The Aussie kicks off a season full of major story lines
This column appears in the January 25 issue of ESPN The Magazine.
NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN
Remember when Rafael Nadal had the best forehand on tour? Well, U.S. Open champ Juan Martin del Potro is the new top gun. The Argentine likes to run around his backhand, giving him the option to hit an inside-out or inside-in forehand. Says ESPN analyst Brad Gilbert, "Del Potro hits a flat laser better than anyone I've ever seen."
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