Originally Posted by Nige™
Robson was superb in those games and also beat Kvitova at the age of 18. How many other players her age have managed that, knocking off top 10 players in back-to-back slams? It was impressive and it's not like anyone's expecting her to get to grand slam finals anytime soon.
Del Po's not played anyone this week and there's people getting carried away. All I'm saying is don't expect too much of him because you might just be disappointed.
Never said she wasn't. But lets try not make those victorys seem better than they are. They were great victories for Laura, but it wasn't like Na was on top form, or Kvitova for that matter. Li was in her error mode, and Kvitova had been poor for a while. Clijsters was a really good win for her, but she was retiring. I wasn't trying to make Robson seem bad at all, i was just using it as an example of hype.
BTW, she just lost in Dubai if you are interested.
And i think saying that Del Potro hasn't played anyone is a bit disrespectful to the players he faced. It's not Del Potro's fault that the top 20 players in the draw didn't make it as far as him. It's not Del Potro's fault that Federer, Tsonga, Gasquet went out before playing him. He beat everyone in front of him in straight sets, and there were some good players he faced. He faced an in form Gulbis, and in form Dimitrov, a good player in Nieminen and Benneteau who beat Federer and Gasquet just before that. Also, i did mention that we are not basing it off one tournament. Apart from the Chardy match Del Potro has been playing very well over the past half a year or so.