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Love Game 07-25-2011 03:43 AM

Del Potro's Meteoric Rise in the Rankings
 
The first time he came to California this year, it was in February to play SAP in San Jose, and at that time Juan Martin was ranked ATP World Tour No. 484.

What a difference five months makes ... in Palito's case 465 levels to be exact ... wow! When's the last time somebody did that?

This week (July 25-31, 2011) Delpo is seeded No. 2 in the Farmers Classic in Los Angeles, CA, and he's currently ranked ATP World Tour No. 19.

Welcome back to Cali, Juan Martin! Your fans are very proud of you!

Best of luck in the Olympus US Open Series and in USO 2011!!!

DarthFed 07-25-2011 08:16 AM

I agree, vamos Juan :D, though its not too surprising, its no less impressive.

dcdoorknob 07-25-2011 10:39 AM

There is no doubt that he belongs in the top 10, and I fully expect him to be there by the end of the year.

CDestroyer 07-25-2011 10:42 AM

Del Potro has the game to be in the top 5. This really is an exciting era for the ATP.

Ripster 07-25-2011 10:57 AM

Yeah, hopefully Del Potro will be back in his customary #5 position after this season.

Herios 07-25-2011 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Ripster (Post 5858064)
Yeah, hopefully Del Potro will be back in his customary #5 position after this season.

Considering it is all HC from here on and he stays injury free, I assume he will be there indeed by the end of the year. I am a huge fan and it would break my heart to see him getting hit by yet another malaise.

Love Game 07-25-2011 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Herios (Post 5858178)
Considering it is all HC from here on and he stays injury free, I assume he will be there indeed by the end of the year. I am a huge fan and it would break my heart to see him getting hit by yet another malaise.

Took the words right outta my mouth! :(

It's definitely gonna be a fun summer, with Delpo knocking on the door to the Top 10, and the current placeholders trying to keep him out :)

Nothing changed last week in the top 9, but last week's World No. 11 (Jurgen Melzer) fell a full 7 levels to just above Juan at No. 18, even tho he played Stuttgart.

JMDP didn't play last week, and he's coming from Argentine winter into USA summer, but he's done well here on the hot hard courts, having beaten ARodd for the title in 2008.

Nice interview from the Los Angeles Tennis Center @ UCLA yesterday:

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. . . Del Potro arrived in Los Angeles on Sunday from his home in Tandil, Argentina, and he will be the second-seeded player at the Farmers Classic tennis tournament, which begins Monday. Del Potro will play his first match Wednesday night against the winner of a first-round battle between Michael Berrer of Germany and James Blake. . . .
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-...,7417038.story

jokinla 07-25-2011 12:42 PM

As long as he stays healthy he will be back at the top in no time.

Federer>Djokovic>Nadal 07-25-2011 06:29 PM

I predict he will be in the top 10 after montreal.

Herios 07-25-2011 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Federer>Djokovic>Nadal (Post 5858995)
I predict he will be in the top 10 after montreal.

I just hope he lands far away from Novak's section in the draws, as I am a big fan of both of them:)

dcdoorknob 07-25-2011 08:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Herios (Post 5858178)
Considering it is all HC from here on and he stays injury free, I assume he will be there indeed by the end of the year. I am a huge fan and it would break my heart to see him getting hit by yet another malaise.

I was just skimming but when I got to the end of this sentence I suddenly thought.... "Wait, did Xavier Malisse hit Del Potro before? How did I miss this?"

:D

MichaelNadal 07-25-2011 08:48 PM

Good to see Delpo back, that IS a very fast climb.

Federer>Djokovic>Nadal 07-25-2011 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Love Game (Post 5857325)
What a difference five months makes ... in Palito's case 465 levels to be exact ... wow! When's the last time somebody did that?

Actually there was this guy i met who climbled from like 1700 to 700 after winning a futures tournament in my city a couple of months ago.

Hood_Man 07-26-2011 04:48 AM

And to think, he could still gain ranking points in the first 3-4 months next season since he was still coming back at the start this year. He only reached the second round at this years Australian Open for example.

Good luck to him, it's great to see him back, that forehand is beastly!

celoft 07-26-2011 07:36 AM

I see him in the top 5 soon.

raccoon1414 07-27-2011 05:39 AM

Yes, VAMOS DELPO!!! Hope he is back in top 10 by the time US Open is over, then top 5!!! :)

Beryl 07-27-2011 02:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Hood_Man (Post 5859766)
And to think, he could still gain ranking points in the first 3-4 months next season since he was still coming back at the start this year. He only reached the second round at this years Australian Open for example.

There is obviously alot of points to be gained next year. He ran into Djok and Nadal at the 3rd and 4th rounds of RG and Wimbledon respectively this year. Being in the top 8 next year would mean he would avoid these players until at least the QFs. Also he had to withdraw from Madrid after two matches and didn't play Rome because of the hip injury. Not to mention the results from Miami, and even IW, can be improved on.

If things go well (no injuries), Delpo should be back to his "normal" ranking of #3-5 by this time next year.

Talker 07-27-2011 04:32 PM

I'm hoping he can make top eight for the year end tournament. That surface suits him pretty well.

zagor 07-27-2011 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Talker (Post 5863101)
I'm hoping he can make top eight for the year end tournament. That surface suits him pretty well.

Can't really see a reason he wouldn't, outside of top 4 the field kinda lacks depth at the moment, I'd be really surprised if Delpo doesn't qualify for WTF if he stays healthy of course.

lendledbergfan 07-28-2011 10:12 AM

Delpo is already #8 in the race points, and he'll end #7 in the race points after LA if he reaches the semis. No reason he can't qualify for the WTF-2k11! :)


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