Del Potro looms

wangs78

Hall of Fame
I respect his effort, but all the young guns have his wingspan and are faster than him. Not sure how he’s going to do any damage to his opponents.
 

AO13

Rookie
I’d much rather have Delpo’s hair over Novak’s. Much more volume, slight wave, more styling options.
Novak Supercuts has thick hair, not 'nice' hair.
Djoko has LEGO man hair

I agree, this kind of hair is much "prettier" than Novak's, same kind of hair Roger and Rafa had.

I was talking about hair in general, it seems like Djokovic will forever have that kind of hair, it'll only get gray in time, while Rafa will get bald unfortunately, Roger also, but later than Nadal.

I hope Del Potro has few more healthy years on tour, so we can watch over his hair, as well as his game, in the years to come. :D
 

AndyArodRoddick

Professional
One of the biggest what-ifs in tennis IMO. 3 to 5 slams without injuries is quite a realistic guess.

Let's just hope we see his FH clicking once again in some important and/or epic matches.
 

Zardoz7/12

Hall of Fame
I'm the same age as Del Potro and in two years I've aged, crows feat is appearing.

Mind you my Brother is 37 and he's going grey.
 

aldeayeah

Legend
Yes, but you have to be able to get to the ball. At his age, with his knee injuries and the long layoff, seems like a tall order. Don't get me wrong, I hope he has a strong comeback. If anyone has the heart it's the "gentle" giant!
Delpo always had great anticipation which made him look much more quicker than he actually was.
 

Antónis

Professional
This guy is one of the coolest easy going stars on tour

This one I saw live: he was walking around from practice and a sworn of kids were following him, but no one asked him to stop. My coach says "ask him for it", he probably heard that, stopped and he sign stuff for every one, to the last one.
He was a good 5 minutes doing it.
 

Indigo

Semi-Pro
It would be good to see him back. Together with Federer, Murray and Wawa, and why not Novak and Nadal they try to stop Zed, Med, Tsi, Sha, Sin, Alc... from taking over. Have one more last dance together before they are all gone forever.
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
I'm the same age as Del Potro and in two years I've aged, crows feat is appearing.

Mind you my Brother is 37 and he's going grey.
It very much depends on your complexion. Crow feet are more related to that than actual aging.

I've seen people in their 20's who have crow feet.
 

Sudacafan

Bionic Poster
I agree, this kind of hair is much "prettier" than Novak's, same kind of hair Roger and Rafa had.

I was talking about hair in general, it seems like Djokovic will forever have that kind of hair, it'll only get gray in time, while Rafa will get bald unfortunately, Roger also, but later than Nadal.

I hope Del Potro has few more healthy years on tour, so we can watch over his hair, as well as his game, in the years to come. :D
It seems that the hair issue is the most important in this thread. Surgery success confirmation is totally irrelevant.
 

Sudacafan

Bionic Poster
Del Potro has the longest running downtime among the players who still haven’t given up about the idea of returning to the tour some day.
 

Aabye5

Hall of Fame
Del Potro has the longest running downtime among the players who still haven’t given up about the idea of returning to the tour some day.
Let's be honest, in the few years that he has been healthy, he has a lot more success than most on tour.

2008 - Three titles
2009 - USO Final
2012 - Four titles, bronze medal (beating Nadal)
2013 - Wins over all of the big 3, Wimbledon SF
2016 - DC win, silver medal (beating Nadal and Djokovic)
2017 - SF USO (beat Federer), 1 title
2018 - Highest ranking (#3), IW + 1 title, SF RG, QF W, F USO

With 22 titles, and the most wins over the no. 1 player for a player who never reached no. 1, he's had more success than any of peers probably, and they didn't suffer such severe injuries from what I can tell.
 

Sudacafan

Bionic Poster
Let's be honest, in the few years that he has been healthy, he has a lot more success than most on tour.

2008 - Three titles
2009 - USO Final
2012 - Four titles, bronze medal (beating Nadal)
2013 - Wins over all of the big 3, Wimbledon SF
2016 - DC win, silver medal (beating Nadal and Djokovic)
2017 - SF USO (beat Federer), 1 title
2018 - Highest ranking (#3), IW + 1 title, SF RG, QF W, F USO

With 22 titles, and the most wins over the no. 1 player for a player who never reached no. 1, he's had more success than any of peers probably, and they didn't suffer such severe injuries from what I can tell.
Everything you said above is fine.
I just meant to say that the last match Del Potro played was 2 and a half years ago (Queens, June 2019). For somebody who is still planning to return to the tour, that's a lot of time. Also even compared with all his prior periods of downtime.
I haven't heard of a case with such a large injury time. As of now, Del Potro is 33 years old.
 
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