What had to do in a really complicated and terrible year for many people around the world Juan Martin del Potro suffer a tragedy deeper than both injuries and the pandemic. In fact, the Argentine tennis player’s father died on Monday Daniel Horacio, a veterinarian, aged 63.
The first to express condolences to del Potro were Guillermo Vilas and Rafael Nadal, both on Twitter. Juan Martin’s father had undergone heart surgery and was admitted to a private clinic in Buenos Aires.
His death occurred due to complications related to the surgery. Daniel followed Juan Martin in the first steps of his career, leaving his son’s education to professional trainers and continuing to run the family business connected with fields and cattle.
The editors of Tennis World Deutsch join all Juan Martin del Potro fans, express their condolences and wish the Argentine champions an immediate return to the field.
Juan Martin del Potro on his future
Juan Martin is certainly one of the most unlucky players in the history of our sport.
Repeatedly removed from the tour due to injuries, he has not been on the field since June 2019. He used to be number 3 in the world and is now in the top 150 of the ATP rankings. His most recent success on the tour is the beautiful victory over Roger Federer in the final of Indian Wells 2018, which ended in the tie-break of the third set.
Speaking to ESPN, Tandil Tower said, “The reality is that it takes me a long time to get back to what it used to be. I can’t hide it However, I stay on my feet because I want to play.
I struggled with my knee, but I feel like the curtain hasn’t fallen on me yet. I don’t think I have to close. “Del Potro has already announced his new goal for the next season:“ I want to be present at the Olympic Games, that keeps the wish alive in me.
Because of the damn epidemic, they have been postponed until next year, but I will keep fighting because I think representing Argentina again would be a price to pay. “The former US Open winner therefore rejected the retirement hypothesis:” I love tennis and I want to meet again all the people who have helped me during my career.
I want to do it on the inside, not off the pitch. “This is my natural place.” Del Potro finally recalled Diego Maradona, who was there when he won the Davis Cup in 2016: “I still find it hard to believe , what’s happened.
I collapsed when I saw the funeral. I don’t have the feeling that he’s gone, now I just think of good memories. It’s time to remember anecdotes and be proud that he is Argentinian.
Maradona contacted me personally to attend the 2016 Davis Finals. Of course I organized everything to make it possible. He always behaved with the greatest respect, even if in tennis the calmer you are, the calmer you are, and that was difficult with Diego.
Nobody was like him, he transmitted a power and energy that I have not noticed from any other person. Every night, alone and without anyone knowing, I looked at him for ten minutes. ”