Hopefuls plagued by growing pains

Originally Published: August 31, 2010
By Kamakshi Tandon | Special to ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Juan Martin del Potro's victory at the U.S. Open last year signaled that a new generation night be ready to make its mark in the men's game, a feeling that only intensified when fellow 21-year-old Marin Cilic reached the semifinals of the Australian Open in January.

But 12 months after his big win, del Potro finds himself unable to defend his title after having wrist surgery in May. His contemporaries have also failed to have much of an impact. Are any of them ...

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