This column appears in the January 25 issue of ESPN The Magazine.
NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN
Remember when Rafael Nadal had the best forehand on
tour? Well, U.S. Open champ Juan Martin del Potro is the new top gun. The
Argentine likes to run around his backhand, giving him the option to hit an
inside-out or inside-in forehand. Says ESPN analyst Brad Gilbert, "Del Potro
hits a flat laser better than anyone I've ever seen."