Why does Gilles Simon trouble Del Potro so much? ...Possible upset?

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  1. Homeboy Hotel

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    The pair have met three times, going in Delpo's favour 2-1. It's not many in terms of meetings but check out the scorelines in all of their matches (including US Open 2008 going the distance and Wimbledon 2011)...

    Wimbledon 2011 - Winner: Del Potro
    7-6(8.) 7-6(5) 7-5

    US Open 2008 - Winner: Del Potro
    6-4, 6-7(4), 6-1, 3-6, 6-3

    New Haven 2007 - Winner: Simon
    7-6(3), 6-7(5), 7-5

    Del Potro can destroy Nadal 6-2 6-2 6-2 at the US Open yet struggles against Simon, the 'weedy' version of Murray. What is it about his game that troubles him?
     
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  2. TopFH

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    Tennis is all about match-ups. I think it is because Simon likes pace.
     
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  3. chrischris

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    Quite true...
     
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  4. Mick

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    not only del potro, even federer has had problems when playing simon.

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  5. tennis_fan_182

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    Simon is Djokovic-lite. Simon can still beat Murray.
     
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