Is Cilic the new del Potro?

Updated: October 14, 2009, 3:22 PM ET
By Stephen Tignor, TENNIS.com

"They are young and playing well. It's not only because they are tall."

Those were the unmistakably blunt words of Rafael Nadal after his loss in the semifinals last week in Beijing. The Spaniard was assessing the current form of U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro and, more importantly, that of the man who had just given him an unceremonious thrashing, Marin Cilic. Fourteen months after winning Olympic gold on the same court in China, Nadal, 23, could muster just four games against ...

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