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Juan Martin del Potros misfortunes in recent years have been a sad tale with one compelling but largely ignored side effect: Theyve been a boon to the unit known as the Big Four. That bonus is about to be eliminated, and it might have a transformational impact on tennis in the coming year.Del Potro, whose storybook comeback from a third wrist surgery in 2016 hit a zenith over the weekend in the Davis Cup final in Zagreb, Croatia, has re-established himself as an elite player. Whats more, he reconfirmed that hes a consummate big-match player. Thats the only kind who need apply when the challenge is besting a Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray?at a Grand Slam event.Starting the year ranked No. 1,042 and without a title since January of 2014, del Potro initially hoped only to play without debilitating pain. His comeback started in late February and kicked into high gear at Wimbledon, where he said after his first-round win: I dont know if I can be in the top positions again. But if not, I will be happy just to be playing tennis again.After his rousing comeback against Marin Cilic this past Sunday triggered Argentinas comeback win in the Davis Cup final, del Potro told reporters -- as if not quite believing it himself -- I was very close to never playing again and, well, here I am.There he was. Back in the upper echelon. And his massive 6-foot-6 presence could pose serious problems in the gentlemans club known as the Big Four.This was the first man -- boy, actually, for Delpo was merely 20 at the time -- to defeat Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in back-to-back matches in a Slam. He did it in 2009, in the semis and finals of the US Open. That was del Potros first major title. He had scant chance to win another because of wrist problems that began to plague him as early as January of 2010.Nadal and Federer are due to return this year, but who would feel confident in their prospects against the del Potro who has been raging in the second half of 2016? Nadal, 30, has lacked his signature resolve and killer instinct since he won his last major in the summer of 2014. He missed most of the second half of 2016 with his own left wrist injury. Federer is 35 years old and down to No. 16 because he missed much of 2016 due to a knee injury and surgery. His Grand Slam title drought stretches back to 2012.Djokovic? The 12-time Grand Slam singles champ is 11-4 against del Potro but just 3-2 in their past five meetings, starting with the Indian Wells Masters of 2013. Djokovics self-assurance has slipped recently as well, and Del Potro has beaten him twice in Olympic competition, including in the first round of the Rio Games this year.As for Murray, hes also a rejuvenated player. But del Potro has beaten him in two of their past three matches. Murray survived him to take Olympic gold in Rio, but just weeks later in Scotland del Potro exacted revenge in the Davis Cup semifinals.Overall, del Potro is 17-40 against the Big Four. Thats more than respectable, because at age 28 Delpo is 16 months younger than any of them. Besides, del Potro has either been on his way out with injury or trying to blast his way back in after long layoffs much of the time. Hes still ranked just No 38.The concern on many minds is, will right-handed del Potros altered two-handed backhand (a change wrought by his left wrist troubles) hold up, and will he prove durable enough to be a consistent force on the tour?Dr. Richard Berger, the orthopedic surgeon who performed three wrist surgeries on del Potro (the last two on his left wrist) believes so. Its a pretty realistic expectation for him to play a full schedule, Berger told He demonstrated this summer and at Davis Cup that he can go the distance. But he needs to be selective and not feel pressure to play too many tournaments.Berger and del Potro have grown close over the years, so much so that Berger cant bear to watch del Potros matches live. He paces in another room while his wife, Evelyn (del Potro calls her my American mother), gives him updates. The doctor decided that in order to save del Potros career, they needed to alter his grip and preparation for the two-handed backhand in a way that put a little less stress on the left wrist. Del Potro also needed to accept that if he was to continue playing effectively, he would have to live with feeling a certain amount of pain much of the time.Irritation is OK, but doing damage is not, Berger explained. So we made an adjustment that gets him to about 85 percent of where he wants to be in terms of how he uses his wrist. Hes found that sweet spot now. The power and accuracy are there, but not so much of the pain. It took a lot of discipline to make that change and stick to it.Del Potro has to be much more judicious in his use of the backhand-topspin blast now, especially down the line. He also relies more often on slice, in which the left hand plays an almost negligible role. The quintessential meat-and-potatoes power player, del Potro has found that using slice can be valuable to change the tempo and set himself up for an atomic forehand blast. But theres no doubt his arsenal has been diminished.Should del Potro begin feeling significant pain in his wrist, the only remedies Berger sees are simple ones, like longer periods of rest, shorter practices, icing, wearing a splint and continued adjustments in the angle of his wrist on the take back.There isnt very much del Potro can do but get accustomed to being a real-life advertisement for the slogan, No pain, no gain. Hell take that, though, just for the gift of being able to play on the tour again. Nike Roshe One Slip .Y. - New York City has been selected to host the NBA All-Star weekend in 2015, with the game played at Madison Square Garden and the slam dunk contest and other skills events held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. 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Puma Creepers Moins Cher .com) - Following a late-game loss to the reigning NBA champs, the Toronto Raptors will look to sustain their recent high-level play as they travel to Indiana to take on the Pacers.Once again, the Winnipeg Goldeyes just couldnt muster a timely hit. As a result, they lost Game 1 of a Friday night doubleheader. In front of 5,984 spectators at Shaw Park, Lincoln Saltdogs left fielder Matt Forgatch came through with a sacrifice fly, driving home pinch runner Brad Payne with the winning run as the Saltdogs beat the Goldeyes 3-2 in Game 1. The Goldeyes inability to cobble together a consistent offensive attack meant the team had to rely on starter Matt Rusch, who pitched well, but without much run support, he didnt pitch well enough. Rusch gave up a run in the top of the first, but Winnipeg came back with two in the bottom of the first as Mike Coles doubled in his first at bat of the seaason and Josh Mazzola walked.ddddddddddddColes went to third on a bad throw by Lincoln catcher Sean OConnell and scored on a single by Casey Haerther. Mazzola came around to score on a single by Fehlandt Lentini and thats all the offence the Goldeyes could produce. Lincoln tied the game in the top of the second and then Forgatchs sac fly won it in the sixth. Lincoln finished with three runs on seven hits while the Goldeyes had two runs on six hits. Winnipeg scored all of its runs and had half of its hits in the first inning. Lincoln starter Moises Melendez (2-0) got the win while (Rusch (4-3) suffered the loss. The two teams will got at it again in Game 2 just before 9 p.m. in Winnipeg. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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