Fate dealt another blow to Argentine stellar tennis player Juan Martin del Potro. His father Daniel Horacio died at the beginning of the week at the age of 63. As a veterinarian, he underwent heart surgery at a clinic in Buenos Aires, but succumbed to subsequent complications, the local media reported.
“You are the only and true champion. Thank you for raising me and sacrificing me to allow me to fulfill my tennis dream. I don’t know how I will continue to live without your presence. I love you, Dad, “Del Potro said emotionally with his father on Instagram.
The world‘s leading tennis players, such as his famous compatriot Guillermo Vilas and star Spaniard Rafael Nadal, immediately expressed their condolences to Argentina’s 2009 US Open Grand Slam champion.
Juan Martín del Potro, 32, has suffered his own career, undergoing several operations with injured knees, wrists and depression. The last competitive match so far was played by the former third player in the world rankings in June 2019. Since then, he has been recovering from further problems with his right knee.