Juan Martin Del Potro Has Won 12 Straight Matches In Washington, Plays Haas Tonight
by Tom Gainey | August 3rd, 2013, 10:24 am

Juan Martin Del Potro won his 13th straight match at the Citi Open Washington last night, beating the hard-serving Kevin Anderson 76, 63 to reach the semifinals. Del Potro won the tournament in 2008 (Andy Roddick) and the following year in 2009 (Viktor Troicki) but due to injuries and other issues he hasn’t returned until this week, and he’s continued to dominate the event.

On his way to the 2008 triumph, Del Potro beat both John Isner and Tommy Haas in the event. He’ll play the 35-year-old Haas again tonight then possibly Isner, who meets Dimitry Tursunov, in the Sunday final.

“He has given me a lot of troubles,” said Haas who is 0-4 against the Argentine, never having won a set. “He is such a sound player from the baseline. He moves pretty well for being very tall, and he just has great ground strokes. I’ve always tried to have different game plans [when] playing against him, and when I played him in Indian Wells, it totally went out the door.

“It’s going to be a big challenge. I hope I mix it up, play well, be aggressive, and not give him too many easy points.”

Can Del Potro get to lucky No. 13?

Also important for Del Potro is no issues with his knee after two scary falls at Wimbledon.

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12 Comments for Juan Martin Del Potro Has Won 12 Straight Matches In Washington, Plays Haas Tonight

Brando Says:

Go Delpo! Really want him to have a big year, atleast a MS win. IF Rafa and Andy cannot win a tourny, big man I’m all in for you. Vamos!

metan Says:

Good obsevarion Tom Ganey.
JMP will get his lucky 13, imo.

madmax Says:

Just love Del potro, really do.

This big guy deserves a big win this year.

M Says:

I feel sad that some of us have to choose between Hassi the Comeback Kid and DelPo the Tower of Tandil.

Why couldn’t one of them have been on Big John’s side of the draw?


scineram Says:

I hope he beats them again. Needs good form and confidence going into the grinder.

metan Says:

Is that raining?? The macthes has been suspended between delpo and haas, lead by haas at the moment 4- 1.

Steve 27 Says:

Rain delay

Giles Says:

Well done Delpo prevailing in the battle of the giants!

M Says:

He took the championship

\o/ \o/ \o/

Josh39485 Says:

Del Potro is the man!

Steve 27 Says:

I still expect the match between him and Murray in Montreal if they reach until qf

Michael Says:

It is really surprising to know that Del Potro is yet to win a Masters title ? I hope he will start make it counting from Montreal.

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