Juan Martin del Potro Biography, Life, Interesting Facts

Tennis Player

Juan Martin del Potro

Birthday :

September 23, 1988

Birth Place :

Tandil, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Zodiac Sign :

Libra

Chinese Zodiac :

Dragon

Birth Element :

Earth


Juan Martin del Potro is a top tennis player from Argentina. He is currently the number 3 in men’s singles ranking by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

Early Life

Juan Martin del Potro was born on 23rd September 1988 at Tandil, Argentina. His father, Daniel del Potro was a veterinarian by profession and played for professional rugby union in Argentina. Mother, Patricia Lucas, was a teacher and he has a sibling younger to her named Julieta. He lost his elder sister in an accident in a car accident. Del Potro is fluent in Spanish, English and to some extent Italian.

He also used to love football playing. He played for Boca Juniors in Argentina and Juventus in Italy. Del Potro used to spend time on both the games viz tennis and football. Mauro Camoranesi, an international footballer, was his friend.

He commenced playing tennis at a tender age of seven under the guidance of Marcelo Gomez. Ugo Colombini, a former Professional tennis player, recognized Del Potro’s capabilities and encouraged him at the beginning of his career and remained a close friend.

Juan Martin del Potro aimed to win a Grand Slam and the Davis Cup. His dreams came true. He is a Roman Catholic. He is popularly known as Delpo.

Career

Junior

Juan Martin del Potro in 2002, achieved Orange Bowl vanquishing Marin Cilic and went on to triumph over Pavel Tchkov finally. In 2003, Delpo got wild cards in ITF events in Argentina but lost in the first round in each

He achieved a No.3 position in junior category in 2005.

Senior

Juan Martin del Potro at the age of 15 achieved his first win at the ITF Circuit play in Buenos Aires by vanquishing Matias Niemiz. Delpo lost to Sabastian Decoud in the second round. Del Potro reached the quarterfinals of the ITF Circuit play in Campinas, Brazil and won against two more players.

He was victorious in two more competitions that saw his ranking rise from 1441 in August to 1077 in November.

Del Potro reached the finals of Argentina Cup and Campionati Internzionali D’Italia Junior tournaments.

He succeeded in reaching the finals at the Futures tournament in Berimbau Naucalpan, Mexico at the age of 16 but could not win. Delpo was successful in successive victories at two plays of Future ITF Circuits in Santiago, Chile as also the International Junior Tournament. He was triumphant over Jorge Aguilar and Thiago Alves.

Juan Martin del Potro started playing the professional game and the first one was the Lines Trophy in Reggio Emilia. He made up to semi-finals but lost to Martin Vassallo Arguello. Later, Delpo succeeded in achieving the finals of the Credicard Citi MasterCard Tennis Cup in Campos do Jordao, Brazil but lost.

He could not achieve his first Grand Slam at the US Open His ranking went up to 200.

In Feb.2006, Del Potro participated in the First ATP tour plays in Vina del Mar, won in the first round but lost in the second round. He achieved the Copa Club Campestre de Aguascalientes by defeating champions like Dick Norman and Thigo Alves and Sergio Roitman in the final.

He was found competent for the Grand Slam in the 2006 French Open for the first time at the age of 17. He lost but received a wild card. He reached the quarters of the ATP play in Umag, Croatia but again lost.

He competed in the Open Castilla y Leon Challenger tournament in Spain and vanquished Fernando Verdasco in quarterfinals and Benjamin Becker in the final.

Juan Martin del Potro competed the US Open in 2006. He won the qualifiers. But lost the US Open. He met the requirements for his first ATP Masters Series play in Spain, the Murun Madrillena Madrid Open but lost but received a wild card and qualified for 2006 Davidoff Swiss Indoors in Basel, Switzerland. He was graded as the youngest player in the top 100 at 18 years.

In 2007, He competed in his first semifinal in ATP Adelaide, Australia but lost. Delpo qualified himself for the Australian Open but retired hurt. He competed for Argentina in the Davis Cup against Austria. Argentina entered the quarterfinals.

Del Potro qualified for indoor Regions Morgan Keegan Championship but lost. In the next ATP Masters play, he reached the second round of Pacific Life Open. He defeated top 50 players in the Sony Ericsson Open but lost to Rafael Nadal. In May 2007, Nadal beat him in the French Open.

He played the Wimbledon Championships and defeated the opponent in the first round but lost to Roger Federer in the second round.

He participated in the singles of the ATP play in Indianapolis and lost. But in the doubles of the event with Travis Parrott, he achieved his first doubles. He was found competent to play for the ATP Masters Series event in Cincinnati. He won the two rounds but lost to No.1 Carlos Moya.

He played many more important events. He was the youngest participant in the top 50 at 19.

In 2008, he suffered injuries and had to retire from many games. Del Potro won four successive titles in 2008.

In 2009, Juan Martin del Potro won the Heineken Open in Auckland, New Zealand to achieve the title. He was ranked 8th at the Australian Open. He qualified to Quarterfinals at the BNP Paribas Open but lost to Nadal. But in the next play, Sony Ericsson Open, he defeated Nadal in the quarterfinal. He was ranked No.5

In the 2009 US Open, he reached semifinals. He defeated Rafael Nadal in the semis and reached Grand Slam Final. He defeated Roger Federer in five sets.

In 2010, Del Potro could not play many matches due to a wrist injury. He participated in the 2010 Tokyo Open.

In 2011, he was at Wimbledon for the first time. He lost to Rafael Nadal in four sets. He continued to play many professional matches.

Juan Martin del Potro's best is his play against the Big Four – Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray.

Olympic Medals

Del Potro has won Bronze in 2012 and Silver in 2016 Olympic Games.

Grand Slam

US Open 2009 win against Roger Federer.


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