You know who's won a lot of matches recently? You know who could shake up the ATP pecking order by the time 2011 is all said and done?
I'm gonna stop right there because with the headline and the picture it's pretty obvious who I'm talking about!
Anyway, Juan Martin del Potro's recent tear continued with his easy win over Radek Stepanek in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open. It's great to see him back and showing him some good stuff rather than what I thought was that too-soon-comeback he tried at the end of last year. He faces the defending champ Ivan Ljubicic next, which will be a tough one for both players. You have to like Delpo's chances, especially as how Ljubicic really hadn't been playing like the guy who shook up Indian Wells last year. But you never know: That's why they play the game!
Regardless, del Potro rising up the rankings is exciting, and provided how his body holds up, it'll be interesting to see where he lands.
An old friend of mine and I used to talk tennis for hours, whether it was our own games or what was happening in the pros. I've started Tennis Talk, Anyone? to, well, talk tennis with an even broader crowd! My name is Van Sias and I've been playing for 20 years now, and not only am I player, I'm a huge fan of the game as well: pro, amateur, you name it. I'll post links to news items related to the sport, and offer my own personal opinion, predictions and hopefully get some of yours as well.