We've seen it before. Players come back from long layoffs rejuvenated and hungry. Once upon a time he was a world-beater, especially on hardcourts. Do you think he'll make a run?
Pff, go watch Ferrer butthurt naddie :twisted:He was overrated before the surgery and so he will be after the surgery.
Heck, we're not even sure if he is actually healthy enough to return. WE'll wait and see, no ?
I don't think many predicted Wawrinka or Cilic to win majors this year, but I think Del Potro came into the 2009 US Open as a popular dark horse pick after a very impressive US Open series. I am sure that some people predicted him to win before that tournament. It was not nearly as surprising as Wawrinka or Cilic this year.This "dark horse prediction" business is mostly rubbish anyway.
Who predicted Delpo in USO 2009?
Who predicted Wawrinka in AO 2014?
Who predicted Cilic in USO 2014?
The correct answer is nobody.
Nah. Del Potro seems like a nice guy but many people seem to overrate him even after he has basically done nothing since that 2009 slam win. He has never even won a Masters 1000 event. I am not sure what some people are thinking. Delusion runs deep in every fan base I suppose.That 2009 USO final is still fresh in your memory isn't it cc0? :twisted:
He was playing with one wrist in those tournies :neutral:He only made the 2nd Round at his last 2 Slams, 2014 AO and 2013 USO, so nothing to suggest he is going to improve on that in a hurry.
Like most tennis fans, I like the guy and it is good to have him back, but he will not be a force in January 2015 to even get into the 2nd week of the AO.
Or just wishful thinking. He's a nice guy - people want to see him do well.Nah. Del Potro seems like a nice guy but many people seem to overrate him even after he has basically done nothing since that 2009 slam win. He has never even won a Masters 1000 event. I am not sure what some people are thinking. Delusion runs deep in every fan base I suppose.
Who have you seen? Please don't say Nadal. Sabbaticals don't count. Look at Murray, Hewitt, Haas, etc. That's what a tough injury and surgeries do to a player.