One Del Potro's most admirable qualities

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  1. Speranza

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    He shows no fear of any player... This is not just in reference to his match just now with Novak, but all his matches. He's never had mental fragility IMO.

    Great player, nice guy. Good luck tomorrow Juan Martin.

    PS Just improve your net play a touch :)
     
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  2. W.P. Mayhew

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    Here's hoping that wrist stays fit throughout the season. He did great today. Novak's concentration seemed off at times; great way to capitalize on that.

    Speranza... new season underway? :D
     
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    Yes, it did, didn't it? Which one could argue may have put off another player, where you start to question yourself. But not Del Potro. Hope that wrist holds up enough tomorrow, let alone the rest of the season! If he can hit as hard as he did today, he's got a chance. Ralph isn't as quick around the court as Novak currently.

    And as for the new season? Well, why do you think I'm here typing and not either of them? ;)
     
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  4. zagor

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    He always had a good head on his shoulders and a big game (especially that running FH), he's just too injury prone and doesn't move as well as the other top guys (still moves great for his height).
     
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    Yep, spot on.
     
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    ovak got owened. Suck it hoe.
     
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  7. Speranza

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    Err, I've no idea what this means.
     
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    True, the Tower of Tandil does have this quality. It may be in part due to the strong human psychological urge of height advantage leading to perceived superiority. Delpo towers over most of his opponents so he is less afraid of the "little" 6'1 or 6'2 guys.
     
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  9. Speranza

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    That's an aspect I'd never considered in tennis. Hmmm, food for thought.
     
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    The most enjoyable player! Heart of a LION.
     
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    Delpo is a cool dude but now I hate him...

    For the time being.
     
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  12. Speranza

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    No you don't :)

    I liked the greeting at the net as they finished. Much respect between them.
     
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    They're actually really good friends, don't have a clue what they do in their free time but that's what I've heard.
     
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    I don't agree about the mental fragility. I do think he has it, I think he can get rattled, and doesn't let it go.

    I do wish him luck and think he's a nice guy.
     
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    Delpo 2.0 >> Djokovic 2.0. Proof, see IW2013 :)
     
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    Djokovic tanked to prevent further damage to the h2h against Nadal
     
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    His net play wasn't that bad imo. The Dutch commentators were even mentioning that he's working on it with his coach. About the mental strenght.. yes I do agree with you to an extent. I did show some nervousness today when it became tight.. the wasted breakpoints on 3-3 3rd set (that shank). And it looked as if he was choking after 30-0 in the last game. It's a good thing that Djokovic out-choked him there. But yeah, those are all normal emotions that all players get when it's tight. I agree with you that he doesn't show that fear that players like Berdych and Tsonga do seem to have. (Ferrer's just not good enough)
     
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    Yep, I noticed that he commented on it himself in his post match interview, that he's working on his net play. Yes also to the tightness that every play suffers in such moments.

    And as for Ferrer, he seems to only have one game. If that game doesn't work, he can't change to plan B.
     
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    Delpo always had more potential than Berd or Tsonga. The only question mark was whether and when he would live up to it after his surprise USO win and the massive setback of his wrist injury.
     
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    Yep, that about sums it up :D

    If Roger hadn't tanked to prevent further damage to his h2h against Nole, Nole would not have had to tank, no ? Now which h2h did Murray tank to avoid damaging further ?
     
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    No one remembers the double bagel DelPo ate in AO'2009? That was a meltdown of epic proportions.

    Granted, he went on to win USO that year, but let's just not build one more idealized myth. Everyone has bad days.
     
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    Used to not like Delpo. Til' I found out he is the nicest guy for sure.
     
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    DelPo is more likable than Muzza, for sure.
     
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    Berdych IS mentally fragile. I don't think Tsonga is, though - he's just unfocussed/inconsistent, and you never know what sort of day he'll have.

    When he's mentally 'on' he can be nigh on indestructible for entire matches, however, like in beating Fed at Wimby from 2 sets down, and smashing Nadal at the AO.
     
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    Raonic could take a lesson or two from DelPro of similar size, on managing the big points. I think Milos may have better weapons than DelPro, a bigger serve, decent backhand, a forehand almost as strong and for a big guy, Raonic moves well. But he's had a few losses against the big guys that turned on a couple of big points that DelPro seems to manage better.
     
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    I agree. Tsonga runs hot-and-cold. Seems to need something to get his enegy level up at times. But, in his epic match with Novak in last year's French, I didn't think he choked. He went for his shots in some big moments but just missed.

    And, in all honesty, when all are playing their best, I think Delpo and Tsonga are a little better than Berdych. Berdych has just figured out how to be more consistent in the last year or so. Of course, I'm not sure how to judge Delpo as he's been battling the wrist injury that has forced him to alter his game some. If he can get it right, I think he'll be an even better player for it because it will have added a new dimension with that slice backhand.
     
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    Players that play better when down have a little bit of mental frailty,
    at all levels.
     
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    Murray tanked for our sins.

    I've always liked Del Po-I didn't even mind about the USA Open final, I just want to see more of him, and hopefully what we've seen recently is a taster of things to come.

    Vamos Del Po!
     
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