelve not almost twelve duh.......
     
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    I just don't believe you are 12 duhhh. You act more like a 5 year old, kid.
     
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    i may act like one but u think like one
     
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    According to his win/loss record on the ATP website JMDP is 19-5 ... 19 wins to 5 losses ..... How much more consistency do you demand? :confused:
     
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    Schwank was defeated by Gicquel ..... Pico is still in ..... Chucho was defeated by Granollers .... Delpo did not play today. He scheduled tomorrow to play Ljubibic.
     

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