Google Down the Line!: PHOTO OP: The future's so bright but where the hell are my shades?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

PHOTO OP: The future's so bright but where the hell are my shades?

"I can see clearly now, the rain is gone..."

Juan Martin del Potro, who's been great for photo ops recently (see Exhibits A + B ), does it again with this shot and with his dominating 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 win over Rafael Nadal in the US Open semifinals today.

The Argentine cracked 33 winners against 28 errors, slammed down 6 aces and made 17 of 24 net approaches to reach his first major final. It was his third defeat of the Spaniard this year, including wins at Miami + Montreal.

Delpo owned the battle of court positioning, stepping in with confidence and firing groundies to all parts of the court. He was a man on a mission and Rafa was just another obstacle in his way today.

As for The Matador, he equaled his best effort at Flushing Meadows but according to a tweet by his health is where he's taking the big hit:


(Photos: Getty)


  1. The world wanted to see whether it was Andy MURRAY that will break the whole Rafa/Roger spell. But in the end it was DEL POTRO will now stand a chance to so when he takes on the Swiss maestro in the final.

    Hell Yeah! I've been waiting for this a long time and finally it has arrived to see an Argentian in a Grand Slam final.

    But this match will be no easy ride for him as I still tremendous respect for Fedex. I knew those dark episode he suffered since last years lost at Wimbledon was just a temporary setback for him. Just look how he has bounced back.

    For DEL POTRO to win this, he will need to do more than just repeating another prefect game plan he did in the semis against the Matador from Spain. I won't be expecting another epic battle just like the one we witness in last years Wimbledon but surely this will be great final.

    So now what is your expectation in this final? What will it take for DEL POTRO to finally lift his cursed against Fedex?

  2. OK, Juan, let's see what you've got...not sure I'm crazy about him, but maybe he can prove me wrong in this Open...Wow, that is just too awful, what’s wrong with this world. She probably and defiantly had a future and it’s all taken away…


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