Vienna: Del Potro d. Kevin Anderson, 6-4 3-6 6-4

He’s into the Vienna final, where he will face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Photo: AP

Celebrations and a sigh of relief after taking matchpoint:

Both Tsonga and Del Potro’s form have been up and down this week, so this could prove an interesting final.  JMDP vies for his first indoor hard-court tournament victory.


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I play favorites with Juan Martin Del Potro, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, David Ferrer, Feliciano Lopez, Gilles Simon and the long line of mercurial talent that drives me to despair in front of the screen at odd hours during the week.
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5 Responses to Vienna: Del Potro d. Kevin Anderson, 6-4 3-6 6-4

  1. queridorafa says:

    Excellent photo selection! Who knew?! 😉 And was that double-lawnmower-start celebration?! Impressive. On a less-impressed note, I couldn’t help but notice: Kevin Anderson desperately needs a new barber. I don’t think I’ve seen an adult man with a haircut like that…ever.

    • mariposaxprs says:

      Haha IN MY DEFENSE that was the only “celebration photo” available. I wanted to find one of the “double-lawnmower-start”:D I wonder if that’s his trademark move now…in which case, start away.

      A haircut could do so many things for Kevin Anderson. Maybe he’s traveling through the awkward hair phase that so many tennis players have. Although he is 25 y.o., which is usually the time they go through a “hair peak,” not a low. Also, if Robert Redford were a grape, Kevin Anderson would be the raisin, right? Skinnier, a little bit scrunched up?

      • ariennalee says:

        Why do they have the “awkward hair phase,” do you suppose? It seems to me that masculine coiffure is not overly complex. But tennis players make is so. Superstition? Long plane rides? What, I wonder.

        Anyway, you mentioned that the play this tournament hasn’t been strong? Tsonga and delpo included?

        • mariposaxprs says:

          I guess it goes wrong when they go for longer hair:) It is kind of surprising how there aren’t more players with completely shaved heads or crewcuts, since that’d be easier for maintenance.

          Tsonga played well in the final *sob.* DelPo’s form in the final kind of reflected the way he’d been playing in his earlier Vienna matches. I think he’s waiting for the off-season to start…

      • queridorafa says:

        Ha–never considered the RR connection. I’m sure Kevin would be flattered to be compared to RR in any capacity! I’ve always seen him a bit as a gigantic Dennis the Menace 😉 Again, it probably has something to do with the hair…

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