2013 Indian Wells SF: [1] Novak DJOKOVIC vs. [7] Juan Martin DEL POTRO

Who moves on to the 2013 Indian Wells final?


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Ico

Hall of Fame
The '13 Novak streak to end?

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Ico

Hall of Fame
This match will be TOMORROW, after the first semifinal which begins at 12 noon.
 
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tennis_pro

Bionic Poster
Not a chance. Djokovic is not losing in Indian Wells. The only player who has a chance is Nadal but he would have to be at his very best and Djokovic below par and even there I would go for Djokovic.
 
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NadalAgassi

Guest
Would be a huge upset for DP to win this one. I cant see it happening. His win over Murray wasnt a huge upset, but this sure would be.
 

ark_28

Legend
Novak is playing tennis that is out of the world right now! Del Potro played a solid match but fortunately for Novak he is no John Isner, isner last year took out Novak in the Semis at this event in 3 sets.
 

Relinquis

Hall of Fame
I feel Delpo will win.

He has the confidence having beaten Djokovic-lite without dropping a service game and with a breadstick in the final set in the semifinals today. This is pivotal as Juan Martin had taken Novak to a tie break in Dubai a few weeks ago.

A lot depends on how well the wrist is holding up. He was slicing a lot against Murray today. He'll need a proper backhand to hang with Djokovic in rallies.

He's the underdog, but there seems to be enough crowd support for him. I think this is his time. Hopefully the win over Andy Murray will ensure that a Tsonga like meltdown* doesn't occur.


* Was so sad and painful to watch even as a neutral observer.
 
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Towser83

G.O.A.T.
Delpo is playing good with more variety but i still think Djokovic will take it in 3.

If this was a final I'd want delpo to win, but don't want him to win only to get taken out by Nadal in the final so I'll root for Djokovic, unless Berdych somehow upsets Nadal, in which case Delpo getting past Djokovic would be a good chance for the title
 

ark_28

Legend
You are right Del Potro is no Isner. Del Potro has actually won a slam, something Isner will only accomplish on his Playstation.

I was referring to the fact that John took the racket out of Novaks hand in the semis big man tennis with huge pop on that serve Del Po has a decent serve but it is hard to see him doing tomorrow what John did last year!

As for your comment on a major.. Johnny mac and navaratilova would not agree! Both beleive John has a great shot at at least making the final at Wimbledon.
 

Ico

Hall of Fame
Delpo is playing good with more variety but i still think Djokovic will take it in 3.

If this was a final I'd want delpo to win, but don't want him to win only to get taken out by Nadal in the final so I'll root for Djokovic, unless Berdych somehow upsets Nadal, in which case Delpo getting past Djokovic would be a good chance for the title

Nadal vs. Del Potro on hard courts is not a foregone conclusion, and I would actually love to see that final. Their exhibition was pretty enjoyable, and the intensity of a real match will add to that.
 
Ok so my two favorite players after Federer and Dimitrov, damn I like both of these a lot. Hopefully Del Potro just cause I want him to win a 1000 title and keep rising. For Djokovic tournaments like these are a dime a dozen.
 

TheF1Bob

Banned
Like I said in the Fed/Rafa match, it could be heavily one sided or it could go on forever.

Novak in 2 most likely but you never know.

As scary good Djoker's game is, I like Delpo's chances against him. Divine intervention, it appears is on his side. And the Pope might be watching too:)

Watching out for our savior no doubt.

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Towser83

G.O.A.T.
Nadal vs. Del Potro on hard courts is not a foregone conclusion, and I would actually love to see that final. Their exhibition was pretty enjoyable, and the intensity of a real match will add to that.

oh he has the game to beat Nadal, even blast him off court,but I dunno mentally if he will be strong enough. Though he looked good in that department today.
 
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monfed

Guest
No thanks, give me Novak in 2 easy-peasy sets please. The saviour of tennis needs to be primed for the final against you know who.
 

veroniquem

Bionic Poster
Yeah in theory delpos weakest surface. I think it will be close but the main thing this week is delpos gained a big win and a lot of confidence.

Definitely. He badly needs a master title too. Looks weird to have a slam but not a master. Maybe that will give him extra motivation. Still, defeating Djoko is gonna be a tough ask (unless Djoko has a complete off day or the pope interferes lol).
 
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NadalAgassi

Guest
Nadal vs. Del Potro on hard courts is not a foregone conclusion, and I would actually love to see that final. Their exhibition was pretty enjoyable, and the intensity of a real match will add to that.

Nadal vs Del Potro on hard courts is not a foregone conclusion but Del Potro would be far from safe to win, while Djokovic would be pretty safe to beat Nadal on hard courts (atleast this early in Nadals comeback, that might change later in the year), so it makes sense a mutual Djokovic and DP fan would root for Djokovic. Obviously nobody sane is banking on Berdych taking Nadal out.
 
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Deleted member 77403

Guest
Djokovic looked sublime against Tsonga. I like Del Potro a lot, but Djokovic is the man in form, and personally I think he needs to get his hands on Nadal, and this is a perfect opportunity for him, especially with Murray now out of the way.
 

Gonzo_style

Hall of Fame
I like DelPo a lot and would love to see him win his first MS title. On the other side, I would love to see Djokodal final
 
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NadalAgassi

Guest
Both shotmakers will lose to pushers tomorrow. This is Indian Wells after all.

LOL who do you consider the shotmaker and pusher in these matchups. Nadal has actually hit more winners than Berdych in most of their matches in recent years. Del Potro had almost now winners the first set vs Murray, while Djokovic has been overpowering, not merely outgrinding, his opponents all tournament.
 

spperry

Rookie
I think Djokovic will win in straight sets. Had an easy win against Tsonga and will be fresher.

Del Potro hits his forehand so hard and generally has a big game so is always a danger but I think can only win if Djokovic has an off day which I don't see.
 
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