Former British tennis player Greg Rusedski believes that Argentine Juan Martin del Potro could make a splash at the Grand Slam level this year if he stays healthy. Del Potro, 29, has been straight impressive in the last couple of weeks.
The Argentine won it all at the ATP 500 event at Acapulco before he clinched his maiden Masters 1000 title at Indian Wells. The 29-year-old demolished rising star Alexander Zverev in the Acapulco final Del Potro then saved three match points in the Indian Wells final to edge world No.
1 Roger Federer in a tight three-setter. Del Potro, who reached his career-high ranking of No. 4 in the world in 2010, has now climbed up to No. 6 following his successful campaigns at Acapulco and Indian Wells. The 29-year-old captured his lone Grand Slam title almost a decade ago at the US Open in 2009.
Del Potro lost in round three of this year's Australian Open to former top-10 player Tomas Berdych. "Last night's Indian Wells final showed us why the top guys do not like to play del Potro. He can just take the racquet out of your hand no matter who you are with a phenomenal belief.
If he can continue to stay healthy all year he can win a major this year," Rusedski wrote on Twitter. Also read: Gael Monfils pulls out of Miami Masters .