Juan Martin del Potro
Amy, Juan José and Lindsay take on the recent news of Nadal withdrawing from the 2013 Australian Open and Juan Martín Del Potro deciding to opt out of Davis Cup for the entire 2013 season.
Lindsay and Juan José have the strange habit of looking at old tournament draws. Here is their back and forth about a very interesting event, the 2006 French Open.
As we all in the US continue our slow digestion of the many lovely treats from Thanksgiving dinner, I thought it would be interesting to see what tennis players had to say during this very American holiday. Our Changeover Twitter account follows many pros, so here is a chronological look at what they decided to share with us on Thanksgiving Day:
“When he has these patches of utter brilliance, the only thing you can do is try and stay calm, wait for the storm to pass,” Rafael Nadal wrote in his autobiography about playing against Roger Federer.
And that’s how Novak Djokovic beat Juan Martin del Potro in London to reach the World Tour Finals final. (What an awkward turn of phrase. Thanks, ATP!)
Today at the 02 Arena: bad scheduling has Federer and Del Potro squaring off first, even though the result of their match could render Ferrer-Tipsarevic meaningless. The first blemish on the otherwise impeccable scheduling throughout the week!
Here are the scenarios (as far as I can tell): If Del Potro beats Federer, he is in the semis, no matter what Ferrer does. However, if Del Potro wins in straight sets, he will win the group – if he wins in three, Federer wins the group. If Federer wins in two or three sets, he’ll win the group. If that were to happen, Ferrer has to beat Tipsarevic to advance. However, if by some strange miracle Tipsarevic wins….
The final between Juan Martin del Potro and Roger Federer in Basel, as told in animated GIFs.
When Juan Martin del Potro retired from his match against Jurgen Melzer in Shanghai with a right wrist injury shortly after winning his first Grand Slam at the 2009 US Open, many assumed the retirement was simply a sign that he had burnt out after a long, successful summer.
But del Potro’s wrist injury worsened to the point where he was forced to have surgery, and the Argentinian has been fighting ever since to get back to the top of the ATP Tour.