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The runner up in the recently played BNP Paribas Open, Juan Martin Del Potro, has said that Andy Murray has a good chance of becoming the no. 1 player in the world this year.

Del Potro defeated Murray a few days ago in the quarter final of the BNP Paribas Open. The Argentinean superstar might again be facing Murray in the upcoming Aegon Championships.

Talking to the reporters about Murray, Del Potro said, “Murray is turning into a great player. His record in the last year and a half has been fantastic. He won the US Open and reached the finals in the Australian Open as well. He possesses all the qualities which are needed to become the world no. 1”

“He is currently at no. 3 and he has a very good opportunity to reach the top of the rankings in this season.”

This year some big players will be playing in the Aegon Championships which has made the tournament exciting. Del Potro, Murray and Tomas Berdych are those three big names which will be taking part in the tournament. The tournament will start from 10th of June and will be played at Queen’s Park.

Del Potro used to struggle while playing on the grass courts in the earlier parts of his career. But, he has improved his game on the grass courts in the recent years and last year, he won a bronze medal in the singles competition of Olympics which was played on the grass courts.

The Aegon Championships will also be played on the grass courts. When asked about that, Del Potro said, “I like playing on grass courts now. If you look at my performance on the grass courts in the last few months, it’s not bad. In fact, I have defeated some quality players on the grass courts. So, I am looking forward to this tournament.”

Del Potro says Top Three are Miles Ahead

With the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year all set to begin in a fortnight’s time, Argentine tennis player Juan Martin Del Potro believes that the top ranked three players in the world, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are too far ahead of the trailing pack and it would only take a miracle to stop any one of the three from winning the Grand Slam events this year.

The 23 year old Argentine is the only player in the last four years other than Djokovic, Nadal and Federer to have won a Grand Slam title when he won the 2009 US Open defeating the Swiss Maestro Roger Federer in the final, thereby becoming the tallest ever Grand Slam champion. As a result, he believes that he knows what it takes to overcome the monopoly of the trio and having done that, the others will also try and do what he did. According to Juan Martin Del Potro, only the likes of David Ferrer, Andy Murray and one or two others have the capacity to overcome the three top ranked players and as a result, the playing field isn’t very level at all, as far as the Argentine is concerned.

However, Del Potro is still confident ahead of the start of the season that there will be cracks in the armor of all the three top players and when that does happen, the trailing pack will be waiting to pounce on them and he hopes that luck is on his side once again.

Juan Martin Del Potro has been looking forward to the Australian Open for quite some time and the world number 11 is hopeful of a repeat performance of the 2009 US Open and wins his second Grand Slam title in the city of Melbourne.

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