Friday, January 23, 2009

Del Potro Continues Win Streak

A birthday gift for me from Juan Martin DEL POTRO!

Delpo continues to fly the Argentina’s flag as he overcame an early setback against Luxembourg's Gilles MULLER yesterday to set up fourth-round clash with rising Croatian star Marin CILIC.
He dropped the first set against Muller after a tie-breaker on Hisense Arena before eventually closing out the match 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 6-3, 7-5. Not even the hard-hitting MULLER's 22 aces were enough to tame DEL POTRO.

"I'm playing good, but I need to play better if I want to beat [Rafael] NADAL, [Roger] FEDERER, [Andy] MURRAY or [Novak] DJOKOVIC," he said. "I'm not going to beat them if I'm still missing break points or missing volleys."


age said...

Cilic-Del Potro will be an attractive match. Although he is making some mistakes, specially with his volley, I think Del Potro is better than Cilic right now. Anyway, I have no doubts that Cilic (he has to improve in some aspects) will be among the top-ten next year.

Hecto said...

I really have no idea who will win this match :P Both Cilic and Del Potro have had a great start to the year and are about the same age and are rising up the rankings at a similar pace (though Delpo is already in the top 10!). I'm hoping Delpo gets through this one, but it'll depend on who's on form today.