Originally Posted by Mainad
How is Del Potro mentally stronger than Murray?
in some ways he can afford to be as he can (usually) lean on his serve and big ground strokes to bail him out on key points: he has a simpler game.
has Delpo ever had something approximating Murray's 'feather'
incident at the Australian Open? Also, i think Delpo's calm nonchalant demeanor help him stay focused. He is rarely flustered unless he makes a very silly mistake, then he moves on quickly. Murray seems to have more of a negative internal (often external) dialogue with himself. He has improved a lot and he is young enough to change. I just don't think he's at the level of some of the other players on tour.
Perhaps Delpo wasn't the best example, but i still think he is a level of toughness above Murray at the moment, though still short of others like Ferrer, etc...
Anyway, this Murray Vs. Delpo stuff reminded me of this clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muM-UQc_Tnk
neither of them seem very calm there...