Wawrinka Upset at Wimbledon
The Wimbledon men's No 4 seed won't be needing it any longer.
This may have been a surprise to many casual observers and headline writers, but to his peers, del Potro posted a performance they expected to see much more often than they have to date:
Count del Potro among those whose potential has been betrayed by his body.
Legendary NFL coach Vince Lombardi always bemoaned vulnerability in the knee. Tennis players worry about the wrist.
After three surgeries on his, the Argentine is right to be wary.
Dude's first event on a grass surface was at the Mercedes Cup stop in Stuttgart two weeks ago, where he made it to the semi-finals. He skipped the French Open to continue his preparations for the lawn at SW19.
In the wake of dumping Wawrinka, it looks like a decent strategy.
Perhaps del Potro can recreate the run he made in 2013, where Novak Djokovic needed 4:43 to top him in the semi-finals.
That still stands as the longest semi in Wimbledon history.
Now, the dude making one of the longest comebacks is dreaming of a semi-final rematch.