US Open 2018 4R: (3) Juan Martín del Potro vs (20) Borna Coric

Who wins this 4th Round?

  • Del Potro in 3

    Votes: 3 20.0%
  • Del Potro in 4

    Votes: 10 66.7%
  • Del Potro in 5

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Coric in 3

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Coric in 4

    Votes: 1 6.7%
  • Coric in 5

    Votes: 1 6.7%

  • Total voters
    15
  • Poll closed .

Fedeonic

Hall of Fame
A very interesting match between two players that have already reached their peak rankings in these last months. This will be their first encounter. Court and schedule to be announced tomorrow.
 

veroniquem

Bionic Poster
I want to see a rematch of Delpo/Thiem. Sorry Coric but that one deserves a part 2.
ETA: oh does Delpo get Raonic actually? I thought it was Thiem. Never mind then.
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
I think Delpo will win, but Coric's game suits this slow court. Delpo will have to be careful in this one, but I'm sure he knows that.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
I like that Coric played a flat ball striker in 3R and handled him easily in preparation for Delpo. He will have to be as equally sharp to deal with the extra power gear the Argentine possesses but it's not out of the realm of probability to think he can rise to the occasion and that could get a rise out of @Meles and the NextGen Fan Brigade.

#WantingEvenMoreTheFirstNextGenSlamChampionWithTheABZClauseInEffect
 

Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
I like that Coric played a flat ball striker in 3R and handled him easily in preparation for Delpo. He will have to be as equally sharp to deal with the extra power gear the Argentine possesses but it's not out of the realm of probability to think he can rise to the occasion and that could get a rise out of @Meles and the NextGen Fan Brigade.

#WantingEvenMoreTheFirstNextGenSlamChampionWithTheABZClauseInEffect
wowzah, Coric's the only NextGen left in the last 16

Have a feeling I might get to poast the obligatory "and then there were none" book cover for the quarterfinals.

(disclaimer: by the ATP's definition, even Coric's not a NextGen)
 

Ledigs

Hall of Fame
I like both players for once. I have a soft spot for jmdp but I want a next gen to move on too. Hard to pick ! I think Coric has a chance for sure.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
I like that Coric played a flat ball striker in 3R and handled him easily in preparation for Delpo. He will have to be as equally sharp to deal with the extra power gear the Argentine possesses but it's not out of the realm of probability to think he can rise to the occasion and that could get a rise out of @Meles and the NextGen Fan Brigade.

#WantingEvenMoreTheFirstNextGenSlamChampionWithTheABZClauseInEffect
No idea for this match, but Borna has the physicality to win a slam and good record versus both Nadal and Thiem.:oops:
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
No idea for this match, but Borna has the physicality to win a slam and good record versus both Nadal and Thiem.:oops:
You would agree Meds is big, flat power but not quite to the intensity of Delpo's lasers? I think that match experience from both TRS and 3R makes Coric less of an underdog than the books have set. This will go long into a fourth, if not all the way to a long fifth set. Straight up, I would not take Coric but at the line I'm seeing (1.28 - 3.85) I'm on that.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
You would agree Meds is big, flat power but not quite to the intensity of Delpo's lasers? I think that match experience from both TRS and 3R makes Coric less of an underdog than the books have set. This will go long into a fourth, if not all the way to a long fifth set. Straight up, I would not take Coric but at the line I'm seeing (1.28 - 3.85) I'm on that.
I've not really thought about this first time match between the two. Coric likes to bulldoze on his serve games with aggressive first strikes more so than big, big serves. I'd suspect Delpo is good enough to disrupt the Coric serve games some. I'd say Delpo's first serve is big enough to have success with Coric. Delpo's level has been very solid at US Open and my gut from the glimpses of Borna is that he's very average. Expecting Delpo to win this in 3, but his lack of results this Summer gives one pause.:oops:
 
I've not really thought about this first time match between the two. Coric likes to bulldoze on his serve games with aggressive first strikes more so than big, big serves. I'd suspect Delpo is good enough to disrupt the Coric serve games some. I'd say Delpo's first serve is big enough to have success with Coric. Delpo's level has been very solid at US Open and my gut from the glimpses of Borna is that he's very average. Expecting Delpo to win this in 3, but his lack of results this Summer gives one pause.:oops:
Saving himself for the US Open rather than getting gassed again as in 2016 and 2017? He had a longer pair of Slams at RG and WI than in recent years, so needed to refuel.
 

veroniquem

Bionic Poster
Do you prefer Nadal or Djokovic to win the title (now that KG is out)?
I prefer having them both in the final. After that, it is up to either of them to sweep me off my feet ;) (I will consider Djoko the favorite since he's the GOAT :D)
ETA: my other fav is Sasha, not KG, although I find KG highly entertaining. But too often injured. His ranking should be so much higher. He rarely plays the best he can. Needs a coach asap.
 

3fees

G.O.A.T.
For the Del Potro Fans,, Del- means of the- Juan Martin of the Potro-- very old Espana naming system.:D

Cheers
3Fees :)
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
Coric looks like he go all night and all day long to Delpo's backhand. Just has to return some to get into this match.
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Coric looks like he go all night and all day long to Delpo's backhand. Just has to return some to get into this match.
Delpo's drive backhand has looked strong and solid all tournament though, and now he's employing a bit more slice as another tactical option for this Coric match.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
I like that Coric played a flat ball striker in 3R and handled him easily in preparation for Delpo. He will have to be as equally sharp to deal with the extra power gear the Argentine possesses but it's not out of the realm of probability to think he can rise to the occasion and that could get a rise out of @Meles and the NextGen Fan Brigade.

#WantingEvenMoreTheFirstNextGenSlamChampionWithTheABZClauseInEffect
Medvedev's low balls did nothing to Coric and Delpo's slice backhand appears to be something Borna might handle well.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
Delpo's drive backhand has looked strong and solid all tournament though, and now he's employing a bit more slice as another tactical option for this Coric match.
He's only got so many two handers per match so he's going to have to slice like crazy I'd say for this one. His left wrist was just acting up a month ago.
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Two drop shots from Delpo in that game, well constructed point to break. Borna anticipating the pass cross-court, Delpo sends it dtl :cool: Borna fumbling the volley, 3-1.
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Amazing from Delpo off the forehand side, Borna was soaking up that pace well and sending it back with great depth, but Delpo delivering with the inside in.

Forces the error, consolidates for 4-1.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
Amazing from Delpo off the forehand side, Borna was soaking up that pace well and sending it back with great depth, but Delpo delivering with the inside in.

Forces the error, consolidates for 4-1.
Classic Del Possum, start making the backhand corner shot get tighter and tighter. Borna needs to keep him honest.

Bad news for Coric is that he doesn't seem to be getting very far in his return games.:confused:
 
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