Monday, April 6, 2009

Juan Martin Del Potro breaks into the top 5


20-year-old Argentine, Juan Martin Del Potro, is the latest addition to the world's top 5 as his semifinal showing in Miami last week lifted him to a career-high ranking of number 5.

The Argentine, who beat Rafael Nadal in the quarters of Miami, is having a successful season so far that includes a title win in Auckland, quarterfinal appearances at the Australian Open and Indian Wells, besides his Miami efforts last week.

Simon Reed of Eurosport, questioned
JMDP's ability to maintain this ranking and said that he is "not at all convinced that Del Potro can sustain his momentum".

JMDP is a talented, aggressive player, but I still maintain that he struggles against top players, despite his win over Nadal, which I still consider a fluke. It was a good fluke, don't get me wrong (one that took him to the top 5 for the 1st time), but we can't start expecting this young lad to be a threat to the top players just yet.

Right now, I'd like to congratulate JMDP on this amazing effort. This same time last year, he had lost in the second rounds of both Indian Wells and Miami, and he couldn't even make it through qualifying in Monte Carlo. I think it's key for him right now to try and do well on clay, where he has a great chance of winning plenty of extra points, and try to stick around in the top 5 as long as he could, because after Wimbledon, he's got that insane task of defending 4 back-to-back titles. Good luck with that !!!

What do you think?!?! How long can JMDP keep this new ranking?!?!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

ok about the tennis match tonight.... THE REPORTER WAS SUCH AN ASS TO DEL POTRO SAYING "WE ARE RUNNING OUT TIME" WHEN HE POLITELY ASKED TO SPEAK IN SPANISH FOR HIS FAMILY!! AND THEN HE SAYS " OK MAKE IT FAST" WHEN DEL POTRO ASKED THE SECOND TIME! IT'S HIS MOMENT TO SHINE STUPID REPORTER! .... IT REALLLLY BOTHERED ME!!!!
DOESNT MATTER VIVA DEL POTRO!!! Y VIVA ARGENTINAAA

Reem said...

Yes I have to agree that was extremely annoying!!! I got so pissed when the guy said no the first time. He's denying a first-time Grand Slam winner the right to speak to his folks and his team in Spanish after winning the whole thing?!?! What the hell?!?!
But like you said, VIVA DEL POTRO! :)