März Spätestens mit seinem Triumph in Indian Wells hat sich Juan Martin del Potro wieder in der absoluten Weltspitze zurück gemeldet. März Nach dem verlorenen Final gegen Martin Del Potro freut sich Roger Federer für das Comeback des Argentiniers. In Miami möchte er durch. März «Del Potro war der bessere Spieler» – Federer kassiert die erste Niederlage des Jahres.
Del Potro lost the match, 6—3, 6—7, 17— Del Potro returned to hard courts to play at the Rogers Cup , where he was upset by year-old world No.
He ended the year ranked world No. In the quarterfinals, he beat Andy Murray for the second time in six matches. In the semifinals, he upset top seed Novak Djokovic , to end the Serb's streak of 22 victories.
He then lost in the final to Rafael Nadal. Del Potro withdrew from the clay court season and from the French Open due to a viral infection.
On grass, del Potro began at the Aegon Championships , where he won his first comeback match in three sets against Xavier Malisse , who had achieved his biggest win at the Queens Club against Novak Djokovic in Del Potro came back from behind in the third set to take the match.
He defeated Daniel Evans , only to be upset on the quarterfinals by Lleyton Hewitt. He then played David Ferrer and, despite slipping badly during the fifth point of the match and aggravating a pre-existing leg injury, requiring over five minutes of treatment and by his own admission being close to forfeiting the match, he recovered to defeat Ferrer in straight sets to advance to his first Grand Slam semifinal since the US Open without dropping a set.
On 5 July, Djokovic defeated him in five sets in 4 hours and 43 minutes, making it the longest semifinal in the history of Wimbledon men's singles.
Before the final he didn't drop a set. This was his third title at the event and his second of the year. He lost the match in three sets. Later, he beat Roger Federer at the Swiss Indoors in the final, his fourth title of the year.
Del Potro was named Argentina's Sportsman of the Year. When asked to play for Argentina in the Davis Cup, del Potro declined, arguing problems with the press and the team, and his decision to prioritize his personal career.
At the Australian Open , he won his opening match against Rhyne Williams , but lost to Roberto Bautista-Agut in the second round, having led two sets to one.
Despite his second-round loss, del Potro returned to being world No. After the Australian Open, del Potro required treatment for his left wrist, which has been giving him trouble since In the Dubai Tennis Championships , he retired against Somdev Devvarman after losing the first set due to his wrist injury.
The same injury led to his subsequent withdrawal from Masters series events in Indian Wells and Miami , meaning that del Potro dropped to world No.
Del Potro underwent surgery to repair the problem in his left wrist, missing the rest of the season. Del Potro began his season with wrist pain and was not sure whether he would play Sydney and the Australian Open.
However, at the last minute he decided to play both tournaments. In the second round, his opponent was world No. It was a tough test for del Potro, but he proved to be stronger than the Italian.
Del Potro was through to the quarterfinals, but lost to Mikhail Kukushkin in two tiebreakers. After his Sydney campaign, he was drawn to play Jerzy Janowicz in the first round of the Australian Open , del Potro withdrew due to his wrist injury the day before the match started.
He played his first tournament since undergoing wrist surgery in the Delray Beach Open. He followed this up with a straight sets win over Australian John-Patrick Smith.
He returned to Indian Wells , competing in the first round, winning against Tim Smyczek in two sets. He lost in the next round to Tomas Berdych in straight sets.
His next tournament was the Miami Open. He won his first match against countryman Guido Pella in two sets. He was set to play Roger Federer for the first time in more than two years, but just hours before the match Federer withdrew due to a stomach virus.
He then played lucky loser and countryman Horacio Zeballos and lost in straight sets. He then competed in his first clay-court tournament since at the BMW Open.
He won his first clay-court match in three years against Dustin Brown , beating him in two sets. In his second match of the tournament, he beat Jan-Lennard Struff in his first three-set match of the year.
He then lost to Philipp Kohlschreiber in the quarterfinals in straight sets. The next tournament he entered was the Mutua Madrid Open.
He had his best victory after coming back on the tour, defeating 14th seed Dominic Thiem in straight sets. He lost his next match to Jack Sock in two sets.
He then competed at the MercedesCup. His first grass tournament since Wimbledon Championships. He started off against Grigor Dimitrov , winning in straight sets.
He then saw off John Millman in two sets. He faced fourth seed Gilles Simon in the quarterfinal, emerging victorious in three sets.
He then played seventh seed Philipp Kohlschreiber , who had defeated him earlier this year at the BMW Open , losing in straight sets. He entered Wimbledon and was drawn against Frenchman Stephane Robert.
He defeated Robert to set up a second-round match with fourth seed Stanislas Wawrinka , whom he defeated in four sets. Del Potro then lost in four sets against 32nd seed Lucas Pouille in the third round.
In the Olympic Games , del Potro defeated top seed and world no. It was a huge win for him because he was ranked no.
Next, he defeated top player Roberto Bautista Agut to guarantee a medal match. He played gold medalist and the doubles gold medalist, Rafael Nadal.
He defeated him in three tight sets to guarantee a medal. Del Potro played in his first gold medal match against the reigning Wimbledon champion from the previous month, Andy Murray.
He lost in four grueling sets in over four hours. However, del Potro said after beating Nadal "I already won silver, that's good enough for me.
He was drawn against countryman Diego Schwartzman and defeated him in straight sets. In the second round, he faced and defeated 19th seed and top-ranked American Steve Johnson in straight sets, fighting back from down a break during both the first and second sets.
In the third round, he faced 11th seed and Grand Slam finalist David Ferrer , and again defeated him in straight sets. In the fourth round, he faced 8th seed Dominic Thiem.
After del Potro won the first set, the match ended when Thiem retired during the second set. Del Potro then lost to eventual champion Stan Wawrinka in the quarterfinals in four sets.
Del Potro won the thrilling 5-set match in 5 hours and 7 minutes. In his next tournament, del Potro played in the Shanghai Rolex Masters , where he was drawn to play 11th seed David Goffin.
Despite being a set and a break up, del Potro eventually lost the match. After this, del Potro was given a wild card into the Stockholm Open.
In the final, del Potro cruised to victory over Jack Sock to win his first title since his return from injury. Del Potro then played at the Swiss Indoors , where he comfortably beat qualifier Robin Haase in the first round.
He then got revenge on Goffin in a straight sets win, before falling in 2 tight sets to Kei Nishikori in the quarterfinals. Del Potro decided to skip the Australian Open and made his season debut at the Delray Beach Open , where he was seeded in a tournament for the first time in three years, at No.
However, in the semifinals this year, del Potro lost to top seed and world No. Next, del Potro played in the Mexican Open , where he was drawn to play qualifier Frances Tiafoe , who idolised del Potro when he was a child.
In the end, del Potro won an extremely tight match in three sets. In the next round, del Potro played the top seed of the tournament for the second time in a row.
This time it was Novak Djokovic on the other side of the court. Del Potro lost in three sets after winning the first set.
Del Potro next played at the Indian Wells Masters. Del Potro was seeded 31st so he received a bye into the second round, where he played his Argentine Davis Cup teammate Federico Delbonis.
He won in two tight sets. In the next round, Del Potro faced Djokovic again, with the same result, Del Potro losing in three sets.
Del Potro began his clay-court season at the Estoril Open , where he beat Yuichi Sugita for the loss of just 4 games in the first round.
However, the day after his victory, Del Potro heard that his grandfather died and subsequently withdrew from the tournament.
Del Potro withdrew from the Madrid Open , reappearing at the Italian Open where he reached the quarterfinals of a Masters tournament for the first time since the Paris Masters , following victories over 10th seed Grigor Dimitrov , Kyle Edmund and 7th seed Kei Nishikori , which was his first victory in over a top 10 ranked player.
However, he succumbed yet again to world No. Doubt was cast over his participation at the French Open because of a back injury that had hampered him at Lyon, but he eventually decided to partake in the event.
In the first round, Del Potro defeated Guido Pella in straight sets, and in the second round against Nicolas Almagro , it was one set apiece before Almagro retired.
Del Potro eventually fell in straight sets to top seed Andy Murray in the third round. After suffering an early second round exit at Wimbledon, Del Potro began his summer North American hard court season at Washington, where he lost to Kei Nishikori in the third round.
He then lost to Denis Shapovalov in the second round of Montreal, and to eventual champion Grigor Dimitrov in the third round of Cincinnati. He began his fourth round match against Dominic Thiem greatly struggling, falling two sets behind.
However, he then raised his level and, with the help of the crowd, he eventually prevailed in five sets, including saving two match points in the fourth set with two aces.
In the post match interview he admitted he considered retiring from the match during the second set. The US Open account on Instagram switched his racquet for Thor's hammer using software editing tools  , which created a new nickname for the Argentine: Juan Martin "del Thortro", by fellow tennis player Roger Federer , adding to a collection of nicknames such as "Delpo", "Tower of Tandil", "Palito" stick and "Enano" midget.
In the quarterfinals he defeated Roger Federer in four tight sets; his second victory over the Swiss at the US Open, having beaten him in the final in By doing so he reached his first major semifinal since Wimbledon His run came to an end in 4 sets, losing to World No.
Del Potro began his Asian hard court swing in Beijing , where he lost in straight sets Grigor Dimitrov in the second round, his second loss against the Bulgarian.
This was followed by a strong performance at the Shanghai Masters , where he reached the semifinals of a Masters event for the first time since also in Shanghai , most notably upsetting Alexander Zverev in the third round, his second triumph over a Top 5 ranked opponent after his previous victory over Roger Federer at the US Open.
Del Potro won the first set but eventually lost in the semifinals against Federer, who would go on to win the tournament.
He then reached the final of Basel , where he faced Federer and again lost in three sets after winning the first.
Del Potro then made it to the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters , where he was one win away from entering the Top 10 and qualifying for the ATP Finals , which would've been his first time since participating in the year-end tournament.
However, he was defeated in three sets by John Isner and subsequently declined to be chosen as an alternate for the tournament, instead choosing to rest with his family and friends in his native Tandil.
Despite this, he returned to the top ten ranked world no 9, the first time since August Del Potro then competed at the Delray Beach Open.
However, he lost to eventual champion Frances Tiafoe. He then won the Acapulco Open , defeating Kevin Anderson in straight sets to obtain his 21st title, and his biggest title since Swiss Indoors.
His winning streak would not stop there, however, as he went on to win the BNP Paribas Open , the first Masters tournament of his career.
He received a bye into the second round, where he started his successful run by defeating teenager Alex De Minaur , veteran David Ferrer , compatriot Leonardo Mayer , 31st seed Philipp Kohlschreiber and 32nd seed Milos Raonic en route to the final.
There, he faced reigning champion and world No. Del Potro prevailed in three sets despite Federer serving for the match in the decider and holding 3 championship points.
Del Potro continued his impressive run at the Miami Open , again starting from the second round as a seeded player. Delpo managed to once again prevail in a grueling match against the Canadian, reaching the semifinals.
His streak finally ended as he was defeated by 14th seed and eventual champion John Isner. Delpo would then return to the courts for the clay season, although his first results were unexpectedly lackluster.
In his next tournament in Rome , del Potro defeated rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas before retiring against David Goffin in the next round due to a leg injury.
The Argentine managed to recover in time for the French Open and entered the tournament as the fifth seed. After an intense match in which he had a heated argument with a fan that supposedly heckled him , Del Potro defeated Cilic in four sets and reached the semifinals, his best performance at Roland Garros since He then lost to Rafael Nadal in straight sets.
His run to the semifinals ensured that, for the first time since February , Delpo would return to his career-best ranking of World No. He went on to beat Simon in 4 sets over two days and in nearly 4 and a half hours to set up another meeting with World No.
Del Potro was seeded third at the Rogers Cup , but withdrew due to an injury to his left wrist. Nonetheless, due to Alexander Zverev 's loss in the quarterfinals, del Potro moved up to a new career-high ranking of World No.
He then faced 11th seed John Isner , defeating him in four sets to reach his second consecutive US Open semifinal, where he faced top seed and defending champion Rafael Nadal in a rematch of the previous year's semifinal.
Nadal was forced to retire from the match due to a knee injury after del Potro took the first two sets. He was defeated by two-time champion Novak Djokovic , 6—3, 7—6 7—4 6—3.
Del Potro entered the China Open as the top seed. He faced unseeded Nikoloz Basilashvili in the final, losing , He then competed in the Shanghai Masters seeded third.
Del Potro is an offensive baseliner with a very powerful serve and deep, flat, topspin groundstroke ,   where he pushes his opponents deeper with his heavy groundstroke and trying to blast past them with a winner.
Although he possessed a very consistent and powerful double-handed backhand ,  injury and surgeries on his wrist have rendered his backhand the main weakness in his game.
Since his return in , del Potro made tactical changes in his game in order to protect his wrist, like significantly reducing the pace of his two-hander and adopting a one-handed slice.
Del Potro is very superstitious, and after suffering a wrist injury shortly after switching to the Wilson BLX Pro Tour paint job in , he returned to playing with the then outdated Wilson K-Factor 6.
His clothing sponsor is Nike. He used to wear sleeveless shirts, but more recently has worn crew shirts, and often also sports double-wide wristbands and a bandana.
For shoes, he wears Nike Air Max Cages. Del Potro has a combined 20—51 He is also one of the few to have won at least three matches against each of the four.
They have met in 6 finals, all at ATP World Tour Series level or higher, with del Potro leading 4—2; besides the US Open title he also captured both and Swiss Indoors finals against the seven-time champion of the tournament and the Indian Wells final, while Federer has won finals against del Potro at the Rotterdam Open and the Basel Open.
Del Potro also won their biggest match to date in 5 sets at the US Open final, shortly after Federer won their next most important match in 5 sets at the French Open semifinals a few months before.
Federer also won the longest best of 3-set match in the history at the Olympic semifinal against del Potro, 19—17 in the deciding set.
Federer prevailed in three sets in the Basel final. However, at their most recent meeting at Indian Wells Masters in , Del Potro won in the finals, winning his first Masters Del Potro has a 4—15 Djokovic won their first four meetings, before back to back victories for del Potro at the Davis Cup and their Bronze medal match at the Summer Olympics in straight sets.
However, in , Djokovic got the upper hand on the rivalry again and won two of the most important matches between them to date; an epic five-setter at the Wimbledon Championships semifinals and a thrilling three-setter at the Shanghai Masters final.
In the same year, del Potro defeated Djokovic en route to his second Masters final, at the Indian Wells Masters , where he lost to Nadal.
Del Potro upset Djokovic in the first round at the Olympics in Rio en route to the final, where he lost to Murray.
Three of his four victories have come via national representation tournaments. Del Potro has a 6—11 However the Spaniard managed to win both times in the Indian Wells Masters encounters, in the semifinal and the final.
Nadal also won the fourth and last rubber of the Davis Cup final against the Argentine. Del Potro gained the upper hand at the Shanghai Masters , defeating Nadal to reach the final where he lost to Djokovic.
In the quarterfinals of Wimbledon , Nadal came from two sets to one down to defeat Del Potro in an epic five-set match. In their most recent meeting, Del Potro advanced to the final of the US Open when Nadal had to retire, while trailing by two sets to love.
The first was in the Rogers Cup , which was won by Murray. In their second final, del Potro lost to Murray in the Summer Olympics.
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