Japan Open Final: Raonic v. Del Potro GRUDE MATCH SHOWDOWN

Who wins it all?

  • Del Potro in 2

    Votes: 4 14.8%
  • Del Potro in 3

    Votes: 11 40.7%
  • Raonic in 2

    Votes: 2 7.4%
  • Raonic in 3

    Votes: 5 18.5%
  • Connors in 5

    Votes: 5 18.5%

  • Total voters
    27
  • Poll closed .
We all know what went down in Montreal; let's hope we see Delpo channel that inner giant fury so we get a good match, or a beat-down. I'm fine with both. Thoughts? Opinions? The soapbox is yours ladies and gents.

PS. I'm also aware I spelled grudge wrong. Don't hate
 
F

FedererWinsWimbledon2014

Guest
Go on DELBOY

Report your own post, in the report message tell them to change the spelling to grudge.
 

Gut Check

Semi-Pro
PS. I'm also aware I spelled grudge wrong. Don't hate
OK, I won't tell you that one or both of your spelling and keyboarding skills suck worse than Delpo's volleying. As for the match I have no prediction except that it will be a tight 3-setter. Would like to see Milos win to keep plugging away at a chance for year end finals, but if JDMP puts up a better match then so be it he'll deserve it.
 

kishnabe

Talk Tennis Guru
Raonic is in hot form.....he should win..Delpo just recently recovered so we will see.

My pick Raonic in 3.
 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
I want my boy Raonic to add to his titles but objectively i think he's the better player lately too. (altho Delpo is no pushover) So barring any mental collapses, i expect Milos to take the trophy!
 

Team10

Hall of Fame
Delpo in three. I think he will want to avenge that match in Montreal. Lets just hope Raonic is a little more sportsman-like is time around.
 

Chico

Banned
I have one little favour to ask. Could you people please start making polls like this:
Player 1 in 2
Player 1 in 3
Player 2 in 3
Player 2 in 2.

This way we can immediately see the how are votes distributed from one end to another.

Sorry to bring this up but it really bothers me and I think it is not much to ask for and would greatly improve all match polls.

Thank you.

On the topic I think Delpo in 3 if he is healthy. If he is not 100% than Raonic in 2.
 

Ironwood

Professional
Milos looked strong against Dodig and the match turned when he ran off six straight points in the 1st set TB. I was impressed with his movement and agility in the match compared to the way he lumbers around the court between points. Of course, he has a long way to match the agility of the top 3/4, but he should be just as agile as Delpo! Raonic in three!
 

pound cat

G.O.A.T.
Here's what Delpo has to say about the final and Raonic after his win over Almagro yesterday.



"In the final, anything can happen," del Potro was quoted as saying by Japan's Kyodo news agency.

"Milos is playing really well. He already won the tournament last week, beating (Tomas) Berdych in the final, and he's here in another final of a big tournament.

"I know his game, and it's tough to break his serve. But as I said, anything can happen in the final and maybe I need to play better than today for me to have a chance."
 

Clarky21

Banned
What a bore fest this match is so far. Zero rallies and nothing but serving. Just reiterates why I dislike the fall tennis season.
 

Gut Check

Semi-Pro
2-3, Raonic serving 40-15 game point, holds his ground on Delops service return to hit a half volley winner from the baseline into the open court. Nice.
 

Ballinbob

Hall of Fame
Raonic has grown on me. He's made some good improvements to his game. He's coming into the net more, hitting his backhand much better ect
 

Overdrive

Legend
Raonic has grown on me. He's made some good improvements to his game. He's coming into the net more, hitting his backhand much better ect
If he would have beaten Nadal in Montreal, there would have been more fans out there (plus an outcry). :lol:
 

Tenez101

Hall of Fame
Raonic has got game. If he can transition this type of form to best of five (i.e., work on his fitness A LOT), I can see him winning slams in the future (most likely USO).
 

Gut Check

Semi-Pro
Raonic better than Del Potro in 1st set in every way except between the ears at the critical moments. Del Potro holds tough all all BPs, Milos DF late in breaker. Still anyone's match, but Del Potro with a leg up for now.
 

Gut Check

Semi-Pro
Del Potro with lots of experience in how to manage him game in big match situations versus top opposition, which is something Raonic just doesn't have yet, but win or lose this match will help Raonic get a better feel for these moments.
 

Tenez101

Hall of Fame
Del Potro with lots of experience in how to manage him game in big match situations versus top opposition, which is something Raonic just doesn't have yet, but win or lose this match will help Raonic get a better feel for these moments.
This exactly. Del Potro just knows how to play the big points.
 

Tenez101

Hall of Fame
This must be incredibly frustrating for Milos. He is going deep into literally every Delpo service game only to blow the crucial points. This is where the wheels come off I'm afraid.
 

Tenez101

Hall of Fame
GSM Delpo. Good try Raonic, you're getting there, just need to work on shot selection on the big points. A good example is the way he played the second match point.
 

Zildite

Hall of Fame
Tuned in for the last two games. Del Potro's forehand was doing a lot of damage.
He could hardly do anything at all on Raonic's serve except for right at the end there so it might seem a bit misleading.
Mostly stayed in and toughed it out like with Almagro.
 

Sid_Vicious

G.O.A.T.
He could hardly do anything at all on Raonic's serve except for right at the end there so it might seem a bit misleading.
Mostly stayed in and toughed it out like with Almagro.
Thanks for the rundown on the match, Zildite.


Del Potro also seemed to be serving well. He was serving well over 200 kph in that last game.
 
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