Hopefully Andy makes Del Potro move around the court as much as possible....I see Del Potro as a pretty static player with a powerful forehand if you give him the time and space to play it. If Andy moves him around he'll win in straight sets, in my opinion. Mind you ... Im biased... I neither like or rate Del Petro
There are only two big hitters left at this stage of the tournament - Del Potro and Berdych (and Anderson to a lesser extent but he’s never a threat for the top players) and I don't feel the slow surface will allow him to hit as big, so that's a plus for us. However, Andy has yet to find his rhythm. He is awkward at times and can't position himself properly for the strike, even if it is within his zone. Some part of his game has yet to kick in - his return for example. Not there at all. And also, his 1st percentage is still not decent enough; however, did manage to serve some aces at crucial times. Not always comfortable in rallies either. I do think he suffers against the altitude and prefers a lower bounce. This court feels like medium slow and I have always thought Andy’s more of a medium fast court player. Anyway, perhaps Del Potro will bring forward some interest in Andy as I know Andy isn’t particularly thrilled about playing players like Lu, Berlocq etc. Plus, they haven’t played quite a while so that’s another interesting factor for both. Will bring a great crowd as well and Andy loves that. So let’s see. Andy should win really but Del Potro is playing very well and playing with confidence. They both have 1 Slam each behind them so it’s their first time meeting after that WTF win over Delpo in 2009, but Del Potro was mostly out of it after that big win over Federer. I am accepting a more focused Andy against Del Potro so let’s see.