Juan Martin Del Potro: “I Think I’m Playing Fantastic Tennis”
by Tom Gainey | October 31st, 2013, 9:46 am
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After four years of fighting injuries and emotions, Juan Martin del Potro is back to the level of play that took him to the 2009 US Open title. The Argentine has won 14 of his last 15 matches with titles coming in Tokyo and Basel and a final in Shanghai losing to Novak Djokovic in a final set tiebreak. So del Potro has reason for the optimism why many think he’s the most feared man in tennis right now.

“I think I’m playing fantastic tennis,” del Potro said yesterday after beating Marin Cilic at the Paris Masters. “I won four tournaments. It’s my first season to win four tournaments. I’m in the top 5 after three years and a half, and I made semifinals in Wimbledon. I’m playing really good at the moment, reaching three finals in a row, which is fantastic for me. My forehand is working really good. My serve has improved tournament by tournament, and I’m really glad with my level at this moment.”

The 25-year-old del Potro will continue his torrid run today against rising star Grigor Dimitrov.

“He’s a young player, but he has a fantastic attitude on court,” said del Potro. “He has a big potential too and he’s very fast. We play each other the beginning of this year, and it was a very difficult match for him, for me, and I think it’s gonna be interesting match. I like his game, and he play aggressive all the time. He has the chance to come into the net, play slices. The game of him is similar like Federer, and he’s not an easy opponent for me.”

Del Potro is currently ranked No. 5 and if the results continue he could finish as high as No. 3.


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6 Comments for Juan Martin Del Potro: “I Think I’m Playing Fantastic Tennis”

Perfect fan Says:

Thats right tall man….u rly r playing great.

But we fans desperately want u to bag a slam soon next year….so whose party in their backyard u gonna spoil in 2014….nole’s, rafa’s or muzza’s??

Comm’n delpo….lift a biggy soon. :)


SG1 Says:

I’m pulling for Del Potro as well. A gig man with an even bigger game. I don’t know that he’ll ever achieve sustained dominance but when he gets hot, he can beat anyone. And he will win another slam (hopefully this year). How about a Wimbledon trophy in 2014? He’s shown some impressive results on that surface the last couple of years. Being fully healthy should only make him better and more dangerous (wrists don’t fail me now).


Tennis X Hippy Chic Says:

IMO Delpo is a potential to win any of the GS,but i agree in that i dont see him dominating anything outright,i think his best bet would be the USO,as i just think Roger,Rafa,Andy,Novaks games are better suited to GCs than Delpo.


hawkeye Says:

Yes agreed. Too much competition in this golden era.


Josh39485 Says:

Interesting. We now have Del Potro – Federer AND Djokovic – Wawrinka rematches in Paris. What a treat for fans!


Ann Connolly Says:

I too think Delpo will win more Gs and could be No. 3. Not sure about No. 1 as perhaps he is too nice!

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