Del Potro pounds out victory

Del Potro pounds out victory

There are 3 comments on the The Straits Times story from Jan 18, 2010, titled Del Potro pounds out victory. In it, The Straits Times reports that:

US OPEN champion Juan Martin Del Potro, playing with a wrist injury, needed three hours to subdue American Michael Russell in four sets to make the second round of the Australian Open on Monday.

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“Lost in these dreams”

Since: Jun 08

Finding all the missing pieces

#1 Jan 20, 2010
He also had to have a long duel with James Blake in an epic second round that went for 5 sets. Both men played wonderfully and even with the loss James has a lot to take away from this match. It was also there for him to win, and given his not as substantial 5 set record hopefully this will be a confidence boost for him. So kudos to James and I wish him the best.
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#2 Jan 21, 2010
I too was hoping Blake could win.. Nothing against Del Potro but Blake has been such a fighter all these years that i was hoping he will be rewarded with a semi final (if not a final) grand slam appearance.

By the way, i noticed he is no longer doning Nike apparel. Did Nike ditch him or the other way round.

Runaway Bay, Australia

#3 Jan 21, 2010
I take it neither of you live in Australia..

'cos it seems like you watched the match. Channel 7 here in Australia cut short the Blake vs Del Potro match as the news and neighbours was way more important. When coverage resumed (coverage is NOT live in the evenings - WHY?????), they showed 1 hour delayed coverage of the Henin vs Dementieva match.

I had to follow the live score on the IBM iPhone application (excellent, it is)- the only way of keeping up to date with the score in the Blake game.

The woeful coverage of the Australian Open by Australian Channel 7 is embarrassing to say the least. Apparently the coverage in South Africa is better...

Well done to Del Potro, although I was rooting for Blake - top man, bad luck

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