Hall of Fame
relive and discuss the historic moment......it happened exactly 10 years ago today......i remember falling asleep over the last two sets and waking up to a heroic result......
yes such an incredible feat achieved under tremendous pressure......one of the best open era heroics......When Delpo blew the third and was sat at the end of the set with his towel over his head I was so disappointed. After the beating he gave Nadal there was no way he should have gone down so easily... Little did I know what lay ahead.
Just think how amazed everyone has been with Medvedev in his USO final debut just now, and undoubtedly he was great, but Delpo was like 3 years younger, and face to face with the 5 time defending champion.
AND HE WON GOING AWAY!
The slow courts killed Del Potro. His bludgeoning forehands destroyed his wrist when trying to smash through the baseline defenders on courts that don't favour big hitters.Damn Delpo was only 20 at the time....the sky was the limit was him, but his health sadly had other ideas