The Top Ten
|Juan Martin Del Potro|
My advice to Ferrer? Win the first set. Del Potro’s win percentage is over 90% when he wins the first, and under 30% after losing the first. Ferrer’s record after winning and losing the first set is almost identical, so that first set is critical for these two. Neither has been past the Round of 16, although Ferrer has been there three times and Del Potro just once. This is one of the more intriguing matchups of the next round.
The two played three tiebreaks, with Querrey winning two. Perhaps at the U.S. Open, where the fifth set goes to a tiebreak, Querrey might have pulled it off. Instead, he gets the ole “Good try ole boy” and perhaps a boost of confidence to help him along on his comeback.
Fish and Baker are two American feel good stories remaining on the men's side, but we all know this comes down to Novak, Roger, Murray and Tsonga. I hate to drop the Niles Jinx on the two I think will play for it, soooooo...Game, set, match. T. A.