Showing posts with label Juan Martin Del potro. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Juan Martin Del potro. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Video: Best Of Shanghai Hot Shots 2017

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Video: Best Of Shanghai Hot Shots 2017

Watch the best Hot Shots from the 2017 Shanghai Rolex Masters, including shots from Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Grigor Dimitrov, and Juan Martin del Potro.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Video: Shanghai Semis Finals Highlights

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Video: Shanghai Semis Finals Highlights

Watch highlights from semi-final Saturday at the Shanghai Rolex Masters, as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal booked their spots in the championship.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Video: Del Potro Shanghai 2017 semis hot shot

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Video: Del Potro Shanghai 2017 semis hot shot

Watch semi-final Hot Shot from Shanghai, as Juan Martin del Potro turns a point around with a magnificent lob.

Video: Shanghai 2017 QF Highlights

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Video: Shanghai 2017 QF Highlights

Watch highlights as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Marin Cilic, and Juan Martin del Potro advance to the semi-finals at the Shanghai Rolex Masters in China.

Video: Del Potro Interview Shanghai 2017 QF

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Video: Del Potro Interview Shanghai 2017 QF

Juan Martin del Potro speaks to media about his wrist injury and reaching the semi-finals at the Shanghai Rolex Masters.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Delpo into semis but injures wrist in Shanghai

Delpo into semis but injures wrist in Shanghai

Juan Martin del Potro's bruised left wrist was placed in a splint after a nasty fall while winning his quarterfinal at the Shanghai Masters on Friday.

Del Potro is due to play Roger Federer in the semifinals on Saturday. The other semifinal features top-ranked Rafael Nadal against Marin Cilic.

Del Potro tumbled on the court at 2-2 in the third set against Viktor Troicki of Serbia and instinctively tried to break the fall with his left wrist. Del Potro, who has undergone surgery on both wrists, conferred with a trainer as he repeatedly shook his wrist.

Video: Thursday Shanghai Highlights

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Video: Thursday Shanghai Highlights

Watch highlights as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal advance to the quarter-finals at the Shanghai Rolex Masters in China, while Alexander Zverev is upset by Juan Martin del Potro.

Video: Del Potro Thursday Interview At Shanghai 2017

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Video: Del Potro Thursday Interview At Shanghai 2017

Juan Martin del Potro discusses his win over Alexander Zverev on Thursday at the Shanghai Rolex Masters.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Video: Shanghai 2017 Tuesday Highlights

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Video: Shanghai 2017 Tuesday Highlights

Juan Martin del Potro, Steve Johnson, Kevin Anderson, Marin Cilic, and Albert Ramos-Vinolas all advanced on Tuesday at the Shanghai Rolex Masters in China.


Del Potro upsets Zverev, reaches Shanghai quarterfinal

Del Potro upsets Zverev, reaches Shanghai quarterfinal

Juan Martin del Potro advanced to the Shanghai Masters quarterfinals after upseting Alexander Zverev 3-6, 7-6, 6-4.

Del Potro required four match points to win this first encounter career against the German.

The Argentina, who lost his serve for the only time in the match in the second game, won nine of his 15 service games at love.

"I'm happy with my success as I played one of the good guys on tour, he's been playing so good this season," del Potro said. "This was a positive for me looking to the future."

Zverev, who was in the hunt for a sixth ATP title of the season, lost his composure after netting a backhand to surrender his serve in the fifth game of the third set to the Argentine.

The German whacked his racket on the court. That didn't satisfy his anger so he kept smashing the racket courtside until it was a mangled mess.

"For me, it's impossible to lose a match when I've only been broken one time," Zverev said. "The game where he broke me I was up 40-15 and I was just unfocused there."

Del Potro, a 2013 Shanghai finalist, was aware he made a likely permanent impact by breaking Zverev's serve.

"I saw his frustration, for sure," he said. "He's still very young and has to keep learning. He has everything to be in the top of the game."







Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Video: Tuesday Shanghai 2017 Highlights

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Video: Tuesday Shanghai 2017 Highlights

Pablo Carreno Busta, Nick Kyrgios, Juan Martin del Potro, Marin Cilic will be headlining the action on Tuesday at the Shanghai Rolex Masters in China.



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Tennis Video: Shanghai 2017 Monday Highlights

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Tennis Video: Shanghai 2017 Monday Highlights

Juan Martin del Potro and NextGenATP Korean Hyeon Chung advance on Monday at the Shanghai Rolex Masters in China.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Del Potro survives Basilashvili scare in Shanghai

Del Potro survives Basilashvili scare in Shanghai

Juan Martin del Potro saved four break points in the decider to battle past Nikoloz Basilashvili and reach the Shanghai Masters second round.

The Argentine, who prevailed 6-2 3-6 6-4, looked on course for a routine win after taking the first set in 23 minutes but world number 59 Basilashvili pounced on his errors in the next to level the match.

Attacking Del Potro's serve at 4-4 in the third, Basilashvili earned four chances to break and serve for the match. But the 2013 finalist defended resolutely and switched gears to set up a meeting with Russian teenager Andrey Rublev.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Video: Del Potro Beijing 2017 Hot Shot

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Video: Del Potro Beijing 2017 Hot Shot

Juan Martin del Potro closes down the net against Grigor Dimitrov in this hot shot play from the China Open second round on Wednesday in Beijing. Del Potro lost to Dimitrov in two very tight sets.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Dimitrov storm into Beijing quarter-finals

Dimitrov storm into Beijing quarter-finals

Grigor Dimitrov defeated Juan Martin del Potro 7-6(6) 7-5 to book his spot in the quarter-finals of the China Open.

Down a break and trailing 5-2 in the second set in Beijing, Dimitrov produced some of his best tennis to reel off the next five games for his second straight-sets victory over the big-serving Argentine this year.

The Bulgarian improved his head-to-head record against Del Potro to 2-5 and stayed in the hunt for a place in the season-ending ATP Tour Finals in London next month.

The right-hander will next face Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, who was leading Aljaz Bedene 6-0, 4-0 when the Brit retired.

Video: Del Potro Beijing 2017 Interview

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Video: Del Potro Beijing 2017 Interview

Juan Martin del Potro looks ahead to his second-round match-up against Grigor Dimitrov at the China Open in Beijing.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Video: China Open Player Party In Beijing 2017

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Video: China Open Player Party In Beijing 2017

Watch as Rafael Nadal, Juan Martin del Potro and other top players at the China Open in Beijing relax at the player party.



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Monday, September 11, 2017

Video: The Superheroes Take The Court at 2017 US Open

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Video: The Superheroes Take The Court at 2017 US Open

See the top "superhero" moments from this US Open.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Video: Juan Martin del Potro SFs Press Conference 2017 US Open

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Video: Juan Martin del Potro SFs Press Conference 2017 US Open

Juan Martin del Potro speaks to the press in Spanish after his semifinal loss to Rafael Nadal.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Juan Martin Del Potro US Open semis Interview

Juan Martin Del Potro US Open semis Interview

R. NADAL/J. Martin del Potro 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Such a big turnaround, first set, changed the momentum. If you can just comment on what happened.

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Well, nothing special happens. Rafa just play even better the last three sets of the match, and I couldn't hit my backhand as good as I did in the beginning of the match.
He's a lefty player, so he couldn't find easily my left side of the game. He played so smart from the second set till the end of the match.
He was dominates every time of the match. He played well.

Q. Have you seen him -- has he ever dominated in a match like this with you before? What was your condition emotionally after this ten days?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: No, I think it was the first time to be dominate for him, but it's the first time we play without a good backhand on my side, you know. But anyways, he played so smart the second set, the third, and the fourth.
To be honest, I'm angry to lose a chance like this, but maybe tomorrow, after tomorrow, I will be calm and see how big the tournament was for me.

Q. Did you ever get a sense that your backhand came back during this tournament? I know early on you have been a little critical how you felt about it. As you went to the semifinals, did you feel better about your backhand?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: I feel better with my backhand, but it's not good enough to win a title like this or to win the top guys in a row. Depends of their game, too, because against Rafa, you must hit winners from both sides. I didn't tonight. He played maybe 80% of the game to my backhand, and there is an advantage for him.

Q. After you win the first set 6-4, did you feel mentally like you had control of the match? And at what point did you feel that you lost control of the match? Because after that 6-4 first set that you had, Rafa proceeded to win the next nine games.

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: I think I never had the control of the match. I just have lucky to broke his serves with the net point.
He was playing me all the time to my backhand. When you don't have that confidence to play three, four hours with a good backhand against Rafa, is just matter of time to get down your game.
But also, he improve very much his game after the second set, and his balls come too fast from both sides.
He deserve to win, for sure.

Q. On the court, Rafa Nadal said he played much more on the backhand on the first set than after, because after, he was trying to move you more. Do you think your backhand is more a mental problem than a physical one? Because you were playing unbelievable good backhands in the first set.

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: No, but -- when I say he played very smart from the second till the end of the match, because I was just standing all the time in my left side, and once he plays down the line, he won the point.
I think at the beginning of the match, he was playing all the time to my backhand, trying to see how good is my backhand at this moment.
It was good, but it wasn't good enough to play four-set, five-set match. And I couldn't make any winner in the match, which you must do a lot of winners against Rafa.
I think he has today the game to win, to beat me, and to win the tournament.

Q. In all the years that you've seen and played against Rafa, how would you describe the way he is playing now and the confidence that he seems to be playing with?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: I think he's playing much better. He's improved his backhand, too, and he serves good.
I think -- well, he's the No. 1 of the world. He's winning many tournaments this year.
I don't know if, in the future, I can beat him again, but is just matter of time if I can get my old backhand one day or not, but I will try to change the games if I have the chance to play against him again.

Q. Last time, I asked you, your hesitation with answering this guy, to become new ATP logo?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: If they pay me (smiling). No?

Q. You had two grueling matches before you faced Rafa. I'm just wondering, did you feel 100% of where you started the match tonight physically?
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Yeah, I just tired. I been exhausted after Thiem match, Roger match. I had flu during the week. So I had many problems before this match, but I was very motivate to play the semifinal in my best tournament.
I think he just play better than me. He deserve to win, and I did all my best, all my effort to survive this match, but I couldn't do well.

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