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how many slams would he have won by now?
he's even lucky he got 1...if Rog didn't underestimate him. Rog was 6-0 H2H up to that point including beat down of delpo 6-3 6-0 6-0 at AO of that same year. , surely Rog thought he had this one in the booksHe would have been a 2-3 timer maybe, not more.
He isn't that great a player.
Often he is glorified by his injuries as an excuse.
Novak has tackled this overrated fellow well.....Nadal too at his peak has handled him well ..... Fed was old so he had some hiccups .... overall this fellow is no match for the big 3.
Had Roger won the AO then he would have taken Potro very seriously with CYGS on the line.he's even lucky he got 1...if Rog didn't underestimate him. Rog was 6-0 H2H up to that point including beat down of delpo 6-3 6-0 6-0 at AO of that same year. , surely Rog thought he had this one in the books
Even at wimbledon no chance, he is just a USO bully.I made a detailed post about Del Po's reasonable chances, also accounting for age and the fact he won't always peak at the right time.
I think even in good shape he still loses most Slams he plays.
*USO 14 is a split chance with Cilic, but if he doesn't bring 2009 form, he would lose.
*USO 16 as Stan was good, but no unbeatable and the draw was fairly soft otherwise
*USO 17, but he would likely be a tad past his best by then;
No AO because he performs poorly there, no RG because he won't beat Nadal ever.
Maybe, maybe he has a chance at Wimbledon 2016 or 2018, but I don't see him winning Wimbledon otherwise.
Realistically, 2 Slams and he would even need to peak at the right time for it to happen. Idealistically, 3 Slams.
There is a reason very few players break the 1-2 Slams barrier.
Murray has no weapons though. Del Po completely different player. Compared to for example Safin.If Murray won 3 I don't see healthy Delpo winning more than 3.
By the way "healthy Delpo" doesn't exist, it's just fantasy, injuries are part of the game and Murray >> Delpo.
The stat is skewed since 3 of Fed’s losses to Del Po happened when Roger was older than Djoker is now. If Novak plays until he’s 40, expect his H2H against inferior players to be losing H2H’s.
I agree with you that he was good in those slams you mentioned, but then those efforts would not be enough.He was decent at times at tournaments like Wimbledon 11, 18, RG 12 or USO 12
And obviously the RG 09 and Wimbledon 13, two of his best tournaments to date.
I was talking about the part where you called him a "USO bully". He had his moments on grass and clay.I agree with you that he was good in those slams you mentioned, but then those efforts would not be enough.
To win AO one had to go through Novak, Stan did it and thats why he could win, something which Murray and Nadal failed in the last decade, that speaks volumes as to what Potro's chances would be at the AO - a big 0
To win FO one had to go through Nadal or the guy who beat Nadal, in both cases Potro is incapable ..... So FO a big 0
To win wimbledon there were slightly more openings since there were years when Fed or Novak were not at their best, but even in those years Murray won twice, is he beating Murray at wimbledon? No chance .... a big 0 even if fit because his performance vs Novak and others is not good, on grass he would never win vs them.
US open is his only shot at the title when fully fit, how many chances do you see him converting there? That 2014 USO at best, others not sure, maybe 1 more ?.... but have you heard of a player who won a single slams twice or thrice and never won other slams? I doubt.
He would have cut into Djokovic slam tally more so.
Perhaps, but a) Federer lost a few times when he was 36-37 and b) Federer has won 5 slams since that 2009 USO win by Delpo while Djokovic has won 19. It’s much more likely Delpo is cutting into Djoko’s titles than Roger’s.
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I still don't see him breaking through much in that peak Big 4 era. I think Delpo's real legacy would be giving them fits in quarters/semis, wearing them out but still losing to them, but tiring them out before the final. AKA Olympics 12, Wimby 13, Wimby 18. So while I think he'd have a big impact on the sport, it wouldn't be by becoming an ATG himself with 6+ majors.
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I don’t know if he lost focus. His discussions with the umpire pretty much showed that he still wanted it badly. But he was stubborn and didn’t use his variety. It looked like he wanted to make a statement by beating Del Potro with forehand to forehand exchanges.Had Roger won the AO then he would have taken Potro very seriously with CYGS on the line.
Roger was all chill and happy after his FO and the 15th slam Wimbledon, so he lost focus at the USO, surely he should not have lost that match, very bad....
Cilic smoked last 3 guys 9-0 in setsWhy lots of people here act as if winning 2-3 slams is a bad thing? It seems they've really bought into the idea that ATGs grow on trees and any player with potential is bound to get 10 majors. Huge LOL at the guy suggesting DP would've lost to Marin btw .
Cilic smoked last 3 guys 9-0 in sets
Including Federer who was fresh off winning Cincinnati, the same Federer who was 5-0 vs him going into that match(11-2 in sets)
While healthy Del Potro a year earlier lost to 66th ranked Hewitt at the same USO
So lets stick to reality but if we go into hypotheticals, he gets smoked by Cilic too who was unplayable last 3 matches.