Why I don't like Del Potro...

#1
* the guy is mostly a baseline basher, rarely comes into net or initiates slices
* he has ZERO personality, he's like an automaton out there in a time tennis desperately needs personalities
 
#2
he wins. that's all that matters. i personally like his style, boring though it may be. i like watching him, he's patient but very powerful.
 
#7
and you like federer who is totally different than that
#1 - Federer has the most beautiful game ever, nobody disagrees on that point
#2 - Federer is very outspoken about all things tennis-related
#3 - Federer hangs out with uber-celebs and other superstar athletes like Tiger Woods

So there is really no comparison.
 
#8
* the guy is mostly a baseline basher, rarely comes into net or initiates slices
* he has ZERO personality, he's like an automaton out there in a time tennis desperately needs personalities
right on, i can't put my finger on it but there is something i don't like about him either. oh well go bagdhatis
 
#9
#1 - Federer has the most beautiful game ever, nobody disagrees on that point
#2 - Federer is very outspoken about all things tennis-related
#3 - Federer hangs out with uber-celebs and other superstar athletes like Tiger Woods

So there is really no comparison.

dont forget about gwen stefani and her husband and anna wintour
 
#12
I don't really like his personality all that much, his behaviour towards Murray's Mother was uncalled for and karma caught up with him when he left the court in tears.

I like his game alot though and am enjoying watching him, over the last year Murray and him have probably been the best and most consistent hard court players which will make for a fantastic final tomorrow if he makes it. There is a lot of needle between them which adds something extra.
 
#15
I don't really like his personality all that much, his behaviour towards Murray's Mother was uncalled for and karma caught up with him when he left the court in tears.

I like his game alot though and am enjoying watching him, over the last year Murray and him have probably been the best and most consistent hard court players which will make for a fantastic final tomorrow if he makes it. There is a lot of needle between them which adds something extra.
Did he definately say mother? I though it could have been "manner"
 
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Pleepers

Professional
#16
#1 - Federer has the most beautiful game ever, nobody disagrees on that point
#2 - Federer is very outspoken about all things tennis-related
#3 - Federer hangs out with uber-celebs and other superstar athletes like Tiger Woods

So there is really no comparison.
All those things were said about Sampras (except #3), and he was also considered one the most boring players (not to me-but Federer is still different).

I wonder if Nike has anything to do with Fed and Tiger "hanging-out". Its all celebrity bs in my mind...

Nadal is the shiz :shock: LOL!!
 
#21
Del Potro reminds me of a metronome, just relentlessly and consistently ticking from side to side. I don't find him particularly exciting to watch, he's capable of some great touch and inspired shots, but on the whole I find his stock game a bit monotonous
 
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Benhur

Hall of Fame
#33
#1 - Federer has the most beautiful game ever, nobody disagrees on that point
I do. The "most beautiful" game in tennis was possessed by Suzanne Lenglen in the 1929s. Nobody brought tennis as close to ballet and figure skating as she did. In addition, her fashion statements were infinitely bolder and more interesting than Federer's. To quote from Wikipedia:

"Not only her performances on the court were noted, however. She garnered much attention in the media when she appeared at Wimbledon with her dress revealing bare forearms and cut just above the calf, while all other players competed in outfits covering nearly all of the body.[5] Staid Brits also were in shock at the boldness of the French woman who also casually sipped brandy between sets."

In addition, it is widely suspected that among the many sources of entertainment in the private secret parties held by the wealthiest and most decadent Europeans, they organize indoor games in their mansions among incredibly svelte ballet dancers who have simultaneously been taught to play a smooth brand of tennis with cotton balls while gliding through the court to the tune of ethereal music. Apparently there is nothing more beautiful than these games. Following such leads, I once had a dream, around the time when Rafael Nadal and Ana Ivanisevic were reported to be flying together from Indian Wells to Miami, or bathing in Mallorca, I think back in 2008. In this dream, they were playing a kind of slow motion game in an endless commercial filming for Kalvin Klein underwear. It was so beautiful. The ball, a real tennis ball but white, went through the air so slowly that they had time to do all kinds of pirouettes and summersaults, then land perfectly on their feet in front of the ball to hit it with angelical looking strokes. They were so graceful and quick that they could switch sides without stopping play. It went on and on and on, there was no score because the point never ended, and it was breathtakingly beautiful to watch. There were all kinds of celebrities watching the game, which was taking place on the very large shiny dancing floor of some disco place. Incongruously, when a back door opened, I saw a dingy parking lot with various rusted pick up trucks, of the kind that belongs in the back yard of American country dives. I can't remember how the whole thing ended, but it was extremely exciting. I should have sat down to note all the details of that magnificent dream.

Seriously now, I think Del Potro has a very nice game.
 
#34
* the guy is mostly a baseline basher, rarely comes into net or initiates slices
* he has ZERO personality, he's like an automaton out there in a time tennis desperately needs personalities
What are you gonna do when he's the number one player in the world within the next 2 or 3 years?
 
#35
I do. The "most beautiful" game in tennis was possessed by Suzanne Lenglen in the 1929s. Nobody brought tennis as close to ballet and figure skating as she did. In addition, her fashion statements were infinitely bolder and more interesting than Federer's. To quote from Wikipedia:

"Not only her performances on the court were noted, however. She garnered much attention in the media when she appeared at Wimbledon with her dress revealing bare forearms and cut just above the calf, while all other players competed in outfits covering nearly all of the body.[5] Staid Brits also were in shock at the boldness of the French woman who also casually sipped brandy between sets."

In addition, it is widely suspected that among the many sources of entertainment in the private secret parties held by the wealthiest and most decadent Europeans, they organize indoor games in their mansions among incredibly svelte ballet dancers who have simultaneously been taught to play a smooth brand of tennis with cotton balls while gliding through the court to the tune of ethereal music. Apparently there is nothing more beautiful than these games. Following such leads, I once had a dream, around the time when Rafael Nadal and Ana Ivanisevic were reported to be flying together from Indian Wells to Miami, or bathing in Mallorca, I think back in 2008. In this dream, they were playing a kind of slow motion game in an endless commercial filming for Kalvin Klein underwear. It was so beautiful. The ball, a real tennis ball but white, went through the air so slowly that they had time to do all kinds of pirouettes and summersaults, then land perfectly on their feet in front of the ball to hit it with angelical looking strokes. They were so graceful and quick that they could switch sides without stopping play. It went on and on and on, there was no score because the point never ended, and it was breathtakingly beautiful to watch. There were all kinds of celebrities watching the game, which was taking place on the very large shiny dancing floor of some disco place. Incongruously, when a back door opened, I saw a dingy parking lot with various rusted pick up trucks, of the kind that belongs in the back yard of American country dives. I can't remember how the whole thing ended, but it was extremely exciting. I should have sat down to note all the details of that magnificent dream.

Seriously now, I think Del Potro has a very nice game.
For a big guy he has plenty of touch and movement
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
#36
I like Delpo's game,great ballstriker off both sides,moves and scrambles great for a guy of his size and he isn't as allergic to the net as people here seem to think.

I never cared that much about personality on court,it's fine if he's calm and it's fine if he's fist pumping every point,just doesn't make that difference to me either way.
 
#46
Del Potro as a unique talent; a tall, powerful player serving out of a tree with huge groundstrokes, but also a player who moves very well. The guy's going to win some huge tournaments in his career.

As for his personality - so he's the strong, quiet type? At least he's not out making a muck of his name by questionable off-court activities or by an unruly court attitude. Yeah, he had that dust-up with Murray, but that's understandable; Murray gets under everyone's skin.
 
#47
Del Potro as a unique talent; a tall, powerful player serving out of a tree with huge groundstrokes, but also a player who moves very well. The guy's going to win some huge tournaments in his career.

As for his personality - so he's the strong, quiet type? At least he's not out making a muck of his name by questionable off-court activities or by an unruly court attitude. Yeah, he had that dust-up with Murray, but that's understandable; Murray gets under everyone's skin.
Was that started by murray saying delpo aimed for his head?
 
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