USO Laureat: For Juan Martin del Potro.


Knowing what a bipolar moron I sounded like in my last post, I thought I’d wrap up the tournament on a sweeter note. 

But instead of reporting on the match or the tournament, I decided to do it “Dootsie styled”: with a cheesy rhymes, reserved only for uber-special occasions. Yeah, del Poop. That’s for YOU.

Now GO AWAY and leave me to my despair.


As always, critique, giggle and enjoy!



An Ode to del Poop

By Dootsie


The grisly Argentine did not tango,

But his groundstrokes still had this certain flow

That could’ve flattened any old town,

Only he was faced with the game’s ruling Crown –

Roger Federer, most revered in this sport

When he moves, his feet caresses the court

Like a blind man’s gentle, knowing fingers

As he moves to strike, poetry lingers. 

Will and grace, heart and art

Was the duel that these two took part.

Blow after blow they threaded the needle

Fearless was the boy against his idol.

Through 5 whole sets, Juan believed he can

Take it to Federer. From boy to man. 

At last, victory! He sank to the ground

Juan emerged through the final round.

Five US Opens have come to pass,

As Roger conceded with dignified class 

Through tears of joy, Juan kissed the sky,

Out of the cocoon, flew a butterfly.




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26 responses to “USO Laureat: For Juan Martin del Potro.”

  1. john says :

    Juan Martin DEL POTO finally delivers Argentina another Grand Slam glory. It was a thriller game in my opinion one that will go down as one of the best in Grand Slam history. Roger FEDERER who was forced to play a fifth set in a US Open final also deserve my respect for putting up another amazing performance.

    Juan Martín DEL POTRO has always said his favourite tournament was the US Open and tonight he made the miracle happen against the toughest possible rival who, as expected, didn’t make his life easy. The Argentine took the last two sets and won his first Grand Slam title to make the whole country celebrate.

    We salute the brilliant Juan Martín DEL POTRO on the biggest day of his professional career (and probably his whole life). The big question remains will Delpo continue this fine form that has taken him this far? Only time will tell. In the meantime, appreciate your thoughts about him and the final overall.

  2. breadstix says :


    See Doots, you’ve got some del Poo love in ya!

  3. divinedevilxyz says :


    sux that Roger lost But like you said, at the beginning of this year I too wud have said “6-in-a-row is good to have compared to that elusive French Open title”.

    Anyway, this is JMDP’s moment and what he had to do to win this USO is pretty much impossible. I have no words to describe his excellence.

    Enjoyed your coverage throughout the USO. Thanks!

    • dootsiez says :

      Hey Arun, ta much!

      Sure I would’ve taken these results at the start of the year. It’s great … Although it could be better.

      Yikes! Mustn’t be greedy.

  4. freakyfrites says :

    Ah, so nice! Looking forward to you book “Tennis in Verse”

  5. JFK says :

    Not bad!
    Hey don’t be sad, at least Fed didn’t lose to Nadal again. Or worse, Murray. Then you would have to write a poem about Vampire teeth v-v.

  6. roadrunnerz says :

    Oh Delpoop.

    You made it so hard for me to hate you yesterday. Crying in your acceptance speech and saying one of your two goals was to be “like Roger.”

    Dude! Could ya make it a little easier next time?

    But seriously, the unbelievable respect he gets from other players is so frickin’ cool. It must drive the haters nuts. 🙂

    Had someone told me at the beginning of the year he’d win two slams and I got to pick the two, it wouldn’t even be close.

    Sweet, sweet year so far. 🙂 🙂

    • dootsiez says :

      Tell me about it – not a fan of Delpoop’s tennis, but he’s just impossible to hate cos he’s such a nice kid.

      Sweet *summer*. The year’s not over yet – Roger, go get your Masters Cup back!! Storm the indoor season, and give yourself a nice cushion next year with the rankings. Pete’s “weeks @ No 1” record better be going down! *thugface*

  7. pban says :

    I don’t mind delpo especially when he keeps losing to fed but then he has matured so the h2h will probably improve.

    • dootsiez says :

      Don’t care if it improves, as long as it resembles something like Roger’s H2H with Djokovic at the moment. That’s fine with me! 😀

  8. Alex says :

    Next up:

    Davis Cup – keep Switzerland alive Rogelio
    Shanghai – haven’t won an indoor Masters in ages
    Basel – this he can win his sleep
    TMC – Need to regain this title and tie Lendl for 5

    Then in 2010 – CYGS and 287 weeks at #1!!!


    • dootsiez says :


      “Basel – this he can win his sleep”: oh I dunno – doesn’t Del Poop play Basel? BLOOD, there will be.

      And to add to that:

      Tokyo – Captain Wasabe to be restored to former glory
      Bercy – the only Masters he’s never won. But since his curse in Paris was broken this year, GO GET IT!
      YEC – finish his 4th year with single digit losses.
      2010 – more concubines and babies!

      *smoochface* Go Roger!

      • pban says :

        I have a feeling he will skip tokyo. anyway i would be happy with the TMC in london, he has to equal pete and lendl.

        • dootsiez says :

          yeah that’s exactly what I was thinking.

          Except if he skips Tokyo, I think he won’t be able to meet the requisite number of ATP500 tournaments. Anyway, won’t hurt to play a small warm up before Shanghai since he’s headed that way anyway.

  9. Julie says :

    You should have mentioned Fed’s little tantrum Doots. I’m still laughing at that: “Don’t tell me to be quiet. I don’t give a sh*t what he said” LMAO. I was so tensed during the match but that cracked me up! To hear and see a profanity coming out of Fed’s (delicious) lips… What was even more amusing what the commies reaction, Mary Carillo spent the whole match dissing Serena and asking for her suspension then came a pissed Roger. The poor woman did not want her double-standard to be too apparent so she had to say that he deserves a fine! What, no year-long suspension for offending the umpire’s delicate sensibilities? You disappoint me Mary!

    • dootsiez says :

      Oh yeah, I totally forgot about that in my mourning. The umpiring was atrocious, not just in the match, but during the whole tournament. I’m glad Fed gave them shit for it.

      • LJ says :

        I’ve transcribed the entire rant:

        “No no no, it’s too late…come on…I wasn’t allowed to challenge after two seconds, the guy takes like ten everytime. How can you allow that stuff to happen? You have any rules in there or what? Stop showing me the hand okay? Don’t tell me to be quiet okay? When I want to talk I talk. I don’t give a shit what he said, I’m just saying he took way too long. Don’t fucking tell me the rules, I was not allowed to challenge like fuck 2 matches ago after one second while he takes 10 seconds and gets 2 of them….Don’t fucking talk to me.”

        I love it, I just can’t stop watching it, it’s right up there with his tweener…no seriously, it’s worthy of mean girls. Rog is totally HBIC

      • dootsiez says :

        HAHAHA you gotta love Roger’s little melt downs.

        But the umpiring was just atrocious. Same with the line calls the entire tournament. URGH!

  10. pban says :

    i think he used the s word in wimb 2007, you know this hawkeye is killing me …shit.he says shit artistically as well,love his swiss german accent on that…lol

    • LJ says :

      “I was sure I was happy at the point where I was like, I’m happy he challenged. Cause I knew he was going to burn me. How in the world was that ball in? I mean….SHIT! Look at the score now! I mean it’s just killing me today. What’s this system for?” *sniff*

      I love his hawkeye meltdowns

      • dootsiez says :

        Dunno why, this one was so cute cos he was just this sucky little boy who’s like “stupid hawkeye, look what you did!!” >:O

  11. Maria says :

    hahaha the poem was great as usual but i just couldn’t stop laughing at the picture at the beginning… it is just PRICELESS!! LMAO

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