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After his scintillating 2009 US Open triumph, lanky Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro emerged as a new force in the world of tennis. That win was special in many ways as it not only ended the supremacy of Roger Federer at Flushing Meadows but also brought forth this special Argentinean on the forefront, who is blessed with one of the most devastating forehands on the tour. But, that fairytale did not last long, as Del Potro realized the harsh reality of sport very soon – when his wrist injury nearly ended his career. Almost back from the wall, Del Potro took enough time to recuperate from that career-threatening injury and now he is back in the Top 10.
Though, it would be a slight exaggeration to say that Del Potro is ready to conquer the world again, he is right there in mix of things and the way things have gone so far – he has also emerged as a potent threat to the top 4 contenders on ATP World Tour. He will start off his 2013 Sony Open campaign on Friday against World No. 89 Tobias Kamke of Germany.
Seeded fifth in this event, the Argentine is coming off final-finish at BNP Paribas Open. He has an impressive 16-4 win-loss record for the season with a title to his name in 2013. Del Potro is searching for his 15th career title and maiden ATP World Tour Masters trophy. The prevailing opinion easily suggests that Del Potro is one of the favorites to win the title this time in Miami. Though, he could not get past Rafael Nadal in the final, but he beat Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic to reach there. If we consider the present state of affair, then Del Potro certainly has a great chance to claim the title – especially in the absence of Nadal and Federer.
The Hamburg resident Tobias Kamke is currently ranked as World No. 89. The German is bidding for his maiden title on tour and has a poor 3-6 win-loss record for the season. Well, Kamke will have to come up with something special if he wants to beat in-form Del Potro today in their maiden meeting on tour.
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