Argentine tennis player Juan Martin del Potro: biography, sports career and personal life

Juan Martin del Potro is a well-known Argentine tennis player, two-time Olympic medalist and winner of many international competitions, including the Grand Slam.

Biographical data

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Juan Martin del Potro was born in September 1988 in the Argentine city of Tandil. His father used to be semi-professional in rugby. Therefore, the love of sports for the boy was instilled in early childhood. For the first time, he came to the court at the age of seven. And since then, practically does not release the rocket out of hand.

The first steps in professional sports

In 2002, Juan Martin del Potro won the junior tournament for the first time, and three years later he became the best in three ITF Futures series competitions. In the same 2005 in Montevideo (Uruguay) he became a triumph of the ATP Challenger Series tournament.

Soon, the 18-year-old Argentinean is among the top 100 tennis players on the planet, which allows him to participate in the most prestigious international competitions.

Professional career

The debut of Juan Martin del Potro in tournaments sponsored by the ATP was simply stunning. On the hard coverings of Adelaide, the newcomer immediately reached the semifinals. He also took part in the Australian Open, where he was able to break into the second round.

In June, a young Argentinean professional tennis player made his debut on Wimbledon courts, where in the second round he lost to the first racket of the world - Swiss Roger Federer.

The most successful for del Potro was the US Open, where he reached the third round of competitions. Thanks to successful performances, the Argentine ended 2007 at 44th place in the world ranking.

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The following season, Juan kept improving. Despite losing in the second round in France and Wimbledon, he becomes the winner of the ATP tournament in Stuttgart, and then in Kitzbuhel.

Replacing clay courts for hard courts, the Argentinean continued the winning streak for himself. Juan won two tournaments in a row, while rising to 17th place in the world ranking. At the US Open, he reached the quarterfinal stage, where in four sets he lost to Andy Murray.

In addition to individual appearances, the Argentinean played for his national team in the victory for her Davis Cup semi-final against the Russian national team.

It is not surprising that in the lists of participants in the annual Final tournament there was a place for Juan Martin del Potro, whose rating allowed him to be among the top ten tennis players on the planet.

2009, many experts consider the best in the entire career of the Argentine athlete. After winning the tournament in Auckland and participating in the quarter finals of the Australian Open, del Potro rises to 5th place in the rating.

In the same year, Juan reached the semifinals of the Grand Slam tournament in France, where he conceded to Roger Federer in five sets. In August, del Potro again won the competition in Washington, so that he went to the US Open in a good mood. It was here, having defeated Rafael Nadal in the semifinals, and Roger Federer in the finals, the Argentinean first became a triumph at the Grand Slam tournament.

The next season cannot be called successful for del Potro. After a wrist injury at the beginning of the year, the Argentine was able to take part in only three competitions, greatly weakening his position in the world ranking.

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A year later, the Argentine athlete returned to the elite of world tennis. He won tournaments in Delray Beach (USA), Oeiras (Portugal), Vienna (Austria) and Basel (Switzerland), and also became a bronze medalist in the London Olympics. At the Final Tournament, the Argentine reached the semifinals.

Over the next three years, del Potro won five prestigious ATP tournaments, and in 2013 he repeated his record, becoming the fifth racket of the world.

After a year-long pause, the Argentinean again took part in the Sydney Olympic Games, in which he won the silver medal, losing in the final to the British Andy Murray. Two months later, Juan won the tournament in Stockholm. Del Potro's latest achievement was reaching the US Open semi-final in 2017, where he lost to tournament winner and first racket of the world, Rafael Nadal.

Life outside the court

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The personal life of Juan Martin del Potro has always aroused a lot of interest from journalists and fans. He was credited with novels with many athletes and models, among whom were Stephanie Demner, Johanna Villafagnier and Karina Jelinek.

Despite the achievements, the Argentine tennis player is very kind to his family, often devoting them victories and titles.


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