del potro pumps up the volume

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What an apropos shirt on Juan Martin del Potro, who — even though he fell to Mardy Fish 7-5, 7-6 (5) in the fourth round of this week’s Sony Ericsson Open — has continued to work his way back to the top of the game after last year’s debilitating wrist injury: he followed up two early round losses in Sydney and Melbourne with three semi appearances (San Jose, Memphis, Indian Wells) and a title at Delray Beach. Next week’s rankings should put him just inside the top 50.

Draw: Up next for Fish is a possibility of taking over the top American spot on the ATP (ousting Roddick). He’ll need to defeat David Ferrer to get this done. (Scan: SEO Draws)

We couldn’t find this yellow Nike crew on any retailer’s site, but we’re all about the subtle circles up top and the honeycomb columns on the bottom. Looks like an equalizer display, no? (Update: This is the Showdown Movement Top, $55. The polo version is available at Tennis Express.)

Two shots: More Delpo after the cut…

(images via Getty Images)

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One Response to “del potro pumps up the volume”

  1. M Says:

    Why is it appropriate, because he’s wearing a honeycomb? :-)

    Polito is an underrated hottie. Sad to see him go, great to see him getting back in good form. As long as he and his team are happy with his progress I try to be happy with it too.

    Also wasn’t looking forward to seeing him face off against Ferru. So this is fine.

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