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FRENCH OPEN 2012: Capsules on men to watch
Topspin: As inconsistent as can be at Roland Garros, he looked like a title contender in 2010, and then bowed out in the first round last year by wasting a two-set lead against a French qualifier ranked 140th. … Tough to dismiss him, though, given the powerful strokes that carried him to a final on clay at Madrid this month.
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO
2012 Match Record: 33-8
2012 Singles Titles: 2
Career Singles Titles: 11
Major Titles: Major Titles: 1 _ U.S. Open (‘09)
Last 5 French Opens: `11-3rd, `10-DNP, `09-SF, `08-2nd, `07-1st
Topspin: With a big serve and forehand, and 6-foot-6 worth of court coverage, was thought to be a rising star before wrist surgery sidetracked him. Appears to be rounding back into shape now. … Threw a scare into Federer at Paris in the semifinals in 2009, the year the Swiss star won his only French Open title.
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