The tennis world was gearing up for a historic Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal match-up at the US Open, which was a great thought but needed an important thing to happen: Both of them had to win in the quarterfinals. Nadal spent most of his press conference talking about Federer, before Federer took on Juan Martin del Potro who – as you may have guessed – spoiled the party.
One wise reporter at least asked Nadal to talk about del Potro on the off-chance that that was his opponent. And he explained why no one should look past him.
Via ASAP Sports:
Juan Martin is a top player, no? Is true that when he’s playing well, it’s difficult to stop him. Probably the forehand is maybe the fastest on the tour. And of course to win tonight, he should be serving well. If he serve well and hit well his forehand, he’s a player that have the chance to win against, of course, everybody.
If I play against him, of course I have to play my best tennis. I need to be very focused with my serve and play aggressive, because if you let him play from good positions with his forehand, you are dead, because he plays super-aggressive, hitting so hard.
So probably he’s unstoppable from that positions, no? I need to…