Del Potro vs Nadal

Del Potro v Nadal


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zagor

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Congrats to Delpo,he was amazing today,I never thought he would play this well after seeing his off performance against Hanescu the other day.I'm starting to enjoy his game more and more.

As for Nadal,well QF is certainly not a bad result after such a long layoff,he seemed rusty but fine physically which is good news.

I'm off to bed.
 
i hope youre right ...... of course, he lost some points tonight, right? QF down from title champ?
On the contrary, he gained points. Remember last year the Canada Masters was played in July because of the Olympics so last year's points have already dropped off. Rafa will lose points soon for the Olympics though....
 

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On the contrary, he gained points. Remember last year the Canada Masters was played in July because of the Olympics so last year's points have already dropped off. Rafa will lose points soon for the Olympics though....
excellent news!

i wasnt paying attention to the dates! :)
 
if he plays cincy...hopefully he loses early as well....he should be fresh for the USO....and hopefully meet Fed before the final
That's my hope as well. I know he will need more than 1 tournament to get back on track. Tonight I'm just happy he's playing again and I hope he will get back to his best level whether it's at USO or somewhere else. One can never be completely sure in tennis...
 
I thought it was a decent performance for Nadal in his first tournament back. He reached as far as Federer did after all. Tonight he played pretty well but the rustiness was apparent. Hopefully with time that will come off.
 
That's my hope as well. I know he will need more than 1 tournament to get back on track. Tonight I'm just happy he's playing again and I hope he will get back to his best level whether it's at USO or somewhere else. One can never be completely sure in tennis...


The way he played in the first set was a good is a good indication he is on the right track. I was glad he lost that second set quickly..
 
I thought it was a decent performance for Nadal in his first tournament back. He reached as far as Federer did after all. Tonight he played pretty well but the rustiness was apparent. Hopefully with time that will come off.
Yes and he will need to get some confidence back. Delpo could be a bad matchup for him as well, especially on hard.
 
Yes and he will need to get some confidence back. Delpo could be a bad matchup for him as well, especially on hard.

..I don't worry about delpo meeting rafa at the USO. Even when he was losing today he didn't look intimidated.

Against tsonga and gonzalez at the AO, he looked worried the whole match.
 
Yes and he will need to get some confidence back. Delpo could be a bad matchup for him as well, especially on hard.
Murray and Del Potro will both be tough opponents on hard courts. Roddick is playing well now but seems to be a good matchup for Nadal, but he is also very determined right now so he cant be discounted. Federer is probably just biding his time for the U.S Open again the way he seems to go about things these days. Djokovic seems out of it at the moment. There will be alot of competition but I think his 2nd tournament back will give a better idea how he is doing now and progressing in his comeback.
 
Murray and Del Potro will both be tough opponents on hard courts. Roddick is playing well now but seems to be a good matchup for Nadal, but he is also very determined right now so he cant be discounted. Federer is probably just biding his time for the U.S Open again the way he seems to go about things these days. Djokovic seems out of it at the moment. There will be alot of competition but I think his 2nd tournament back will give a better idea how he is doing now and progressing in his comeback.

Unfortunately, Cinci is not a tournament where Rafa has been very comfortable so far and he will need a big serve there even more than in Canada.
 
I knew Nadal didn't have a very good chance today, relatively speaking. Nadal in form would probably beat Delpo, but today he went down in straights even with Del Potro tightening up at times and making kind of a lot of errors.

Nadal has plenty of time to play himself into form, but I would pick 5 or 6 players who have a better shot at the USO at this point.
 
WOW this thread basically has as many post as it does views. Good work OP. Its ashame Nadal lost. I loved his outfit with the blue and yellow.

Does anyone know if he was wearing a tank top???
 
Just saw the match. Great job by Del Potro, he was really hitting the fuzz off the ball.

Oh, and Nadal's fine. The knee was a total PR job.
 
Just saw the match. Great job by Del Potro, he was really hitting the fuzz off the ball.

Oh, and Nadal's fine. The knee was a total PR job.
Just because its fine now... doesnt make it a PR job. The whole point of taking time off is to look fine when you return. People on this board were just making a big deal of it.
 
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