An excellent win for Del Potro in Tokyo. Iím pleased to see him lift the trophy, and hope this bodes well for his campaign in Shanghai. I could watch him hit & make that superb forehand of his all day. What a shot. Congratulations to Swish
and all Del Potro fans. Monstertruck,
I donít know if you watched the match ( I just finished watching the ďcatch upĒ ) Raonic had the momentum in the first set, holding serve more easily than D-P. And there were errors from both in the tb. MR was ahead 2-0 at the start until D-P hit the most exquisite forehand down the line to pull back a point on MRís serve, and then even it up. MR double faulted to give D-P his first set point, holding his second serve point to take it to 6-5, but D-P served an ace to clinch the set. MR played a better first set than D-P and if the word ďdeserveĒ has any meaning in a match, then MR deserved to win that set on how he played to get to the tb. In the latter part of the tb though, D-P had the momentum & in the end, thatís all that mattered.
The 2nd set was closely contested too, with some lovely exchanges between these two. D-P played a superb game to break MR in the 11th game. He managed to hold serve for the title.
There wasnít a lot in it, but when it mattered, D-P took advantage. Swish
- MR has improved as you say. From what I can tell, the liason with Ljubicic is working very well.
As for D-P, I've enjoyed seeing that outstanding forehand of his again. It has been a sight for sore eyes.