US Open Preview – Dominic Thiem v Juan Martin Del Potro

Two players who have found form at different times this year meet with a place in the quarter finals at place is Dominic Thiem and Juan Martin Del Potro.

Dominic Thiem has been one of the stories of the season as he has risen up the rankings with some excellent performances and a handful of titles to his name but I think it’s fair to say he has gone off the boil lately and I think once you hit that top 15 ranking you need to pick events more carefully and I believe this match will be his 70th of the year in what is his 22nd tournament of the season.

On the other side of the court you have Del Potro and who doesn’t like the big man? It is so good to see the big man back on the tour and playing well with impressive wins against Steve Johnson and a straight sets win against David Ferrer you’d be a fool to write him off just yet!

This match has to be put on Arthur Ashe Stadium. It could be the highlight of the day both have such different games but it should be an incredible match up.

Del Potro will be looking for control of the tempo that he has done so well throughout the tournament finding the rhythm off the forehand but you have a player in Dominic Thiem who is flashy and some of the shots he produce out of nothing is quite scary.

Thiem is a wonderful talent who has worked so well to get where he is and deserves plaudits for his progress this year and likewise so does Del Potro for the level he has gotten back to so quickly since returning from injury.

The sad news only one progress. My head tells me Thiem for the win but I have to go with my heart and I just think the Argentine’s tournament will carry on next week.


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