Juan Martin del Potro was given a lesson on grass-court tennis at Wimbledon today.
The towering Argentine was upset by 2002 champ Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 7-5, 7-5 in the tourney's second round. The Aussie had the steadier game overall hitting 43 winners to only 14 errors, 14 aces, 23 of 28 net approaches, and converting 4 of 9 break chances. He'll next face Germany's Philipp Petzschner for a spot in the Round of 16.
Delpo can be a threat on the grass eventually but he'll need to learn how to use his weapons more often and more strategically, especially his incredibly wide wing span at the net. He has the groundies to get him there so it's just a matter of time.
Oh, and that forehand? Step into it more, not back!
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