Juan Martin del Potro
Juan Martin del Potro
Juan Martin del Potro
Juan Martin del Potro
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  • Personal
  • Career
    • Began playing tennis at age 5.
    • Father, Daniel, passed away in 2021; mother, Patricia; sister, Julieta.
    • Idols growing up were Pete Sampras, Lleyton Hewitt and Marat Safin.
    • Named Argentina's Sportsman of the Year in 2009 and 2016, as well as ATP Comeback Player of the Year in 2011 and 2016.
    • Enjoys playing football, fishing and cooking Argentinean BBQ.
    • Fan of Boca Juniors football team.
    • Travels with a trainer and kinesiologist.
    • In February 2019, helped collect730 kilograms offood for Banco de Alimentos de Tandil by hosting a practice session for more than 1,000 fansin his hometown.
    • During COVID-19 pandemic,donated his shoes from 2013 Wimbledon SF vs. Novak Djokovicto charity auction in support ofRamon Santamarina Hospital in Tandil.
    • Underwent right wrist surgery on 4 May 2010 and left wrist surgeries on 24 March 2014 (joint), 20 January 2015 (ligament) and 18 June 2015 (tendon). Also underwentright knee surgerieson 22 June 2019, 27 January 2020,26 August 2020 and 23 March 2021.

    (UPDATED 21 JANUARY 2022)

    • Achieved career-high No. 3 in 2018 after becoming No. 4 in 2010, falling as low as No. 1,045 in between and No. 758 thereafter following 4 wrist and 4 knee surgeries.
    • Defeated Nadal and No. 1 Federer en route to 2009 US Open title at age 20, then beat No. 1 Nadal to reach 2018 US Open final at age 29.
    • Saved 3 championship points to defeat No. 1 Federer for 1st ATP Masters 1000 title, 22nd title overall and 401st career win at 2018 Indian Wells.
    • Led Argentina to 1st Davis Cup title in 2016, defeated No. 1 Djokovic and Nadal en route to silver medal at 2016 Rio Olympics, and beat Djokovic to win bronze medal at 2012 London Olympics.
    • Boasts 10 wins over No. 1 – most by a player who's never been No. 1 – and is 1 of 3 players to defeat Djokovic, Nadal and Federer when each were No. 1 (also Murray, Tsonga).


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